NToP’s Stolen is a distressing look at a national disgrace

image-10Jane Harrison’s Stolen is the National Theatre of Parramatta’s second production – and its first revival. First staged in 1998, it’s been brought home to Sydney’s west where, in 1814, the first Native Institution was established, for assimilating Indigenous Australians into the colony through religion, education and training. From the early 1900s, under the Government’s formalised ‘assimilation’ policy, thousands of children were forcibly removed from their homes and families, losing all contact with their relatives, community and cultural identity. Stolen is a deeply distressing portrait of this national disgrace, a still-open cross-cultural wound…. READ MORE

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