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The Chat

A dark and comic collaboration devised and performed with ex-offenders that explores the realities of our criminal justice system. Set in an imagined future, a real-life ex-offender takes on the role of parole officer interviewing a version of themselves.

Their parole has been breached.
Are they entitled to freedom?
Should they go back inside?
The audience, as parole board, must decide.

  • Co-Created by J R Brennan and David Woods
  • Performed at Sydney Festival 2019
  • January 2019

Track 8, Carriageworks

  • Lighting Design - Steve Hendy
  • Original Lighting Design - Jenny Hector
  • Sound - Luke Smiles
  • Costume Design - Willoh S. Weiland
  • Production Assistant - Hugo Gutteridge
  • Photographer - Prudence Upton

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