URSULA YOVICH

Ursula is a Burarra & Serbian actress & singer, raised in Alawa & Nakara in Darwin. Listed as one of the Top 21 most iconic Women of the Australian Stage, Page and Screen by The Age, Ursula Yovich is renowned internationally has become one of Australia’s most loved and celebrated performers. As well as playing significant roles in feature films, Australia and Jindabyne, & television series, Redfern Now and The Gods of Wheat Street, Ursula has performed with every major theatre company in Australia. Standout theatre credits include:  The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui, Bloodland, Romeo and Juliet, Secret River, The Sapphires, Capricornia, The Barefoot Divas, Diving for Pearls, Waltzing the Wilarra and My Girragundji. Other writing credits include Barbara and the Camp Dogs (co-writer with Alana Valentine) and cabaret work Magpie Blues. A five-time Helpmann nominee, Ursula won the award in 2007 for her performance in Capricornia, and was the recipient of the 2015 Sidney Myer Performing Arts Award, and the 2016 Balnaves Foundation Indigenous Playwright’s Award. 

Andrew Batt-Rawden