January 26 is always a hard day for First Nations peoples, says Carissa Lee. And as the ‘Cheesegate’ scandal at Queensland Theatre reveals, our theatre spaces are still unsafe
Carissa Lee is the Inaugural Witness First Nations Emerging Critic. She is an associate editor and manages the Witness Instagram account. Born on Wemba-Wemba country, she graduated with Honours from the drama course at Flinders University Drama Centre and currently works as a professional actor on stage and screen. She completed a traineeship through the Black and Write! Program at QUT, which led to her role as the ATSI Writers Program Coordinator at the SA Writers Centre. Carissa has written for publications such as Junkee, LIP Mag, Book Riot, and Melbourne Writers Festival, and is presently completing her PhD in Indigenous Theatre.