“These people are infiltrating local governments, taking custodians land away and meddling with identity and politics, it’s a really scary issue.”
Palawa man Nathan Maynard’s play, ‘At What Cost?’, explores the issue of non-Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders incorrectly identifying themselves, a contentious issue since legal reform from the Tasmanian government in 2016.
New criteria introduced allowed people to use self identification and communal recognition to prove Aboriginal ancestry, replacing a system that previously required additional documentary evidence in the process.
Ahead of the State Theatre Company South Australia debut at the Odeon Theatre, we spoke with lead actor, Sandy Greenwood, about the show’s stirring content and the conversations it has inspired.
Performance info available here – At What Cost? – State Theatre Company