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29 November - 3 December

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Kate Hunter and collaborators

29 November – 3 December 2017
opening night: Wednesday 29 November
duration: 60 minutes
Wednesday to Saturday 7.30pm
Sunday 5pm
Q&A after the performance on Thursday 30 November
ticket price: $30 – $38
03 9662 9966

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‘Hunter’s words have that trained liveness that allow each recollection a moment’s return’ John Bailey, RealTime

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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

Ticket Prices:

Full: $38,
Concession: $30,
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


29 November
3 December
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