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Lynette Narkle
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Lynette Narkle
Honey Spot 2011
Photographer - Jon Green

Lyn Honey Spot

George Shevtsov, Phillip Walley-Stack & Lynette - Honey Spot 2011
Photographer - Jon Green

 

 

Lynette Narkle is a highly respected performer and director of Indigenous theatre and film. She has been a pivotal force in theatre since the early days of Jack Davis' plays.  She also worked for Screen West to increase the engagement of Indigenous filmmakers with screen culture and was the Associate Director at Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company from 2002-2006.  Lynette was a Board Member on the Australia Council's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Arts Board from 2008-2010.  She was also a Board Member of the Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Corporation from 2003-2007 and a WA representative on the Australia Council's Community Cultural Development Fund from 1996-1999.

Theatre

  • 2013: "Playwriting Australia Festival" - Perth February 2013
  • 2012: "Honey Spot" - Yirra Yaakin at the Sydney Opera House.
  • 2010: "Honey Spot" - Yirra Yaakin Perth & rural and remote WA Tour.
  • 2003: "One Day in '67" - Yirra Yaakin and Sydney Theatre Company - stockman's wife.
  • 2000 - "Aliwa" - Yirra Yaakin - Director
  • 1999: "Cruel Wild Woman" - Festival of Perth
  • 1997: "Headspace" Yirra Yaakin - Director
  • 1997: "Runamuk" Yirra Yaakin - Associate Director
  • 1996: "Ooh La Lah Nyungah Yirra Yaakin - Director
  • 1995: "The Wayarning Yirra Yaakin - Director
  • 1995: "The Bird" - Yirra Yaakin and Come Out Festival, Adelaide - Mother
  • 1994: "An Aborigine Antigone" Murdoch University Nexus Theatre - Director and Woman
  • 1990: "The Silent Years" Deckchair Theatre - Associate Director
  • 1990: "No Sugar" Belvoir (Sydney) and Playhouse (Perth) Theatre - Millie Millimura
  • 1990: "Our Town Playhouse Theatre - Mother
  • 1990: "State of Shock" - Belvoir Theatre Co
  • 1989: "Moorli & the Leprechaun Playhouse Theatre & Northwest Tour - Mother
  • 1989: "Capricornia Playhouse Theatre - Stockwomen
  • 1988: "Honeyspot" Cremorne Theatre, Brisbane - Mrs Winnali
  • 1988: "The First Born Trilogy" - "No Sugar (Millie Millimura), The Dreamers (Dolly Wallitch), Barungin (Dolly Wallitch snr)" - Fitzroy Town Hall, Melbourne
  • 1988: "Barungin" Arts Theatre Brisbane, Playhouse Theatre, Perth - Dolly Wallitch snr
  • 1987: "State of Shock" - Belvoir Street Sydney and Playbox Melbourne - Alwin & Jenny Bob
  • 1987: "The Dreamers" Portsmouth Festival, UK - Dolly Wallitch
  • 1986: "No Sugar" Fitzroy Town Hall, Melbourne, Vancouver World Expo, Canada, Hammersmith Studios, London
  • 1986: "Salt, Mustard, Vinegar, Pepper" Deckchair Theatre - Aboriginal Woman
  • 1986: "Honey Spot" Come Out Festival, Adelaide - Mrs Winnalie
  • 1985: "Honey Spot" Athenaeum Theatre Two, Melbourne, School Tour, Adelaide - Mrs Winnalie
  • 1985: "No Sugar" Perth Theatre Trust, The Maltings - Millie Milimura
  • 1983: "The Dreamers" Octogon Theatre, Perth, Alexander Theatre, Victora, Twelfth Night Theatre, Queensland, Sydney Opera House, Tasmanian Tour
  • 1980: "The Dreamers" Festival of Perth - Dolly Wallitch
  • 1979: "Kullark" WA Theatre Trust, Perth Theatre - Rosie Yorla
  • 1972: "Steel and the Stone" Bunbury Community Hall - Aboriginal Woman

Film and Television

  • 2013: "The Darkside" ABC - Warwick Thornton - screening on TV in 2014
  • 2012: "The Sapphires" Gold Post Pictures - Nanny Theresa
  • 2012: "Ace of Spaces" Inkubator Pty Ltd - Maisie
  • 2010: "Mad Bastards" Bush Turkey Films - TJ's Mum
  • 2004: "Southern Cross" -Taylor Media, Channel 9 - Aunty Mary
  • 2000: "My Mother, My Son" Chilli Films, SBS TV - Mona
  • 1998: "Bobtales" (TV animation) Gripping Films & Graphics, WAAMA, SBS TV - Storyteller
  • 1996: "Natural Justice: Heat" Barron Entertainment, Channel 7 - Alice
  • 1994: "Anti Smoking Campaign", video (Short Drama)
  • 1994: "Grogbusters" Education Video (Short Drama)
  • 1994: "Heartland" (TV Mini Series) Northway Productions, ABC1 - Field Liaison Officer
  • 1993: "Exile and the Kingdom" Snakewood Films, ABC - Voice-Over
  • 1993: "Blackfellas" Barron Films - Liaison Officer
  • 1990: "Jackaroo" - Crawford Productions (TV Mini Series) - Dulcie'

Director

  • 2000: "Aliwa" - Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Theatre
  • 1996: "Donkalonk" - Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Theatre
  • 1996: "Ooh La Nah Nyungah" - Yirra Yaakin Aboriginal Theatre

Community/Creative Involvement

  • 2012: International Women's Day 'Indigenous Voice in Theatre' Bunbury - Guest Speaker
  • 2012: World Epilepsy Day Fundraiser Bunbury - Participant
  • 2011: World Epilepsy Day Fundraiser Esperance - Participant
  • 2009: Women's Camp (raising awareness of breast cancer) Bunbury - Guest Speaker
  • 2001: Mistaken Faces & Places (Playwriting) WAAPA - Facilitator
  • 1999: Pilbara Drama & Visual Arts Workshops Healthways & Yirra Yaakin Theatre - Facilitator
  • 1994: Anti-Smoking Video Healthways - Actor
  • 1994: Grog Busters Educational Video Aragon Productions - Actor
  • 1992: Geraldton Aboriginal Playwright Project Geraldton Regional Community Education Association - Facilitator

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