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Back to Back Theatre
The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes

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Welcome to a community centre in Geelong, Australia. Plastic chairs are carried onto the stage, a public meeting is called. Four actors discuss small and large problems with great humour: which forms of physical touch are considered appropriate, but also the endless therapeutic programmes they have to endure as people with disabilities in order to attain some sense of “normality”. However, the game takes a sudden turn when an artificial intelligence appears and becomes the protagonist. How do we make decisions together that are in the best interest of a democratic society?

Back to Back Theatre, the world-renowned inclusive Australian theatre company (i.a. recipients of the Ibsen Award), is coming to Frankfurt for the first time with “The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes”. What begins as a cunning chamber piece becomes a large and moving theatrical event due to the breadth of its questions and the brilliance of its performers.

Autoren: Michael Chan, Mark Deans, Bruce Gladwin, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Sonia Teuben
Regie: Bruce Gladwin
Mit: Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price
Komposition: Luke Howard Trio – Daniel Farrugia, Luke Howard, Jonathon Zion
Sounddesign: Lachlan Carrick
Lichtdesign: Andrew Livingston, bluebottle
Screendesign: Rhian Hinkley, lowercase
Kostüme: Shio Otani
KI-Stimme: Belinda McClory
Drehbuchberatung: Melissa Reeves
Kreative Entwicklung: 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

Tourneeleitung: Tamara Searle
Bühnenmanagement: Alana Hoggart
Tontechnik: Eugene McKinnon
Kompanie Management: Erin Watson
Produktionsleitung: Bao Ngouansavanh
Touring Produktion: Tanya Bennett
Produktionsleitung: Tim Stitz

“The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes” ist eine gemeinsame Auftragsarbeit von Carriageworks, Theater der Welt 2020 Düsseldorf, der Keir Foundation, der Thyne Reid Foundation und der Anthony Costa Foundation, unterstützt von Creative Partnerships Australia durch Plus 1, mit Entwicklungsunterstützung durch das Geelong Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne International Arts Festival, die Une Parkinson Foundation, The Public Theater (New York) und ArtsEmerson (Boston).
“The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes” wurde zum Teil im Rahmen des Sundance Theatre Lab 2019 im MASS MoCA entwickelt.
Das Back to Back Theatre wird gefördert von Creative Australia, Creative Victoria und der Stadt Greater Geelong.

Ein Projekt im Rahmen des Bündnisses internationaler Produktionshäuser, gefördert von der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien. Mit freundlicher Unterstützung des Freunde und Förderer des Mousonturms e.V.