Performance dates are:
Saturday 15th, 22nd and 29th of
September 2018. 4pm - 8pm.
Each performance is for one person only and last approximately 20 minutes.
Tickets are available to people who identify as female and are free.
Listening by Hand is currently being performed as part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival by Luke Hockley. Women are invited to go here and book a (free) ticket to this show which is performed for one audience member at a time. This work is made possible by the people (especially those who identify as male) who purchase an I'm Listening T-shirt. It's the most comfortable, ethical and change making thing you will buy this week - go on, do it!
Because of the I’m Listening Community we have been able to pay for women to be present at the performance to welcome the audience members and to chat with them afterwards to check in on how they are travelling.
Listening by hand.
A woman enters a room and sits in a chair. Opposite her a man sits hand sewing a shirt for himself. Over a cup of tea, the woman speaks. The man listens with an open heart. They continue for 20 minutes. The woman leaves. The man, still sewing, waits as another woman sits in the chair and begins to speak...
By listening to a woman speak of her experiences as a woman whilst I make my own shirt, I hope to challenge the sometimes-unhealthy power dynamic between genders.
This work is performed for one audience member at a time. The audience member speaks. The performer listens.
*Includes anyone who identifies as female.
Listening by Hand is made possible by the efforts of the I’m Listening Community who have committed to making more space for the voices of all women. The community raises awareness by proudly sharing and living the “I’m Listening” message.
You can find out more or get involved here.