“[Back to Back Theatre] have never let the fact that their performers have a range of physical and intellectual disabilities define, or indeed, confine them from pushing and transforming our expectations of what theatre can be. Long may they continue to do shows.” —Time Out Melbourne
Interrogating the parameters of traditional theater and their own perceived disabilities, the five performers in Back to Back Theatre challenge contemporary presumptions about artificial intelligence and the human mind. With this unapologetic and piercingly fresh new work, Australia’s leading independent theater company returns to the Walker for the third time. Miscommunication, mistakes, and misunderstandings abound as a group of activists holds a public meeting for a frank discussion about a history we would prefer not to know and a future that is ambivalent. Storytelling, design, light, and sound thread through the mayhem, until clarity emerges amid community.
Contains mature content, coarse language, and references to sexual and physical abuse.
Program length: 65 minutes.
On Thursday, join the artists for a meet and greet in the Cityview Bar after the performance. On Friday, stay for a Q&A with the artists.
The performance on Saturday, February 1, will have ASL interpretation and audio description. All shows presented with English surtitles.
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