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FIFO Fit in or f**k off


Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company 
and Goolarri Media will present one of the first theatre shows in WA after lockdown in Perth and Broome this October. FIFO – Fit in or Fuck off!written by former FIFO worker Melody Dia, will run from October 13 – 24 at the Subiaco Arts Centre in Perth, and October 29 – 31 at the Gimme Club in Broome.

The boom went bust, and now Jono’s in a desert mine site’s donga, trapped in debt and a lifestyle that is slowly strangling his liyarn. Jono’s wife Mary feels stuck in the high flying life of the lonely FIFO parent and has decided they’d be better off cutting their losses and moving home to Broome, close to family and her younger sister Janey. But the old neighbourhood, and her sister, ‘ain’t what they used to be’. Janey is locked in her house, sliding into stand-up comedic delusion as she awaits her FIFO husband Brad’s return. But where is Brad? And where’s their young daughter Katie? Something’s gotta give, but what will it take to stop the slide into the deepening pit that threatens to engulf them all?

In a country abundant with natural resources, mining is a way of survival. This warm, tautly written drama pulls no punches as it explores the impact of mining on two Indigenous families, developed from extensive interviews with miners from across the country and the lived experience of the playwright, Melody Dia. Starting in Broome with Goolarri Media’s Indigenous Writers program, and developing with the support of Yirra Yaakin, Playwriting Australia, Ilbijerri and Moogahlin’s Yellamundie First Nations Play Festival, FIFO – Fit In or Fuck Off! brings us an exciting new voice from the Kimberley.

Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company and Goolarri Media present FIFO – Fit In or Fuck Off! by Melody Dia, running from October 13 – 24 at the Subiaco Arts Centre in Perth, and October 29 – 31 at the Gimme Club in Broome. Click here for tickets.

 

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