Broriginals – Life Advice direct from the Dreamtime

Canberra Theatre Centre’s season of alternative works, ETCETERA, is proud to present a Live Podcast recording event: Broriginals: Live, in The Courtyard Studio on Thursday, 6th of June.

Presented by brothers Travis De Vries and Texas De Vries, the Broriginals podcast is a comedic advice show from an Aboriginal perspective. The brothers answer questions from the audience, dissect well-meaning but ignorant government websites, and interview guests about how success is defined for Aboriginal people.

Touring NSW in 2019, Broriginals: Live was performed to sold-out venues at the Spotify Headquarters and The Australian Museum in 2018.

The ETCETERA format continues to bring a relaxed theatre experience to Canberra Theatre Centre patrons, serving local beers at Happy Hour in the Courtyard from 6pm, with shows starting from 7pm.



Do you lay awake at night, wondering what it means to be a Successful Aboriginal™ in this modern, post-colonial, post-multicultural, post-offensive, post-post world? Never fear, because Travis De Vries and Texas De Vries are here to answer that question along with any others you might have (and some that you don’t!)

Part satire, part advice show (also satire), the Broriginals podcast began when brothers Texas and Travis re-connected after being estranged for ten years. Realising that they had both become Successful Aboriginals™ in their time apart, they took on the responsibility to pass this knowledge on to the future generations in most cutting edge way possible – by making a hot Aboriginal comedy podcast.

Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal fans alike are encouraged to bring along their self-improvement questions, their random trivia questions, their questions about the finer points of making the perfect milo – our favourite brothers will answer them all, drawing on 80 000+ years of cultural heritage (and various oddities from the internet) and attempt to teach their audience how to be better Aboriginals, and maybe – better humans.



Travis De Vries is a Gamilaroi creator of dark fiction, graphic artwork and fantastic worlds. Travis’ professional practice has taken him from performing on stage with Bangarra Dance Theatre across Australia, New York and Mongolia, to creating bespoke community programs for Indigenous performers through the Sydney Opera House, to performing his own live storytelling work at the Scottish International Storytelling Festival. Travis has completed residencies with Lane Cove Gallery, Muswellbrook Art Gallery, The Australian Museum and Australian based physical theatre company Legs on the Wall.  In 2018 Travis was the Create NSW Aboriginal Arts Fellow, completing a research residency in the Australian Museum.

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Thu Jun 6
6:00 pm

The Courtyard Studio

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