29 November - 3 December
‘Hunter’s words have that trained liveness that allow each recollection a moment’s return’ John Bailey, RealTime
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?
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.
Concept, creation, performance Kate Hunter
Composition, performance Josephine Lange
Electroacoustic design Jem Savage
Producer Kath Papas Productions
Group 6+: $30,
Early Bird: Limited availability for performances 30 November – 3 December
Pensioners/Full-time students/MEAA members
Please Note: There will a Q&A after the performance on Thursday 30 November