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JUTE and Stephen Carleton

Stephen Carleton’s play Bastard Territory premiered in Darwin followed by a season in Cairns. Bastard Territory is a co-production between Knock-em-Down Theatre, Browns Mart and JUTE Theatre Company.

The play’s story centers on Russell, the dark skinned son of two white parents, as he delves into his parents’ past lives in Papua New Guinea and repatriation in Darwin in the late 60’s to mid 70’s. The notion of identity formation, belonging and culturally diverse family formations are explored.

The play was shortlisted for the Patrick White Playwrights’ Award (2011) and was a finalist for the Queensland Premiers Drama Award in 2012.

Funding from the Arts Queensland Projects and Programs Fund supported Queensland artists to participate in the Darwin premiere in April and for a two week season in Cairns in June 2014.

Read more about the play Bastard Territory. (PDF) (267.22 KB)