Presented by Yirra Yaakin
Frankie is in jail for serious offences of assault and drug possession. She’s bitter, disenfranchised and just wants to live life on her terms.
But jail is a temporary escape for her – free from financial hardship, homelessness, and hunger.
Cracked is the story of Frankie as she rages her way through the criminal justice system with the hope of being reunited with her kids.
Weaving several narratives, Cracked shows the complexity and disconnectedness of people that fall into a life of crime, and the trials faced by prisoners and others who are determined to help them find a better life.
Written by Barbara Hostalek, Cracked is a powerful and thought-provoking look inside our criminal justice system from an exciting new voice.
In 2019, Yirra Yaakin Theatre Company, in collaboration with Playwriting Australia as part of their inaugural Ignition Program, will bring Cracked to life.