Captured Whispers

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 with the robust imaginations of puppeteers.

Featuring works by poet Andy Jackson & maker Rachael Guy, poet Terence Jaensch & Eliza-Jane Gilchrist, poet Barry Dickins & Rod Primrose, poet Jennifer Harrison & Victoria Osborne, and poet Lia Incognita with Beth McMahon & Michael Bevitt (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 with 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

WHEN: 5pm-6.00pm, Sunday 17th May 2015

WHERE: 1000£ Bend Gallery, 361 Lt Lonsdale Street, Melbourne 3000

$20 Full / $15 Concession


Drinks available from the licensed bar and nibbles will be provided by Black Hole Theatre.

Captured Whispers – grab them while you can!


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


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