Ground-breaking theatre company Back to Back Theatre are bringing a new play to Melbourne
27.04.2022

Ground-breaking theatre company Back to Back Theatre are bringing a new play to Melbourne

Back to Back Theatre
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Having just won the highly acclaimed 2022 International Ibsen Award, Back to Back Theatre will be in Melbourne in May for ‘The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes’.

A leading voice in contemporary world theatre, Back to Back Theatre is a company based in Geelong that tours nationally and internationally. The company creates contemporary performance with their ensemble of actors who all live with disability, crafting work from their minds and experiences to give voice to social and political issues that speak to all. Challenging the audience’s assumptions of what it means to live with a disability, their simultaneously humorous and unsettling work The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is coming to the Monash University Performing Arts Centres in May.

What you need to know

  • Back to Back Theatre are back in Australia after a tour of Europe and the USA
  • They have just recently won the 2022 International Ibsen Award
  • Catch their play, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes on Thursday May 19 or Friday May 20

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A show about individual and collective responsibility, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is a story about collective meetings that won the Green Room Award for Best Ensemble. As well as recently having been named the recipients of the 2022 International Ibsen Award – an accolade considered the greatest in the world for recognition of theatre – their debut feature film SHADOW has just won the 2022 SXSW Film Festival Audience Award.

 

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“Many amazing artists have collaborated with the Back to Back Ensemble over the last 30 years,” states Bruce Gladwin, artist and performance maker as well as the Artistic Director and Co-CEO of Back to Back Theatre. “The presentation of The International Ibsen Award honours not only the Ensemble’s talent and unique insight as social commentators but the richness and depth of Australian contemporary theatre.”

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes is showing at the Alexander Theatre in The Ian Potter Centre for Performing Arts. Tickets are $20 – $55. For more information, and to grab your tickets, head here.