An unforgettable evening of words, images and interactive experiences.

As part of Black Hole Theatre’s Fermenting Change program, Captured Whispers brought contemporary poets and puppeteers together for an unforgettable evening of words, images, and interactive experiences.

Black Hole Theatre invited selected poets and puppeteers to create 5 new short works to delve into memories, swing from anomalies, encircle the present, and evoke images of new horizons. In this Slam contemporary poets mingled their texts wtih the robust imaginations of puppeteers.

Featuring works by poet Andy Jackson & Rachael Guy, poet Terence Jaensch & Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, poet Barry Dickins & Rod Primrose, poet Jennifer Harrison & Victoria Osborne, and poet Lia Incognita with the indirect Object.

Captured Whispers was another in our series of inspired puppet slams, where we give artists from various practises an opportunity to collaborate with one another, share ideas, and spread the good oil. In this case, contemporary poets are mingling their texts wtih the robust imaginations of puppeteers.

Anything can happen!

The audience are given torches to illuminate each performance, poetry was on the bar, along the tables, and at your elbows. Intimate and interactive performances took place throughout the space, an atmospheric room above 1000£ Bend Cafe & Gallery nestled in Melbourne”s famous laneways.

MC Bernard Caleo
Original music by multi-instrumentalist Jenny Thomas

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Captured Whispers was part of Fermenting Change, proudly supported by the Australia Council.