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29 November, 2017 - 3 December, 2017
Kate Hunter and collaborators
29 November – 3 December 2017
preview: Wednesday 29 November
opening night: Thursday 30 November
duration: 60 minutes
Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Q&A after the 4.30pm performance on Saturday 2 December
ticket price: $30 – $38
warning: contains coarse language
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★★★★ ‘Hunter’s text is a revelation… Earshot is a unique and novel theatrical experiment.’ The Age
Part live performance, part undercover surveillance operation, Earshot is driven by theatre-maker Kate Hunter’s lifetime obsession of eavesdropping on the private conversations of complete strangers.
In this dynamic new collaboration, overheard stories gathered from the general public are combined with voice-activated text projection to offer a fly-on-the-wall insight into the lives of others: personal, epic, comic and sometimes devastating.
Working closely with electroacoustic musician Jem Savage and performer/composer Josephine Lange, Kate uses analog objects and digital technology to craft a celebration of the Australian vernacular. Poetic, musical, horrific and hilarious, Earshot asks us to draw a line in the sand of the public domain. Where is that line? The park? The cafe? Your street? Your back garden? Who should be permitted to listen?
Check out the promo video for Earshot here
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Please note: this performance contains coarse language. Due to the intimate nature of the performance, latecomers will not be permitted to enter the theatre
Concept, creation, performance Kate Hunter
Composition, performance Josephine Lange
Electroacoustic design Jem Savage
Producer Kath Papas Productions
Group 6+: $30,
Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members
Please Note: There will a Q&A after the 4.30pm performance on Saturday 2 December