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'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.'

Source: Carriageworks.

Notes

  • 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 and Arts Centre Melbourne. (Source: Carriageworks.)

Affiliation Notes

  • Writing Disability in Australia

    Type of disability Intellectual disabilities (various).
    Type of character Primary (autobiographical).
    Point of view First person.

Production Details

  • Developed, in part at the 2019 Sundance Theatre Lab at Mass Moca.


    Presented by Carriageworks and Back to Back Theatre, at Carriageworks, 25 - 28 September 2019.

    Then presented at Fairfax Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne, as part of the Melbourne International Arts Festival, 9 - 20 October 2019.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

Best Stage Performances of 2019 Alison Croggon , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 21 December - 24 January 2019-2020;

'While Australian artists face challenging times, brilliant work is still being staged.'

[Review] The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes Alison Croggon , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 19-25 October 2019;

— Review of The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes 2019 single work drama
'Acerbic and powerful, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes exposes the exploitation of people with disability, and continues Back to Back Theatre’s tradition of making groundbreaking work.' 

 (Introduction)

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes Review : Back to Back Theatre’s Exciting Reframing of Disability Bryoni Trezise , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 30 September 2019;

— Review of The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes 2019 single work drama

'In 2009 I wrote an email to the artistic director of Back to Back Theatre, Bruce Gladwin, gushing about what I could only describe as a painful form of spectatorship. Food Court – the theatrical work I had just experienced – was profoundly, spectacularly unsettling.'(Introduction)

The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes Review : Back to Back Theatre’s Exciting Reframing of Disability Bryoni Trezise , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Conversation , 30 September 2019;

— Review of The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes 2019 single work drama

'In 2009 I wrote an email to the artistic director of Back to Back Theatre, Bruce Gladwin, gushing about what I could only describe as a painful form of spectatorship. Food Court – the theatrical work I had just experienced – was profoundly, spectacularly unsettling.'(Introduction)

[Review] The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes Alison Croggon , 2019 single work review
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 19-25 October 2019;

— Review of The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes 2019 single work drama
'Acerbic and powerful, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes exposes the exploitation of people with disability, and continues Back to Back Theatre’s tradition of making groundbreaking work.' 

 (Introduction)

Best Stage Performances of 2019 Alison Croggon , 2019 single work column
— Appears in: The Saturday Paper , 21 December - 24 January 2019-2020;

'While Australian artists face challenging times, brilliant work is still being staged.'

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