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Debutante: Race, Resistance and Girl Power
- By: Nakkiah Lui, Miranda Tapsell
- Narrated by: Nakkiah Lui, Miranda Tapsell
- Length: 3 hrs and 50 mins
- Original Recording
They’re wearing ball gowns, they’re debutantes... and they’re black. The debs’ ball is a controversial colonial export but can it be empowering too? Australia’s most celebrated young playwright Nakkiah Lui and actress Miranda Tapsell put on their hats and gloves to find out. Nakkiah and Miranda are angry, young, vocal, Aboriginal and very, very funny. Join them on their journey, starting with a lesson on teatime etiquette in London where it all began, as they follow the debutante trail and discover that First Nations women across the globe have made this tradition their own.
A step back into an untold history
- By Hannah McCauley on 17-06-2020
Storytelling at its finest
The stories of invasion, dispossession, genocide, stolen generations and racism as told from the voices and experiences of truly amazing and awe inspiring women were so moving and insightful. The way they were all crafted together through the exploration of the history of the debutante ball was brilliant! So much to learn. Congratulations to all involved in producing this! I could listen to Nakkiah and Miranda talk all day!
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