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, “Shadow” reminds us that none of us are self-sufficient and all of us are responsible.

Back To Back Theatre, The Shadow Whose Prey The Hunter Becomes, Image Jeff Busby 2018

Wed 25 Sep, 8pm – Opening Night
Thu 26 Sep, 8pm
Fri 27 Sep, 8pm
Sat 28 Sep, 2pm
Sat 28 Sep, 8pm

Tickets $35 + fee

A transaction fee of $4.40 applies to all bookings.

Presented by Carriageworks and Back to Back Theatre.

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes has been co-commissioned by Carriageworks, 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 Performing Arts Centre, Arts Centre Melbourne, 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.

Back to Back Theatre is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council and supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the City of Greater Geelong and Creative Partnerships Australia.