Back to Back Theatre
Location Theater Akzent
Language English with German surtitles
Duration 60 min
Prices EUR 15 / 25 / 30 / 35

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1 June
Time 8pm
2 June
Time 8pm
3 June
Time 8pm
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  • Paper-free evening programme

    Please find a text about The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes by Peter Eckersall here.

  • Q & A

    2 June, following the performance

  • Mitten Open House

    6 June, 4pm
    Performance von Back to Back Theatre Un-masterclass
    As part of Mitten Open House.

At a kind of activist future conference, three people are inquisitively and controversially discussing pressing societal issues. How can we make ourselves strong for the sake of others and show solidarity with them, without overstepping the mark? How do you transfer self-empower ment from slogans into practice? And as if the discussions on stage were not complex enough, the surtitling joins in as a protagonist in its own right. This Artificial Intelligence stimulates the debate unfolding on stage towards further considerations: How do human beings actually hold their own against a superior AI? Are we all, without exception, at a disadvantage within such a hierarchy? Since 1987, Australia’s internationally renowned Back to Back Theatre, an inclusive ensemble of impressive actors, has been working collectively on its stage plays that continually and thoroughly question ‘normality’. In its latest work, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes, it adopts a humorous and sensitive approach to its exploration of everyday webs of relationships and morals.

  • Artistic Team

    By Michael Chan, Mark Deans, Bruce Gladwin, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Sonia Teuben Direction Bruce Gladwin With Chris Hansen (understudy for Simon Laherty), Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price With music by Daniel Farrugia, Luke Howard, Jonathon Zion / Luke Howard Trio Sound design Lachlan Carrick Lighting design Andrew Livingston, bluebottle Screen design Rhian Hinkley, lowercase Costume Shio Otani AI Voice Over Belinda McClory Script Consultant Melissa Reeves Translation Jennifer Ma Creative Development Michael Chan, Mark Cuthbertson, Mark Deans, Rhian Hinkley, Bruce Gladwin, Simon Laherty, Pippin Latham, Andrew Livingston, Sarah Mainwaring, Victoria Marshall, Scott Price, Brian Tilley, Sonia Teuben Stage management Alana Hoggart Sound Engineering Marco Cher-Gibard Company management Erin Watson Production management Bao Ngouansavanh Touring producer Natasha Phillips Senior producer Tanya Bennett Executive producer Tim Stitz

  • Production

    A co-commission by Carriageworks (Sydney), Theater der Welt 2020 (Düsseldorf), The Keir Foundation (Sydney), Thyne Reid Foundation (Sydney), The Anthony Costa Foundation (Geelong) Supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus1, Geelong Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne International Arts Festival, Une Parkinson Foundation (Blackburn), The Public Theater (New York), ArtsEmerson (Boston)

    The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes was developed, in part, at the 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA.

    Back to Back Theatre is supported by Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, City of Greater Geelong and acknowledges the support of the Department of Education & Training, Victoria, through the Strategic Partnerships Program.

    Premiere September 2019, Carriageworks (Sydney)

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