Gift of Life

About

Gift of Life is a heartfelt and informative story of an Indigenous woman who is struggling with end stage kidney disease, that follows her journey through the difficult process of dialysis to receiving a kidney transplant. It is a story about family, loss and love and the extraordinary gift of giving through organ and tissue donation.

Written largely but not exclusively for Australian Indigenous audiences, the play tackles head-on the issues surrounding organ donation and takes the viewer on a heartfelt journey of both sadness and joy.

Developed from an original idea by Jason De Santis, and written by Ben Graetz, Gift of Life is supported by Donate Life and the Australian Government Organ and Tissue Authority.

This short film, put together by MiseEn Media, includes interviews with the 2012 cast including playwright Ben Graetz, director Alex Galeazzi, audiences and Associate Professor Dianne Stephens of Donate Life. It follows the production from the Darwin Entertainment Centre to Nguiu on Bathurst Island, giving a small insight into the work and dedication that drove the project, which was remounted for an NT tour in 2013. In 2014, the show travelled to Alice Springs and Western Australia, and 2015 saw Gift of Life tour to Nhulunbuy and Yirrkala.

Itinerary

Nhulunbuy High School

Nhulunbuy, NT
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Gove District Hospital

Nhulunbuy, NT
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The Cell, Gove Art Centre

Nhulunbuy, NT
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Yirrkala School

Yirrkala, NT
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Batchelor Community

Batchelor, NT
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Nauiyi Community

Nauiyi, NT
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Daly River Community

Daly River, NT
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Pine Creek Community

Pine Creek, NT
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Darwin High School

Darwin, NT
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Barunga Festival

Barunga, NT
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Godinymayin Yijard Rivers Arts and Culture Centre

Katherine, NT
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Timber Creek Community

Timber Creek, NT
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Darwin Entertainment Centre

Darwin, NT
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Centralian Senior College

Alice Springs, NT
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Don Dale Youth Detention Centre

Darwin, NT
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Wurrumiyanga Community

Wurrumiyanga, NT
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Palmerston Senior School

Palmerston, NT
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Alice Plaza

Alice Springs, NT
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Yipirinya School Hall

Alice Springs, NT
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Youth Shed

Santa Teresa, NT
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Darwin Entertainment Centre

Darwin, NT
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Contact

Elizabeth Rogers

Performing Arts Manager

PO Box 535
Darwin, NT 0801

performing@artbacknt.com.au

08 8941 1444