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What’s going on at La Mama during Fringe?

What’s going on at La Mama during Fringe? With Melbourne Independent theatre bursting at the seams this Fringe Festival, La Mama has some really exciting offerings for your calendar.

Muniak Mulana is the debut collaborative work between interdisciplinary artists Neil Morris (DRMNGNOW) and Brent Watkins (Culture Evolves). It embodies place and generations spanning from pre-colonial, to first contact, present time and into the post-apocalyptic in a meeting of river water man Yorta Yorta and salt water man Gunai Kurnai. 

Coming to La Mama straight off the back of its critically acclaimed Sydney tour, is Hell’s Canyon. This award-winning play about friendship, grief and magical rebellion was developed with Playwriting Australia at the National Play Festival and was written by Emily Sheehan.

The Actor Crack’d presents a world where the mentally ill are automatically blamed for everything from mass shootings to suspected acts of terrorism. This timely piece of side-splitting, heartbreaking, thought-provoking comedic drama that blurs the boundaries between art and madness is Matthew Richard’s directorial debut Fringe offering, with Sarah Yeung’s design and Bill Marshall’s genial writing making for a comic tragedy worthy of Milligan.

In the extreme isolation of the Andean foothills, three sisters were found hanged from a rock, their animals slaughtered beside them. Three Coya Indigenous sisters – Justa, Lucia and Luciana stood to be the last remnants of a large family who tried to survive in an inhospitable environment. Beasts is inspired by acclaimed play Las Brutas from Chilean playwright Juan Radrigan, based on this true story.

You can head to La Mama Theatre’s website for further details on what’s on this Fringe Festival season