For many around us, 2020 has been a challenging year so far, as we deal with isolation and separation. But for some, these feelings have shadowed their life as they adapt to a new life in a new country. Inspired by stories of hardship and resilience from migrant communities, Perth-based writer and performer Mararo Wangai is working on his first work-of-scale, Black Brass.
Recently, Mararo was back in the room with Dramaturgs Matt Edgerton and Afeif Ismail to refine his script. He was also joined by guitarist Mommed Mamundo to explore ways to weave the stories together using music and songs.
We sat down around the room with the creative team to find out how the script is coming together and how they worked within the imposed restrictions at the time.