Maurice Sailor

Maurice Sailor

Biography

Maurice Sailor, hails proudly from Thursday Island’s Rosehill, where the cultural tapestry of Yam Island and Darnley Island weaves through his upbringing. At the age of 16, Maurice made his stage debut at the Pryce Centre for Culture and Arts, tackling the issue of domestic violence before embarking on an enlightening tour across the United States, guided by the esteemed Aunty Rita Pryce. In 2023, Maurice’s journey continued with the JUTE Theatre Company, where he lent his talents to transformative tours such as “I Gut This Feeling” and “Back On Track,” bringing essential messages to communities far and wide. Inspired by the immersive world of cinema, Maurice infuses each performance with a deep-seated passion for storytelling, ensuring that every portrayal leaves a lasting impact. Beyond his artistic pursuits, Maurice holds his cultural heritage dear, finding solace and connection through the symbolic totems that bridge his ancestral roots, from Kadal (Crocodile), Umaig (Dog) & Waumer (Frigatebird).

Current Performances

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Performance Straight from the Strait

PRESENTED BY OPERA QUEENSLAND, YUMPLA NERKEP FOUNDATION AND QUEENSLAND PERFORMING ARTS CENTRE, IN ASSOCIATION WITH BRISBANE FESTIVAL A Torres Strait Island Musical On 8 May 1968, a group of remarkable…

Straight from the Strait

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