Well everyone’s a stranger at some point, aren’t they?
Hello, Stranger is an immersive new performance work that explores the richness and complexity of our interactions with strangers through a diverse collection of real stories as told to Paper Cut by and about real strangers.
Hop on a short bus ride to a secret location and become part of this highly visual show that blends verbatim and physical theatre in a revealing collage of personal accounts of everything from fighting to falling in love with a stranger.
In September 2013 passengers on a train in San Francisco engrossed in their tablets and mobile phones didn’t notice a man openly brandishing a gun before he shot another man. Is there danger in failing to connect with those around us? At the same time, how do we navigate the risk involved in leaving ourselves open to connection with someone we don’t know? Which is the greater risk?
With Hello Stranger, Paper Cut continues to explore the theme of connection as in previous work No One Cares About Your Cat (Best New Play, City of Newcastle Drama Awards 2015), this time examining the nature and consequences of our most temporary face-to-face relationships.
Hello, Stranger contains coarse language and strong themes.
Approximate running time: 90 minutes
17 February - 5 March 2016
11 March 2016
Produced by: Paper Cut
Created by: Sarah Coffee, Tamara Gazzard and Lucy Shepherd
Performers: Sarah Coffee, Tamara Gazzard and Lucy Shepherd with Zoe Anderson, James Chapman, Belinda Hodgson, and Cooper McDonald.
Dramaturg: David Williams
Lighting Designer: Lyndon Buckley
Sound Designer: Huw Jones
Physical Theatre Coach: Cadi McCarthy
Stage Manager: Chloe McKinnon
Assistant Stage Managers: Kate Fincher and Jaimi-lee Bennett
Hello, Stranger is ready to tour. Contact us.
Paper Cut is supported by the NSW Government through ArtsNSW.
“Hello, Stranger” was assisted through HotHouse Theatre’s A Month in the Country residential program, a project delivered in partnership with AlburyCity.