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03 - 12 June 2021

Milk: By Dylan Van Den Berg

Like a smack in the face.  That’s how I’d describe it.

On the precipice of something life changing, a young Palawa man plunges into an exploration of self and Country. 

Carried with the winds of a metaphysical Flinders Island, the land of his mob and the place where it all happened, he is drawn back to the dawn of colonization.  To a woman who bore the brunt of the oppressors’ violence and then forward to her granddaughter, who buried the truth as a means of survival. Stirring up stories together, with parts both  achingly sad and unexpectedly funny, what unfolds reveals by slow degrees painful but important truths.

Canberra-grown, 2020 Griffin Theatre and Rodney Seaborn Playwrights Award winner, playwright  Dylan Van Den Berg  brings to the stage the uneasy personal process of reconciliation. To what extent can people align themselves with Indigenous legacies of resilience when they are also related to their oppressors? Does the passage of time undermine connection to Country?


Starring award-winning Mandandanjii & Darambal woman Roxanne McDonald [Parramatta Girls, Mabo] and Katie Beckett [Redfern Now, Sunshine Girl, Which Way Home] with  Dylan Van Den Berg  Milk is a story of longing, of connection and the ghosts of the past.


Character A: Roxanne McDonald 
Character B: Katie Beckett 
Character C: Dylan Van Den Berg 

Direction: Virginia Savage 
Set & Costume Design: Imogen Keen 
Lighting Design: Gerry Corcoran 
Sound Design: Peter Bailey

Cultural Consultant:  Gaye Doolan

A Street Produced Contemporary Theatre Production 

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The Street Presents
Milk by Dylan Van Den Berg

Thursday 3 June (Preview) - Saturday 12 June

Standard: $45.00
Concession: $42.00 
Group Of 4: $39.00 
Student: $35.00
Mid- Week Special (Wed 9 & Thurs 10): $37.00
Preview: $32.00

15 Childers St,

City West ACT 2601

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Monday - Friday

10am - 3pm


Also opens

1.5 hours prior

to performance.


02 6247 1223
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