Presented by Arts House and THE RABBLE
North Melbourne Town Hall
521 Queensberry St
Strobe Lighting, Theatrical Haze, Mentions and Imagery of Violence, Mentions and Imagery of Gendered Violence, Mentions and Imagery of Sexual Violence, Nudity, Coarse Language, Existential Dread, Loud Music / Sound.
Due to current circumstances Arts House has made the difficult decision to postpone our upcoming season of YES by THE RABBLE to 2022.
All ticket holders will be contacted directly regarding a full refund. For further information or enquiries, please contact Arts House on 03 9322 3720.
We are sad to not share this work with you right now, and want to thank our amazing audiences for their ongoing support. We’re hopeful for the time we can next come together. To stay up to date on the rescheduled dates of this season, please sign up to the Arts House eNewsletter.
YES is an investigation into the dynamics of power, consent, knowledge, truth and the complexities of one seemingly simple word. This new performance work by acclaimed feminist theatre makers THE RABBLE is set within an ever-changing physical space, occasionally erupting with manufactured weather events, in which an audience watches two performers answer hundreds of questions.
Shifting between rite of passage, public debate and personal memoir, this unpredictable onslaught blurs the line between instruction, permission, philosophy and confession. The questions are relentless – even overwhelming – reminding us of the unyielding pressures of seeking answers and understanding.
In a world where objective and rational answers are more and more impossible to find, THE RABBLE seeks to disrupt our obsession the notion of absolute and singular truths, to disempower the makers of meaning and create a more communal process of searching.
“Almost everything THE RABBLE has made since it was founded in 2006 has been extraordinary.”
— The Age
“No one else in Australia is making theatre like this. Brave, tough, smart, unapologetic.”
— ABC Online
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “A universal unforgettable masterpiece of performance art”
– The Times (UK) on Unwoman
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ “An unforgettable masterpiece”
– The Age on Unwoman
About THE RABBLE
Co-Creators and Co-Directors - Emma Valente & Kate Davis
Set and Costume Design - Kate Davis
Lighting and Sound Design / Composition – Emma Valente
Performers - Dana Miltins & Mary Helen Sassman
Stage Manager - Cassandra Fumi
Production Manager - Rebecca Etchell
Produced by Performing Lines
Associate Designer Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Supported by – co-commissioned by Vitalstatistix and RISING.
Image: Pier Carthew
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