Poetic, psychic journey: conceptually innovative, flawlessly executed and some of the most exciting new theatre I’ve seen.
— ArtsHub
This is a piece that insists on being experienced in a room of people - that could only exist on stage…The words are written to be spoken aloud, almost as a ritual, offering the hope of collective truth-telling, collective healing. Kamarra's voice rings out, powerful and distinct.
— Polly Rowe, Sydney Theatre Company Literary Manager

Written and directed by Kamarra Bell-Wykes, Whose Gonna Love 'Em? I am that i AM is a post-traumatic performance thesis, winning the 2021 Patrick White Playwriting Award.

Starring Maggie Church-Kopp, Corey Saylor-Brunskill, and Maurial Spearim, accompanied by a live improvisational score by smallsound, Whose Gonna Love 'Em? I am that i AM is an absurd group therapy session held somewhere in the deepest cells of the collective mind and the colonised heart.



Based in Naarm (Melbourne) A DAYLIGHT CONNECTION is a motley crew of innovative and visionary theatre-makers, reimagining what First Nations theatre can be. 

Formed in 2022, we are an explosive union of equally weird and talented artists, dedicated to making kick-arse art rigorously and safely, hell-bent on taking our unique brand of post-traumatic adventure theatre to Australia and the world.

Our collective encompasses almost all creative and design roles from including, dramaturgy, devising, directing, choreography, performance, set and sound design, making for a dynamic, holistic and self-sustaining team.



6.30PM / Tower
Whose Gonna Love 'Em? I am that i AM

8PM / Beckett Theatre

A Daylight Connection
Malcolm Robertson Foundation
Playking Foundation
Creative Victoria
Footscray Community Arts

Whose Gonna Love Em? I am that i AM is supported by the Malcolm Robertson Foundation COVID-19 artist support funding, Playking Foundation, City of Melbourne, and Moreland City Council. Whose Gonna Love 'Em? I am that i AM was commissioned by ILBIJERRI Theatre Company and premiered in partnership with Footscray Community Arts Centre in November 2022. A DAYLIGHT CONNECTION is supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria. 

Kamarra Bell-Wykes Headshot

Writer & Director /

Kamarra Bell-Wykes

smallsound Headshot

Sound & Production Design /


Maggie Church-Kopp Headshot

Cast /

Maggie Church-Kopp

Corey Saylor-Brunskill Headshot

Cast /

Corey Saylor-Brunskill

Maurial Spearim Headshot

Cast /

Maurial Spearim

Gina Gascoigne Headshot

Lighting Designer /

Gina Gascoigne

Jacinta Anderson Headshot

Stage Manager /

Jacinta Anderson


Tiffanie Garvie


Event & ticketing details


Wheelchair Access

Performance Times

6.30PM, Wed 22 Nov
6.30PM, Thu 23 Nov
6.30PM, Tue – Sun


55 minutes (no interval)

Content notes

Performance contains mature themes including stylised physical, emotional and psychological violence, references to themes sensitive themes including mental health, suicide, racism, intergenerational trauma and sexual references, and some coarse language.

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