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The hottest stage tickets of 2017 "A stand out of the inaugural all-female Festival Fatale last year, Black Birds is a whip-smart show about being a woman of colour in Australia. Actor-writer Ayeesha Ash uses spoken word, poems, movement, singing and music to "smash Afro stereotypes", she says."

The hottest stage tickets of 2017

"A stand out of the inaugural all-female Festival Fatale last year, Black Birds is a whip-smart show about being a woman of colour in Australia. Actor-writer Ayeesha Ash uses spoken word, poems, movement, singing and music to "smash Afro stereotypes", she says."

All-female Festival Fatale fights back "People come up to me on the street and want to touch it or grab it. They say things like it feels like dog's hair or sheep's wool," she says. "It can be quite upsetting. There is an ingrained racism. People ask weird questions or they make you feel like your hair takes up too much space." - Ayeesha Ash

All-female Festival Fatale fights back

"People come up to me on the street and want to touch it or grab it. They say things like it feels like dog's hair or sheep's wool," she says. "It can be quite upsetting. There is an ingrained racism. People ask weird questions or they make you feel like your hair takes up too much space." - Ayeesha Ash

Black Birds Spread Wings

“I knew I wanted to create a piece that involved a group of women and drew on the inter- and intra-cultural practice of ethnic backgrounds. We explore what our identity means to us, being third culture kids growing up in Australia,” Ugavule explained."

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Black Birds - Festival Fatale Interview

"The most interesting thing to me about our team, that we are all people of colour who come together as a united front,but we are all from such different backgrounds culturally, economically and grown in different from countries. With vast experience of life, skills between us." - Angela Sullen

 

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Black Birds - Broadway World Review

"Black Birds is the kind of theatre that doesn't simply engage audiences, but empowers them far beyond the hour of audience attendance. Black Birds had fire in its belly, timbre in its call for solidarity and not an ounce of shame in its eyes..."