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Featuring Laara Sadiq
Produced by Performing Lines
North American Premiere
In an epic endurance performance, a performer repeats a single scene 100 times over a 24 hour period. Starring opposite her are 100 different men drawn from the local community. The scene is captured on multiple cameras and projected live alongside the staged performance, highlighting minute details of expression and variations in performance.
Through the repetition of this intimate encounter, The Second Woman explores the complex interplay between identity, performance, gender, emotion, cinema and reality.
“The Second Woman is not only remarkable for the endurance of its lead performer. It’s also a demonstration of the power of formal experimentation and a stunning creative feat, from concept to execution. One of the finest examples of independent Australian theatre in years.” — Stephanie Convery, The Guardian, Five Stars
Co-creators: Nat Randall and Anna Breckon
Video Direction: EO Gill and Anna Breckon
Camera Operation: EO Gill
Lighting Design: Amber Silk
Sound Composition: Nina Buchanan
Set Design: Future Method Studio
A Performing Lines presentation. The Second Woman was originally supported by Next Wave 2016.