The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes
DATES: 19-20 May 0730pm
LOCATION: Alexander Theatre, The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts, 48 Exhibition Walk, Clayton
WEBSITE AND TICKETS: https://www.monash.edu/perfor.../event/back-to-back-theatre/#
The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is a story about a public meeting, the type of meeting you would hope to happen in a certain kind of democracy. How do we come together to make decisions that are in the best interest of a civic society?
Don’t miss this remarkable production by world-renowned Australian company, Back To Back Theatre; winners of the 2022 International Ibsen Award and SXSW Audience Award.
Coming to Monash University Performing Arts Centres this May is leading Australian theatre company, Back to Back Theatre with The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes. Recent recipients of the international Ibsen award, dubbed the ‘ Nobel Prize for Theatre’ and the SXSW Audience Award for their screen adaptation of Shadow, Back to Back Theatre is recognised as a company that has brought new artistic dimensions to the world of theatre.
Weaving a narrative through human rights, sexual politics, and the projected dominance of artificial intelligence, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is a sly theatrical revelation inspired by mistakes, mis-readings, mis-leadings and misunderstanding, Shadow reminds us that none of us are self-sufficient and all of us are responsible. Back to Back Theatre creates new forms of contemporary performance imagined from the minds and experiences of a unique ensemble of actors with a disability, giving voice to social and political issues that speak to all people. Based in the regional centre of Geelong, the company is one of Australia’s most globally recognised and respected contemporary theatre companies.
In addition to its professional practice, Back to Back collaborates intensively with communities around the world, with a focus on artistic excellence and elevated social inclusion for people with disabilities. THE SHADOW WHOSE PREY THE HUNTER BECOMES has been co-commissioned by Carriageworks, Theater der Welt, Düsseldorf 2020, the Keir Foundation, the Thyne Reid Foundation and The Anthony Costa Foundation, supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus 1, with development support from the Geelong Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Une Parkinson Foundation, The Public Theater (New York City) and ArtsEmerson (Boston).
THE SHADOW WHOSE PREY THE HUNTER BECOMES was developed, in part, at the 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA.
All thanks to our friends at Zilla & Brook, Bohemian Rhapsody Weekly Magazine is proudly covering this season production (media: Katherine Kelly) please stay tuned for more details
special thanks: Fiona Macleod and Deveta Patel
Image: Jeff Busby