A JUTE Theatre Company Production in association with CQUniversity
10-15 July 2018
by Andrea James. Storyteller Henrietta Marrie
About the Work
Bukal is Henrietta’s language name and it connects her to country, to the black lawyer vine that spreads across the rainforest that is used for so many purposes. When the vine is young it can be trained and appear very elegant. Her story is special and unique, with pride in the local and the global. It is a story that will inspire, entertain and educate. Henrietta Marrie (nee Fourmile) is a traditional owner and Elder of Cairns and is a powerful inspiration for young women, particularly young indigenous women. Henrietta received a 2014, 100 Women of Influence Award for her work in Public Policy at the United Nations University. Henrietta is focused on the promotion of culture, particularly supporting young women to aspire to greater heights.
Australia’s very first Indigenous member of the United Nations and the grand-daughter of the King of Cairns; ‘BUKAL’ is the extraordinary journey of one woman’s life that follows Henrietta Fourmile’s incredible strength and determination from the very quaint and simple shores of Aboriginal mission Yarrabah in North Queensland all the way to the world stage of Geneva, Canada and the U.S. where she impacted global Indigenous laws and legislations in the areas of Copyright, Ownership, Bio-diversity and Intellectual Property. A world exclusive, JUTE Theatre Company is honoured and privileged to produce and support the presentation of this inspiring story to audiences in partnership with CIAF (Cairns Indigenous Arts Festival) in 2018.
Cast & Crew
Director: Rhoda Roberts
Creative Producer: Yvette Walker
Dramaturge: Peter Matheson
Designer: Simona Cosentini
Designer: Simone Tesorieri
Lighting Designer: TBA
Sound Designer: TBA
Stage Manager: TBA
Dates & Venue
10th – 15th July – Venue TBC
Cairns Season : TBA
Groups of 4 or more $37 each
Opening Night Adult $50 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)
Opening Night Concession $45 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)
Opening Night Groups of 4 or more $48 (Red Carpet Event with Champagne & Canapés)
Theatre is for everyone! Prices are set to suit everyone’s lifestyle. Please note that you can also attend a JUTE show free of charge simply by volunteering a minimum of two hours towards the production. Excludes opening night.
The show runs for approximately 2 hours with one 20-minute interval. Rated: PG.
Matinee : $20 per student + teacher’s free
Matinee + Workshop : $35 per student + teacher’s free
Evenings : $30 per student + teacher’s free
Bookings : School groups can be booked directly through THIS LINK – https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/H8SWMPD
JUTE Theatre Company acknowledges the support of the Australian Government through the Building Better Regions Fund and the Australia Council for the Arts, it’s arts funding and advisory board. It also acknowledges support from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.