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Works


Independent


It’s Going to Get Dark
PREMIERE 2023

Sex & Death_and The Internet
2020

For The Time Being
2020

Body of Knowledge
2019

Dybbuks
2018

Sex and Death
2016


Collaborations


Please Stand
with Lara Thoms
2022

The Invisible Opera
with Sophia Brous, Faye Driscoll & Lara Thoms
2022

We All Know What’s Happening
with Lara Thoms
2017

    

Samara Hersch


Theatre maker, director and teaching artist exploring the intersection of contemporary performance and community engagement.


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Samara Hersch is a theatre maker, director and teaching artist whose practice explores the intersection of contemporary performance and community engagement. Her current research is an exploration into public acts of intimacy, particularly through imagining new performative frames for non-professional performers and audiences to inhabit. She was Female Director in Residence of Malthouse Theatre in 2013; is currently an artist in residence at Theatre Rotterdam and part of the EU Network, ACT: Art Climate Transition.

Her recent body of work focuses on critical trans-generational dialogue with an enquiry into conversation as performance. Samara regularly collaborates with artist Lara Thoms. Together they engage young people to explore the performance of alternate histories. Their work subverts notions of adults as experts, foregrounding the voices of young people in the retelling of national stories and identities. 

Between 2016 and 2022, Samara's works were presented in 28 seasons across Australia, Asia and Europe. Highlights include Kyoto Experiment (Japan); West Kowloon Cultural Centre (Hong Kong); Sick Festival (UK); Theatre Practice (Singapore); Spring Festival, Noorderzon (Netherlands); Kammerspiele, Sophiensaele, Schwankhalle,(Germany); BUDA (Belgium); Zürcher Theatre Spektakel (Switzerland), and in Australia at Adelaide Festival, Darwin Festival, Liveworks, PICA, Theatreworks, Arts House, Campbelltown Arts Centre and Vitalstatistix.

Works


Independent


It’s Going to Get Dark

DEVELOPMENT

Sex and Death_and The Internet
2020

For The Time Being
2020

Body of Knowledge
2019

Dybbuks
2018

Sex and Death
2016


Collaborations


Please Stand
with Lara Thoms
DEVELOPMENT

The Invisible Opera
with Sophia Brous, Faye Driscoll and Lara Thoms
DEVELOPMENT

We All Know What’s Happening
with Lara Thoms
2017

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