The Back to Back Theatre ensemble is Australia’s only professional theatre company with actors who are perceived as »people with intellectual disabilities.« With its virtuoso productions, the company not only draws attention to the special talents of »disabled« people but also investigates their complex relationship with »normal« human beings. Its latest production The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes raises issues such as industrial farming, slave labour, human rights and the impact of automation on society – until the game suddenly takes an abrupt turning when an artificial intelligence asks to speak, and a new character enters the conversation, one that clearly distinguishes itself from all the others and increasingly gains more and more sympathy.
Author: Michael Chan, Mark Deans, Bruce Gladwin, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, Sonia Teuben
Composition: Luke Howard Trio (Daniel Farrugia, Luke Howard, Jonathon Zion)
Costume Design: Shio Otani
Screendesign: Rhian Hinkley, lowercase
Light Design: Andrew Livingston, bluebottle
Sounddesign: Lachlan Carrick
With: Michael Chan, Simon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price
With support of: Australia Council for the Arts, State Government of Victoria, City of Greater Geelong
Co-production: Theater der Welt Düsseldorf 2020, Carriageworks, The Keir Foundation, The Thyne Reid Foundation und The Anthony Costa Foundation, supported by Creative Partnerships Australia through Plus 1, with development support from the Geelong Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Une Parkinson Foundation, The Public Theater (New York City) and ArtsEmerson (Boston).