The Color Purple & Blackbird

Monday, 3 October 2016 - 8:30am to 9:00am

It's an exciting time for art in Australia and on this week's show we speak with two wonderful artists, Thando Sikwila and Amie Batalabasi about the work they're doing.

Thando is a musician and actor, currently playing Shug Avery in the upcoming Australian production of The Color Purple at Chapel off Chapel launching on October 13. We chat with her about what it means to for Australian theatre to have an all black and brown cast sharing the story of The Color Purple which launches on October 13.

Amie is a filmmaker, director and founder of Colourbox Studio in Footscray. In October her film, Blackbird, which centres the untold story of Australia’s Solomon Islander Sugar Slaves in the late 1800s is being screened at the worlds biggest Indigenous film festival imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in Toronto. Colourbox Studio is also launching its Spring Pop Up Shop on October 7 and she tells us all about it!


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Monday 8:30am to 9:00am
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