Black Drop Effect
BANKSTOWN ARTS CENTRE | AUSTRALIA
WORLD PREMIERE
14–18 JANUARY Bankstown Arts Centre $35 + BF 70 MINS
Multipack Event
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EVENT INFO
VENUE
WHEN
  • Tue 14 Jan at 8.00pm (preview)
    Wed 15 Jan at 8.00pm
    Thu 16 Jan at 8.00pm* 
    Fri 17 Jan at 8.00pm
    Sat 18 Jan at 8.00pm

    * AUSLAN Interpreted & Audio Described w/ Tactile Tour at 7.00pm

TICKETS & PRICING
  • Preview Full Price – $30
    General Admission Full Price – $35
    Concession  – $30 
    + booking fee

Black Drop Effect
BANKSTOWN ARTS CENTRE | AUSTRALIA
WORLD PREMIERE

Hold your index finger and thumb close together against a bright background, then bring them together. They seem to touch before they actually do. That, in its simplest form, is the Black Drop Effect.

It’s also a new play by Yuwaalaraay woman Nardi Simpson; storyteller, performer, and songwriter with Stiff Gins. Black Drop Effect is an immersive, multi-layered exploration of black and white, generational conflict, and the ongoing effects of colonisation.

Binno is an Aboriginal elder and erstwhile member of a community dance group who is asked to present a series of traditional dances, alongside an actor reading extracts from Captain Cook’s diaries, for a 26 January celebration.

Binno is unsure, until his straight-talking sister Beenie convinces him to teach the dances to three young men seeking connections with culture, country and their place in the world. As they learn the dances and understand their meanings, a bigger plan emerges.

Produced by Bankstown Arts Centre, and directed by Felix Cross, Black Drop Effect is an immersive, multi-layered experience that draws audiences into the contested space of ideas and emotions inspired by the 250 years of Australia’s colonial history.

Accessibility
Important Info

Content Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander audiences are warned that 'Black Drop Effect' may contain images and historic writings that may cause distress and offence.

Warning - This performance contains strong language

Recommended for ages 15+

Black Drop Effect is an outdoor work performed in the courtyard at the Bankstown Arts Centre. Audiences are encouraged to dress appropriately. 

Cast and Credits
Creative Team
Writer Nardi Simpson
Director Felix Cross 
Visual Designer Lucy Simpson 
Video Designer Mic Gruchy 
Lighting Designer Karen Norris
Sound Designer/Composer James Henry
Producer Katrina Douglas 
Executive Producer Vandana Ram 
Production Manager Amber Silk 
Stage Manager Frankie Clarke
Assistant Production Manager Emjay Matthews
Assistant Stage Manager Bianca Cruse

Cast
Binno William McPherson
Beenie Marlene Cummins
Pip Jane Phegan
Andy Anthony Hunt
Max Googoorewon Knox
Brayden Isaiah Kennedy
Charley Boy Ken Weldon
14–18 JANUARY
$35 + BF
70 MINS
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