Eerie Theatre

A major new theatrical work from Back to Back Theatre, co-commissioned and presented by Carriageworks, The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes, will have its world premiere at Carriageworks on 25 September, before completing an Australian tour and going on to the United States. Inspired by its own ensemble of actors, Back to Back Theatre is a leading voice in contemporary world theatre. Over the last decade the multi-award-winning company has presented 44 national and 82 international seasons of its work. 
This production will explore the changing nature of intelligence in contemporary society. Co-conceived by five performing core ensemble artists of Back to Back Theatre, Mark DeansSarah MainwaringScott PriceSimon Laherty and Sonia TeubenThe Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes centres on five activists with intellectual disabilities who 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 a theatrical revelation inspired by mistakes, misreadings, misleadings and misunderstanding.
Back to Back Artistic Director Bruce Gladwin describes, ‘The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes will remind us that none of us are self-sufficient and all of us are responsible.’