The Second Woman

3 March – 4 March 2018

Step inside a 24-hour live performance and cinema spectacle.

Like bingeing on a box-set, you won’t be able to drag yourself away. A diverse cast of 100 different men are invited to star opposite Nat Randall in a scene inspired by the John Cassavetes’ cult film Opening Night.

Randall performs the same short scene as an ageing theatre star on the brink of self-destruction on repeat. Watch as it shifts in meaning and emotion with each new participant. On-stage sparks fly and the sense of elation and anxiety is palpable.

Come for an hour, stay for the night – this is performance at its most epic, a complex game of fiction and reality.

‘A stunning creative feat, from concept to execution. One of the finest examples of independent Australian theatre in years. - The Guardian

Presented in Association with Perth Festival 2018

Creative Team
Co-creators Nat Randall & Anna Breckon
Concept & Performance Nat Randall
Script & Direction Anna Breckon & Nat Randall
Video Direction EO Gill & Anna Breckon
Lighting Design Amber Silk
Sound Composition Nina Buchanan
Set Design FUTURE METHOD STUDIO
Hair & Makeup Sophie Roberts
Camera Operation EO Gill
Participant Coordination Jade Muratore

  • Date & Times
    3 March – 4 March 2018
    From 3pm for 24hrs

    Audio Description
    Sunday 3 March, 7–9pm

    Auslan Interpretation
    Sunday 4 March, 9–11am

  • Tickets
    $10
    Tickets for The Second Woman are only available at the door prior to, and during the performance.

    Patrons will be admitted at a suitable point in the performance.

  • Be a part of the performance

    PICA and Perth Festival are looking for a cast of 100 men to star opposite Nat Randall in The Second Woman. All ages and backgrounds are welcome. Non-performers are encouraged to apply and no performing experience is required.

    Find out more and apply here.

     

  • Location

    PICA Performance Space

  • Warnings

    Potential coarse language

  • Duration

    24 hours