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Hydra Poesis

Presented in Season 2 2013

World Premiere
Presented by Arts House and Hydra Poesis

7.30pm, Fri 9 Aug
7.30pm, Sat 10 Aug
5pm, Sun 11 Aug
7.30pm, Wed 14 Aug
7.30pm, Thu 15 Aug with Post-Show Q&A
7.30pm, Fri 16 Aug
2pm, Sat 17 Aug
7.30pm, Sat 17 Aug

5pm, Sun 18 Aug
90 mins

Arts House
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St,
North Melbourne

Adult concepts and some nudity, smoke effects
16 years and older

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Wheelchair Accessible

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Something is broken in the world of PROMPTER. We are caught in the maelstrom of instantaneous reporting, playing the game of guess-what-is-happening-while-itstreams-right-into-your-home. The only story we can’t predict is the one that’s still unfolding.

Boundaries between media and audience are dissolving as an epidemic of performative compulsion spreads through bedrooms and living spaces across the globe. Journalists caught at the centre of the storm realise they have become the darlings of disaster and violence. Impossibly, irrationally, the collective gaze being funnelled back through their camera lenses seems to have taken on very real power.

PROMPTER is a work of magic-political-(quasi-science-fiction)-realism featuring the work of an interdisciplinary team of artists from Australia, Argentina, the UK, the USA and France, and written by journalist and writer Patrick Pittman and Hydra Poesis director Sam Fox. PROMPTER plays out onstage through broadcast, theatre, dance and performance art, and features an online chorus streaming from the bedrooms of the internet

Patrick Pittman and Sam Fox
Sam Fox
Lead Media Designer and Technoturge:
Matthew Gingold

Allison Wyper, Dickie Beau, Jule Japhet Chiari, Brendan Ewing, Marcela Fuentes, James
Berlyn, Tariro Mavondo, Deborah Robertson, Katya Shevtsov, Sete Tele
Lead Set and Costume Designer:
Tarryn Gill
Sound Designers:
Dave Miller and Kynan Tan
Lighting Designer:
Ben Shaw

Design Team:
Kynan Tan, Ben Forster, Steve Berrick and Ainsley Canning
Production Management:

Dave Primmer Mentor and
Practice Consultant:
Dicky Eton R&D

Stephen Sewell (Writing), Richard Fabb (Broadcast and
Journalism), Pacitti
Company  Project Manager:
Laura Boynes
Sam Fox and Francesca Hope
Assistant Director:
Tarryn Gill

Supported by – Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Western Australian Theatre Development Initiative; The Myer Foundation; the Government of Western Australia through the Department of Culture and the Arts; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House. Special thanks to our auspice body, pvi collective, and to Artrage for R&D support
Image by – Sete Tele