Body of Knowledge (2019). Image: Pier Carthew.

Body of Knowledge - Samara Hersch


“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+