The Promised Land (Development)

Photo AIATSIS film still, ABC

The Promised Land  (Development)  

Commissioned by Campbelltown Arts Centre, The Promised Land is a work in development led by acclaimed Indigenous Australian singer-songwriter, Emma Donovan.

Emma Donovan, is the eldest granddaughter of the mid north coast elders Micko and Aileen Donovan, who founded Aboriginal Country band, The Donovans.

Since January 2020, Emma and her creative team have embarked on a residency series at Campbelltown Arts Centre to develop a musical performance that reflects on the musical legacy of her Grandparents Micko and Aileen Donovan and treasured family archives to tell the family’s story.

The final rehearsals and premiere performance will take place in 2021 at Campbelltown Arts Centre.

Creative Team
Emma Donovan
Mervyn Gregory Donovan
Ashley Luke Donovan
Michael Craig Donovan
Shalina Lisa Donovan
Leon Donovan
Hilton Donovan
Jaleesa Jade Godson
Elaine Crombie – Dramaturg
Fausto Brusamolino – Video and Lighting Designer
Annika Unsen – Sound Designer