Taxi

Melbourne Workers Theatre 1990, Taxi, [unknown], 23 A.

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Performance name Taxi
Creator(s) Melbourne Workers Theatre
Contributor(s) Arden, David
Billing, Shirley
Butera, Anna
Cornelius, Patricia
Damnics, Sandra
Dunbar, Mark
Lesser, Chris
Mat, Senol
Mumford, Peter
Reynolds, Vicki
Vela, Irine
Year presented/published 1990
Publisher Melbourne Workers Theatre
Place of publication Melbourne, Vic.
Performance venue [unknown]
Performance end date 23 Apr - 26 May 1990
Description of performance 1 MP4 file (1 hr 34 min)
Summary Recording of a cabaret about a Turkish taxi driver and his travails in “the lucky country”. Uses song and simple dramatic scenes to discuss the migrant experience in Australia. Directed by Patricia Cornelius. Archival footage cuts between two different venues (one of which may be Debney Park Community Centre 01:19 45 – writers Vicki Reynolds and Patricia Cornelius join the performers onstage for curtain call. 01:20:42 Senol Mat makes a short speech in Turkish 01:21:20 Encore performance of a Turkish song 01:25:49 Audience gets up to dance 01:30:02 A thankyou to MWT from one of the community, with some interesting champagne cork-popping
Keyword(s) Migrants
Racism
Cabaret
Notes Contact Deakin University Library for access to MOV file.
Language eng
Indigenous content off
Persistent URL http://hdl.handle.net/10536/DRO/DU:30113111

Document type: Performance
Collection: Melbourne Workers Theatre
 
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