Synopsis: The 7 Stages of Grieving

Date posted: 21 May 2021 Author: STC Production:  The 7 Stages of Grieving 


One woman reflects on community, dispossession, resistance and pride.

Told by a single compelling narrator, this piece weaves together cultural knowledge, memories, and personal experiences to share a powerful story of Aboriginal Australia.

A collection of vignettes that examines the timelessness of the Dreaming, the horrors of invasion, the trials of reconciliation, and police brutality, as well as the importance of kinship, speaking truth to power and the joy of telling your story your way.

The result is an engaging, moving and ultimately empowering recognition of the loss of identity and Country, the will to fight back, and a poem that blends Indigenous and western styles of storytelling.

On its premiere in 1995, this play was a radical act of First Nations theatre-making. Now, 26 years later, The 7 Stages of Grieving continues to ask vital and stirring questions of the way we tell stories and how we remember the past.


The 7 Stages of Grieving, 21 May – 19 June 2021, Wharf 1 Theatre

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