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Kelvin Grove: Stage play: Prize Fighter
11 September 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Prize Fighter – Special Community Event
Friday, 11 September 2015 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM (AEST)
Kelvin Grove, QLD
MDA and the Queensland African Communities Council (QACC) are proud to partner with Brisbane Festival and La Boite Theatre Company to bring you a Special Community Showing of Prize Fighter, starring Pacharo Mzembe.
Prize Fighter is written by Brisbane’s own Future D. Fidel, a young African Australian of Congolese heritage, who brings to the stage an authentic story that defines the courage and resilience of many African journeys to Australia.
It is one of many African inspired productions taking a special place in the Brisbane Festival this year, providing an opportunity for young African Australians to showcase their artistic talents on stage.
Join us ringside for Brisbane Festival 2015 as we transform the Roundhouse into a boxing arena and take you on a high-impact ride from Africa to Australia and back again.
A talented young boxer, Isa, is preparing for the biggest fight of his career. On the line is the national title and the promise of fame and riches beyond his wildest dreams. What unfolds is a modern-day fable of a Congolese boy orphaned by war and forced to become a child soldier by the very people who killed his family. His powerful left hook offers a new life in Australia, but his greatest obstacle is not his opponent – it’s his past.
La Boite Artist-in-Residence Future D. Fidel writes with the undeniable force of authenticity. Fleeing the Congo as a child, he lived in a Tanzanian refugee camp for eight years before being granted refugee status in Australia. Prize Fighter is inspired by his own story and those of people he has known.
We are thrilled to present in the lead role one of Queensland’s most talented young actors, Pacharo Mzembe (The Mountaintop, Underbelly), who brings years of boxing training to the stage.
Who are MDA?
MDA is an independent settlement organisation committed to achieving the best settlement outcomes for their clients and working actively to promote multiculturalism. MDA settles every newly arrived refugee in Brisbane, Rockhampton and Toowoomba.