Image by Work Art Life Studios and Black Photography
by Taylor Mac
Directed by Daniel Clarke
30 January – 4 March (Previews 30 January – 2 February)
Q&A Session following performance on Thursday 15 February
Duration: 2 hours (including and interval)
Featuring Jordan Fraser-Trumble, Ben Grant, Belinda McClory and Harvey Zielinski.
Set & Costume Design Adrienne Chisholm
Lighting Design Richard Vabre
Sound Design Ian Moorhead
Assistant Director Thomas Quirk
Dialect Coach Jean Goodwin
Stage Managers Jackie Mates & Stephanie Young
Assistant Stage Manager Sophie Capern
“I started to learn things. It was like being baptized, only without the male-dominated hegemonic paradigm. Everything is a little bit of everything, Isaac. We’re simply us. Hir.”
Max is a transgender teen living with mum Paige and father Arnold. When brother Isaac returns home from the marines, he finds war has broken out at home. Finally liberated from an oppressive marriage, Paige is set to dismantle the patriarchy and follow Max into a brave new post-gender world. But in this savagely funny work, annihilating the past doesn’t always free you from it.
“Just…catch up. The world is going forward. There’s no time to be worried about gender.”
Hir is a tenderly heartfelt and highly intelligent new work from one of the ground-breaking artists of our time, Taylor Mac, whose A 24-Decade History of Popular Music was the critical smash hit of the 2017 Melbourne Festival.
PLEASE NOTE: This production has language that may offend, violence, blood, vomit and challenging content. If you would like more information about any potentially triggering content please speak with a member of staff or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“Whip-smart and subversive, provocative and ambitious.” – ★★★★, The Age
“Hir is an outstanding piece of contemporary theatrical writing…punchy, accessible and confronting theatre which throws up controversial questions. The acting is outstanding and it is a triumph by the director, Daniel Clarke.” – ★★★★★, Arts Hub
“Director, Daniel Clarke, has steered this play superbly…”
– ★★★★ 1/2, Theatre People
“Pitch-perfect cast…anarchic volleys of laughter…deeply affecting.”
-★★★★, Australian Book Review
“…beautiful, disturbing and poignant…engaging performances…not to be missed.”
– Theatre Press