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Trigger Warning

Sally Richardson


Part noise concert, part improvised performance, Trigger Warning is a fearless new sonic study into the mind and body of a woman who survived the horrors of war. In a world defined by our obsession with security and terrorism, why do we turn a blind eye to the 65 million displaced people in the world who seek our protection?

Fuelled with unpredictability and raw energy, this live and loud encounter written and directed by Sally Richardson brings together renowned performer Hayley McElhinney (The Babadook, Sydney Theatre Company’s War of the Roses, Mother Courage and her Children) with composer and new music pioneer Dr Cat Hope, and Lighting Designer Joe Lui.

Trigger Warning is an experience that demands to be seen and heard.

Presented by PICA and Performing Lines WA

Steamworks Arts (Pilot Performance)

DATES | Fri 19 & Sat 20 August, 8pm*
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Pre-show talk Sat 20 August, 6pm

Trigger Warning has received additional development support from PICA.
Images by Gibson Nolte.


Writer/Director: Sally Richardson
Composer/Sound Artist: Cat Hope
Performer: Hayley McElhinney
Lighting Designer/Mixing: Joe Lui
Dramaturg: Francesca Smith
Movement Director: Laura Boynes
Produced by: Performing Lines WA
Photo: Gibson Nolte



PICA Performance Space

Producer Contact:
Fiona de Garis
+61 8 9200 6213