Our official artist image for PACT.

On top, from left to right: Miranda Aguilar, Rizcel Gagawanan, Annie Brockenhuus-Schack.

On the bottom, from left to right: Christine Pan, Jules Orcullo, Gloria Demillo.
“We wrote this for the brown folks in the room. Are you tired of all the emotional labour you go through on a day-to-day basis? Are you sick of having to be someone’s teacher, therapist and mother all in one? Are you tired of white people asking you to fix them without any regard for your own hurt and trauma? Enter Salt Baby. The story of Salt Baby asks: what if we could actually get paid for all the racist bullshit we deal with every day?”

Salt Baby is a new theatre work in progress.

Produced by: Ka-llective

Producers: Annie Brockenhuus-Schack, Rizcel Gagawanan

Writers: Miranda Aguilar, Annie Brockenhuus-Schack, Gloria Demillo, Rizcel Gagawanan and Jules Orcullo

Composer: Christine Pan
Set Designer: Crystal Valdez
Lighting Designer: Kate Baldwin

Get in touch if you’d like access to the recording of its first digital public reading from September 2020.

The work is currently being supported by PACT through their 2021 Residency Artist Program, and by the Australian Council of the Arts, the Australian Government’s arts funding and advisory body, and by CreateNSW,  the NSW Government's arts policy and funding body.

Salt Baby

Salt Baby was initially developed in the Filipinx Writers Room (now Ka-llective) that was formed during the 2020 pandemic and supported by the NSW Government through CreateNSW.

We started writing it online, having not worked together before, only having met in person twice before the pandemic hit. We didn’t know what we wanted to make. We just knew we wanted to work together and make truly great Filipinx work.

We’ve poured into this work our passion, our politics, our multi-faceted talents, our rage, our humour, our love, and we’re not done.

The world is not ready for our baby, Salt Baby.

I am a settler living on the unceded lands of the Tharawal people

I pay my respect to their elders, past and present and to all First Nations people.
From the river to the sea, none of us are free until all of us are free.

Always was, always will be,
Aboriginal land.