New Zealand’s most provocative theatre makers re-write the script on female sexuality in Body Double. This 2017 STAB commission by co-creators Eleanor Bishop and Julia Croft debuts at BATS Theatre Wellington 9-25th November and will blend live projection, erotic literature, science, and the language of Hollywood film to revolutionise the way women see themselves in the digital age.
Body Double explores the complexities and multiplicities of female desire. Is it possible to carve a female sexual identity outside of pornography, past relationships and film? Performing as one another’s body doubles, Julia Croft (Power Ballad; If There’s Not Dancing at the Revolution, I’m Not Coming; Indian Ink) and Wellingtonian Karin McCracken (Jane Doe, It’s A Trial) enact memories, fantasies and inherited scripts in a collage of live performance and projection directed by Eleanor Bishop.