DON'T TELL

A rich store of memories of childhood play came to the fore in Don’t Tell. The project involved a series of creative storytelling workshops engaging diverse groups of women, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, as part of program activities in 2013 and 2014. Women recalled childhood chants, tongue-twisters and songs in their mother tongues, as well as storytelling practices and traditions, including shadow play.  This led to a number of lively storytelling exchanges between a group of immigrant, refugee and Aboriginal women and children as part of the program. It also led to the production by a small group of Aboriginal women Elder’s of a shadow puppet theatre play based on an Elder’s childhood story of their family pet pig. CACD artists were Therese Quinn, Denise Thomas and Lucia Parrella.

LISTEN TO AUDIO FROM DON’T TELL AND STICK, STONES, CLAY AND BONES