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Antipodes Theatre Company proudly presents the Australian premiere of

The Humans
By Stephen Karam

Described as “… a blisteringly funny, bruisingly sad and altogether wonderful play” by the New York Times, this September Antipodes Theatre Company brings Victorian art lovers another powerful and poignant premiere season.

Breaking with tradition, Erik Blake brings his Pennsylvania family to celebrate Thanksgiving at his daughter’s apartment in lower Manhattan. Over the course of the evening, they grapple with aging, illness, and a changing economy, all while the much-anticipated reunion slowly goes awry. But as darkness falls outside, eerie things start to go bump in the night…

Winner of four TONY Awards (including Best Play) and a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, The Humans is a highly comical and clever examination of family dynamics, and how they evolve. Running across the 2022 Dementia Action Week and during World Alzheimer’s Month, this premiere season is a compelling addition to the Victorian Arts Calendar. Not to be missed.

Launching in 2019, Antipodes Theatre Company seeks to provide a collaborative and inclusive environment for producing independent theatre in Melbourne. They strive to maintain an inclusive and safe workspace, with productions that have a dedicated focus on working with women, ethnically diverse artists, people with disability, trans and non-binary people, seniors, and other members of historically or culturally marginalised communities who are not well represented on stage.

★★★★★ – Time Out New York
“A kind, warm, beautifully observed and deeply moving new play”Chicago Tribune
“Absolutely, relentlessly gripping… the play is rackingly funny even as it pummels the heart and scares the bejesus out of you.”New York Magazine

PULITZER PRIZE Finalist (2016)
WINNER – Tony Award for Best Play (2016)
WINNER – Tony Award for Best Scenic Design (2016)
WINNER – Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play (2016)
WINNER – Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Play (2016)

Directed by Brandon Pape (He/Him)
Performed by Jordan Barr (She/Her), Jackson Bliss (He/Him), Chris Connelly (He/Him), Vivien Davies (She/Her), Fiona Stewart (She/Her), Gabrielle Ward (She/Her)
Associate Director: Aubrey Flood (She/Her)
Set Design by Claire Marmur (She/Her)
Costume Design by Jodi Hope (She/Her)
Lighting Design by Mungo Trumble (He/Him)
Sound Designer and Composer: Rachel Lewindon (She/Her)
Dialect Coach: Mark Wong (He/Him)
Casting by Evolution Casting
Casting Director: Rhys Velasquez (They/She)
Social Media Manager: Chloe Towan (She/Her)
Head Electrician: Kit Cunneen (She/Her)

14 to 24 September, 2022
Mon – Sat 7:30pm, Sat Matinee 3pm
Preview: Wednesday 14 September, 7:30pm
Opening Night: Thursday 15 September, 7:30pm
Auslan Interpreted Performance: Friday 23 September, 7:30pm
Tickets: $45 Full, $40 Concession, $35 Full/$30 Concession – Previews
Bookings: online only via
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Venue: Meat Market Stables – 2 Wreckyn St, North Melbourne

Runtime: 90 minutes, no interval
Recommended for audiences 13+, parental discretion is advised
Warnings: Coarse language, loud sudden noises, long period in low light, discussion of mental illness, dementia, chronic illness
and dying
This is a COVIDSafe event as per Victorian Government stipulations

High res images for download (click on link then right click to download):

Photographer: Angel Leggas
Subject: Vivien Davies

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