“…unquestionably powerful … theatrical magic” —

Welcome to the Australian Truth and Reconciliation Tribunal we’ve never had.

Artists, lawyers, leaders and activists put Australia’s colonial past and murky refugee policies on trial in this powerful piece of political theatre. Tribunal is created to interrogate and explore notions of truth and lies around the labels of ‘refugee’ and ‘asylum seeker’. You be the judge.

Each performance is different, with guests airing their experiences and the issues directly affecting their communities. Tribunal is a space where the truth can be told, connections can be made, and intimacies shared.

“It’s a must-see of a very special kind” — Ben Neutze, Daily Review

Concept & Lead Artist Karen Therese
Concept & Human Rights Lawyer Joe Tan
Creative Collaborators/ Text/Performers Rhonda Grovenor Dixon, Mahdi Mohammadi, Karen Therese, Paul Dwyer, Katie Green, Jawad Yaqoubi plus guest speakers
Text Editor Paul Dwyer

Outside Eye Chris Ryan
Design Province Studio (Laura Pike and Anne Louise Dadek)
Video Design Sean Bacon
Sound Design James Brown
Lighting Design Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Stage Manager Patrick Howard

Tour History

2018 – Sydney Festival Carriageworks
2018 – Sydney Opera House
2017 – PYT Fairfield
2017 – Arts House Melbourne
2016 – Griffin Theatre at the SBW Stables Theatre in Kings Cross.

TRIBUNAL is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW and The Australian Council for the Arts.