Rockhampton born and raised Ghenoa Gela performs My Urrwai
Published on 20 June 2019
Ghenoa Gela - little sister, daughter, granddaughter, Rocky born and raised, comedian, teacher, fighter, air guitar champ, Move-It Mob Style host, Torres Strait mainlander, walking political statement – has made a show!
My Urrwai premiered as part of the 2018 Sydney Festival and is now heading to Rockhampton for one night only on Wednesday 31 July at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre.
My Urrwai tells a sensitive and deeply personal story in which laughter and deep reflection go hand in hand. It is an autobiographical show, weaving together spoken story and movement.
A Koedal (Crocodile) and Waumer (Frigate Bird) woman, Ghenoa Gela is a strong Torres Strait Islander woman from Rockhampton. She is a recipient of both the renowned Keir Choreographic Award and the Deadly Funny Melbourne International Comedy Festival Award.
The Sydney Arts Guide described it as ‘engaging, entertaining and enlightening’; Audrey Journal described it “Gela charms her crowd with vivid storytelling, self-deprecating humour and wide-open expressivity.”
Ghenoa Gela will perform My Urrwai at the Walter Reid Cultural Centre (corner East and Derby Streets) on Wednesday 31 July at 7.30pm. Seating is strictly limited so early booking is strongly advised. Adults $35, concessions available. PAY-YOUR-AGE: Patrons aged 26 years and under pay $1 per year of age. Tickets on sale from www.seeitlive.com.au , or by phoning the Pilbeam Theatre Box Office on 4927 4111.
Presented by Rockhampton Regional Council. Local partner: The Investment Collective.