Black Brass

Mararo Wangai

My hope is to challenge contemporary notions of resilience; that one must ‘overcome’ in a big or dramatic way. By reaching out to people on the fringes of society and bringing to light their narratives, I hope to create a work that speaks to the whole rather than the few.
Mararo Wangai

Black Brass is a new work in development that draws inspiration from stories of resilience from a range of diverse minorities and how, in a networked world that amplifies the shouts of victory, we forget that even small wins deserve celebration and recognition.

Through a series of community consultations and interviews, emerging artist Mararo Wangai seeks to celebrate these intimate expressions of resilience, the private victories rather than public actions, making space for voices whose stories are equal parts vulnerable, resilient and worthy.

In collaboration with the Centre for Stories and Dramaturgs Afeif Ismael and Matt Edgerton, Mararo will then weave those recorded materials and explore the creative and dramaturgical line that will run through the work.



Created by
Mararo Wangai

Afeif Ismael
Matt Edgerton

In collaboration with
The Centre for Stories

Produced by
Performing Lines WA

Information for Presenters

This work is currently in development stage.

Zainab Syed Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

Produced by Performing Lines WA, the work has been supported by the WA Government through the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of our First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.