Matriarch, by Sandy Greenwood, is an original and dynamic one woman show celebrating the strength and resilience of four Gumbaynggirr women, spanning over 100 years of Australian history.

A hit show at the Melbourne Fringe Festival 2018 and winner of a Green Room Award for best performance, Sandy Greenwood’s production vividly brings to life the matriarchs of her own family: herself, her mother, her grandmother, and her great-grandmother.

Through a combination of drama, dance and music, Matriarch explores cultural identity, the effects of intergenerational trauma and what it means to be a fair skin Blak woman in modern Australia.

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Pricing Guide

ADMISSION All tickets $30

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Media Reviews

"One-woman show brings ancestors' voices to arresting life." By Sydney Morning Herald

"Matriarch was a testament to the extraordinary power of storytelling and song." By Arts Review

"A triumph... the sold out audience was riveted to our seats." By Witness Performance (Monique Grbec)