By Andrea James
A young girl hits a ball against the tin wall of her family’s home. This is where it all began for Evonne Goolagong. Hers is a quintessentially Australian story about a girl from the bush who dared to dream, and with the support of an outback farming town, rose to become the No. 1 tennis player in the world and a household name by the age of 19.
Evonne Goolagong’s heartwarming story is a celebration of spirit and passion over adversity, and a tribute to a woman whose sporting prowess continues to inspire a nation, giving hope to thousands of young girls across the country. With its distinctively Australian sensibility and humour, Sunshine Super Girl asks us to consider our nation’s future and the part we can play for the next ‘Goolagong’ waiting in the wings.
This landmark new Australian work is written and directed by Yorta Yorta/Gunaikurnai theatremaker Andrea James (Yanagai! Yanagai!).
- Writer & Director Andrea James
- Movement Director & Additional Choreography Katina Olsen
- Original Choreographic Concept & Initial Movement Direction Vicki Van Hout
- Set & Costume Design Romanie Harper
- Lighting Design Karen Norris
- Composition & Sound Design Gail Priest
- Video Media Design Mic Gruchy
- Dramaturg Louise Gough
- Mentor Paige Rattray
- Produced by Performing Lines
- Evonne Ella Ferris
- Barbara & Ensemble Katina Olsen
- Mum & Ensemble Jacqueline Compton
- Roger, Dad & Ensemble Lincoln Elliott
- Larry, Mr Edwards & Ensemble Sermsah Bin Saad
- Tour Lighting Design Ben Anshaw
- Production Manager Jason Thelwell
- Stage Manager Jess Keepence
- Head of Lighting Steve Hendy
- AV Technician Corey Wiles
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Sunshine Super Girl is produced by Performing Lines and has been supported by Production Co-commissioners, Melbourne Theatre Company, Griffith Regional Theatre, QPAC, Queanbeyan Performing Arts Centre, Bathurst Memorial Entertainment Centre, Wagga Wagga Civic Theatre, Geelong Arts Centre, The Art House – Wyong, Bendigo Venues and Events and Country Arts SA.
Sunshine Super Girl has been supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body; the NSW Government through Create NSW; the Seaborn Broughton & Walford Foundation; the Blake-Beckett Trust; Moogahlin Performing Arts; and Australian Plays Transform through its Playwrights Retreat Program.