Back to Back Theatre AUS
The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes
If artificial intelligence took over the world, would humans end up living with intellectual disabilities? Three activists rise up against this fate and organise a public meeting. The aim is to sift through the scourges of our time to save the world from mass food overproduction, social breakdowns and human rights abuses. The group soon finds itself confronted with fundamental social issues: who and how are decisions made? Which ones have founded our democracies? From mistakes to misunderstandings, from biases to deceptions, the mentally handicapped actors of the Australian company Back to Back Theatre go through the fragility of the chain of responsibility with relevant acuity. The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is a theatrical revelation that leads to revolution: Disability activism, now!
Full rate : CHF 30.- / Reduced rate : CHF 20.- / Special rate : CHF 15.- / Festival-goer rate : CHF 7.-
Fri 09 Sep 2022 19:00
Sat 10 Sep 2022 21:00
Hosted in partnership with Theaterfestival Basel, Zürcher Theater Spektakel, Sommerfestival Hamburg and Groningen Norderzoon
Show in English with French surtitles
Back to Back Theatre
Mark Deans, Michael Chan, Bruce Gladwin, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Sonia Teuben
Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price
Luke Howard Trio – Daniel Farrugia, Luke Howard, Jonathon Zion
Andrew Livingston, bluebottle
Rhian Hinkley, lowercase
AI Voice Over
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
Alana Hoggart, Benjamin Ducrot
Jeff Busby et Zan Wimberley
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.
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.