Performance Space presents

Body of Knowledge - Samara Hersch

HERO Body Of Knowledge 1
Image credit: Samara Hersch, Body of Knowledge, 2019. Image by Pier Carthew.

Dates & Session Times

Thursday 17 Oct - 8:00pm
Friday 18 Oct - 6:00pm
Friday 18 Oct - 9:00pm
Saturday 19 Oct - 6:00pm
Saturday 19 Oct - 9:00pm
Sunday 20 Oct - 5:00pm
Sunday 20 Oct - 8:00pm


Track 8, Carriageworks
245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh


Concept and Direction
Samara Hersch

Maria Roessler

Set Design
Belle Santos 

Stage Management
Cassandra Fumi

Lighting Design
Jen Hector

Sound Design
Fred Rodrigues

Youth Support
Alex Walker

Artistic Advisor (DAS Graduate School)
Mette Ingvartsen 

Made with and performed by a team of teenagers from across Melbourne, Sydney, UK, Belgium and the Netherlands.  

Australian Premiere

"Hersch’s art is powerful, visceral, and profoundly imaginative... she engages with universal topics in a transcendent and moving manner." The Theatre Times

This intimate new work, performed by teenagers who call into the theatre on mobile phones, is a powerful meditation on age and change: changes to bodies, changes in attitude, and changes to life. Questions of boundaries, sexuality, pleasure, shame, pain, consent, ageing, grief, and death are all on the table as teens from across Australia and around the globe chat with the audience in real time from their bedrooms. Body of Knowledge is a surprising, challenging, and tender experience exploring how we pay attention (or not) to our own and others’ bodies co-existing in time and space.


Duration: 90 minutes (no interval)
Restricted to audiences aged 18+


Dive deeper...

Join Samara Hersch and fellow Liveworks artist Joel Bray (Daddyin conversation with theatre maker Roslyn Oades as they explore the boundaries of audience participation, consent and dangerous social dynamics in contemporary performance.

Body of Knowledge was commissioned by SICK! Festival and Performance Space, realised in the framework of the European Project Be SpectACTive!, and funded by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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