The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes
Artist. Back to Back Theatre
Organisation. Back to Back Theatre
In The Shadow Whose Prey the Hunter Becomes 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 performance reminds us that none of us are self-sufficient and all of us are responsible.
Back to Back Theatre Company was founded in Melbourne in 1988. The Company is concerned with creating new forms of theatre imagined from the minds and experiences of a unique ensemble of actors perceived to have a disability, giving voice to social and political issues that speak to all people. Back to Back Theatre Company productions focus on moral, philosophical and political questions about the value of individual lives.
The Keir Foundation is delighted to commission and support this project.