Giordano Nanni is an historian who saw the benefits of re-enacting the Minutes of Inquiry as verbatim-theatre. He is the Senior Research Associate in the School of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Melbourne. He published The Colonisation of Time: Ritual, routine and resistance in the British Empire in 2012. Andrea James, a graduate of La Trobe University and the Victorian College of the Arts. She co-directed Crowfire for Playbox's Blak Inside season, and Magpie for Melbourne Workers Theatre. She recognises theatre as a place where oppressed people and classes can find unity, strength, power, expression and language. Theatre is about the only place in today's society where she can hear and speak the language of her father's peoplethe Yorta Yorta. James is of Aboriginal and Polish descent.