How do our family secrets define us?

I Know You’re There

James Berlyn


Every family has its secrets. And James Berlyn is ready to share a few of his.

Pull up a chair and join him around the table for an intimate investigation into the stories we tell and the things that remain unspoken. I Know You’re There is a very personal reflection on depression and suicide touching three generations. It subtly exposes the consequences and far-reaching impact of the decisions we make.

Through storytelling, dance and conversation with each of the audience of just 16, this incredibly moving and poignant journey invites discussion, reflection and personal transformation.

James Berlyn is a master performance maker, renowned for creating intimate experiences that investigate the dynamics of the performer-audience relationship. I Know You’re There is his most personal work to date, inviting you to be immersed in a tender and uplifting artistic exchange.

Performance History
2016 |
Perth International Arts Festival


Developed with assistance from the Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts, Koorliny Arts Centre, The Blue Room Theatre and the Perth International Arts Festival.


Creator and Performer James Berlyn
Director Jim Hughes
Sound Designers Late Night Shopping
Produced by Performing Lines WA




For presentation options contact:
Fiona de Garis | Senior Producer | +61 8 9200 6212


In the studio with James Berlyn

Posted: January 11th, 2016