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The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes

Back to Back Theatre:
The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes

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LuEsther Hall January 8 - January 19, 2020


Back to Back Theatre by Michael ChanMark Deans, Bruce GladwinSimon Laherty, Sarah Mainwaring, Scott Price, and Sonia Teuben.

Five activists with intellectual disabilities hold a public meeting to start a frank and open conversation about a history we would prefer not to know, and a future that is ambivalent.
Weaving a narrative through the ethics of mass food production, human rights, the social impact of automation, and the projected dominance of artificial intelligence in the world, THE SHADOW WHOSE PREY THE HUNTER BECOMES is about the changing nature of intelligence in contemporary society.
A theatrical revelation inspired by mistakes, misreadings, misleadings, and misunderstanding, THE SHADOW WHOSE PREY THE HUNTER BECOMES reminds us that none of us are self-sufficient and all of us are responsible.


Performed in English and Auslan Interpretation.

Run Time: 1 hour

Back to Back Theatre is made possible by Australia Council for the Arts, State Government of Victoria, City of Greater Geelong, Creative Partnerships Australia.

THE SHADOW WHOSE PREY THE HUNTER BECOMES has been co-commissioned by Carriageworks, Theater der Welt, the Keir Foundation, the Thyne Reid Foundation and 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).

THE SHADOW WHOSE PREY THE HUNTER BECOMES was developed, in part, at the 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab at MASS MoCA.
Thanks to ABC TV and Radio for their in-kind support towards the recording of the work’s composition.


Header and Featured image: photo by Zan Wimberley


Tickets start at $30, plus fees
Public Supporter tickets start at $25



Provocative and will leave you with questions.

- Augustus Welby for The Music, 2019
The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes offers an urgent and uncompromising conversation about the state of humanity.

- Cameron Woodhead for The Age, 2019
In the world of Back to Back theatre, anything is possible.

- Scott Price by Peter Hanlon Feature, 2017