URSULA YOVICH

PLAYWRIGHT & PERFORMER - MAN WITH THE IRON NECK

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Ursula Yovich is a Burarra and Serbian actress and singer, raised in Alawa and Nakara in Darwin. She studied at the Aboriginal Centre for the Performing Arts in Brisbane and as one of Australia’s most celebrated performers has been listed as one of the Top 21 most iconic Women of the Australian Stage, Page and Screen by The Age. As well as significant roles in the feature films, Australia and Jindabyne, and television series, Redfern Now and Wheat Street, Ursula has performed with every major theatre company in Australia. Some of her highly acclaimed work includes The Sapphires, The Sunshine Club, One Night The Moon, Waltzing the Wilara; Barefoot Divas; Pecan Summer (Australia’s first Indigenous Opera), Secret River and, Wesley Enoch’s translation of Bertold Brechts Mother Courage. Ursula won the Helpmann award in 2007 for her performance in Capricornia and her one-woman show, Magpie Blues saw her nominated for Best Actress and Best Cabaret in 2011.

Andrew Batt-Rawden