The Story Only I Can Tell
The Story Only I Can Tell is the fascinating story of William’s life. His forebears migrated from China to Australia over a hundred years ago and subsequent generations adapted to western culture. William grew up in North Queensland on a tobacco farm, and has made his way in the world as an architect, a playwright, a photographer, a visual artist, a film-maker, and now a story-teller. He has led a varied life, working alongside many of Australia’s best-known artists from all artforms, including Patrick White, Brett Whitely and Jenny Kee.
He is known worldwide for his poignant work exploring social diversity, belonging and travel. The Story Only I Can Tell exemplifies his ability to engage and move audiences with his eloquent, powerful and uniquely Australian stories.
The Story Only I Can Tell is designed to sit alongside performances by community members of their own stories, created through storytelling workshops led by Yang.
“Yang is the consummate conversationalist, unassuming and congenial, as though talking in the intimacy of his lounge room."
“Yang’s work is a triumph” The Daily Telegraph
Writer and Performer William Yang
Music Composer James Brown
Depending on the needs of the venue, there are a variety of options available including:
- a weekend to a two week storytelling workshop (potentially after-work hours to accommodate needs) to develop local stories. A shorter workshop can be delivered by William alone.
- this could culminate in a performance of the best of the community stories - either on your professional stage or in your rehearsal space /studio
- followed the next night by a performance of The Story Only I Can Tell by William on one of your professional stages