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Dating Black – Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

Dating Black – Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company

October 1, 2021

Company / Producer Name Yirra Yaakin Theatre
Company Contact Person Elinor King
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Genre: Theatre

A funny, energetic story of the trials and tribulations of finding love after 40.

The latest work to have come out of Yirra Yaakin Writers’ Group, Dating Black will be the first play by new playwright Narelle Thorne. Djinda has come out of a bad marriage and moved back in with family. Her best friend Hope is also single and ready to mingle. “Window shopping is what she enjoys most”. Djinda’s brother is very protective of her and ready to take on anyone that might risk her heart being broken again. Justin is the new man on the scene but is he too smooth? No one comes without baggage after 30! A funny and energetic story of the trials and tribulations of dating and finding love as a mature adult – compounded by being a blackfulla and the comedic threat of being related, even distantly, to anyone that shows an interest. How do we find love and understanding later in life?

Dating Black is a contemporary First Nations comedy featuring five actors, show is presented – up to 1500 directed by Bruce Denny. It will premiere on the main stage at Subiaco Arts characters) Centre, however will be remounted so that it can be performed on non-corner thrust stages.

Duration of performance 90 minutes
Interval No
Maximum performances per week 8
Remount: $42,000
Weekly Fee: $12,500

Date the performance is available from From 2022
No. people in Touring Party 5 cast + 3 crew = 8 touring party
First Possible Performance Evening of second day
Minimum Break Between Shows 3 hours
Theatre formats Proscenium Arch, Black Box, Thrust, Corner Thrust
Minimum stage dimensions 10m wide by 8m deep
Staging and Set Description: A box set with raised area
Lighting requirements Standard pre-rig will be required. Can use standard rig. Lighting plan will be submitted to venue prior to tour.
Audio requirements Standard in house PA. On stage foldback required.
Other technical or performance notes:.Two mechs , two LX and one sound required for bump in. We will work with venue to discuss these requirements if techs are not available.

What marketing collateral is available? Poster and flyer artwork, publicity and promotional photographs, video trailers, regional tour media release.

What community engagement is possible with this work: Post-show Q+As available. We will work with venues to also discuss creating individual community engagement activities for your venue, based upon what did and did not work in our Perth season (for example, we will be holding a speed dating night and a ‘girls night’ performance as part of the Perth season).

Written about and for patrons aged 40+, however adults of all ages will enjoy this production.