Jandamarra App

The Jandamarra app seamlessly combined traditional storytelling, dance and song. In a culturally illuminating, emotionally stirring, and linguistically captivating extension of his story.

Legend of the Bunuba people

Jandamarra led one of the longest and most successful campaigns to defend Aboriginal country in Australian history, before being gunned down while still in his twenties.

The Jandamarra app seamlessly combined traditional storytelling, dance and song. In a culturally illuminating, emotionally stirring, and linguistically captivating reimagining of Jandamarra's story.

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Substantial multimedia content, sociocultural analysis, and extensive teachers' notes

A curated experience of the play as a whole: on stage, behind the scenes and in production

A historically significant work by the son of Prime Minister Bob Hawke

I helped bring life to theatre studies

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Curated the digital extension of Steve Hawke's play: on stage, behind the scenes and in production.

Enriched every reader's connection to the play on stage. I sourced, selected and oversaw production of all content and app design. Managing post-production of all featured audio and video, too. Giving students and teachers access to visceral layers of content. That can't replace live theatre, but encourage connection through shared experience. Fostering deeper comprehension by making readers observers. Sort of. An audience, almost...

Extended the magic of theatre. What better way to complement theatre studies than by humanising scripts via sound and vision? I sourced, selected and oversaw production of all embedded content. Layering the mix of audio, imagery and video in ways that told their own story but never overshadowed others.

On stage, BTS & in production

• The full play script.
• Twenty-eight images from the Windjana Gorge performance of Jandamarra in 2011.
• Video of ten key scenes from that performance, which chart Jandamarra's journey.
• Video interview with Steve Hawke and Phil Thomson, director of the Windjana Gorge performance, discussing the development of the play with journalist Vickie Laurie.
• Extensive teachers’ notes by Rachel Ford.

A curated experience of the play on stage, behind the scenes and in production

Extra magic

Credits

In-app production photos: Steve Hawke.

In-app design work: The Nest / Frost Collective.

Screenshots and in-app material courtesy of Currency Press.

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