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Hello There, We’ve Been Waiting For You

Louris van de Geer & Samara Hersch

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Presented in Association with ACMI

Hello There We’ve Been Waiting For You is a contemporary theatre production by Louris van de Geer and Samara Hersch. Inspired by a town in New Mexico, USA, that changed its name to a television game show Truth or Consequences, Hello There investigates the politics of identity, history and happiness.

In May 2013, Louris van de Geer visited Truth or Consequences and participated in the May Fiesta. She has built strong connections with the community and believes passionately in sharing the intriguing and complex stories that have kept this town on the map.

Set within the elusive confines of a television studio in the lead up to the annual May Fiesta, Hello There examines one’s quest to stand out in the world. Through the use of a live video feed and television tricks, the work examines the ways in which we re-invent stories and play with truth to find happiness.

“..van de Geer’s is a quirky and distinctive new voice worth checking out.” Sydney Morning Herald

” If you’re looking for humour and heartache in equal measure, Hello There… is not to be missed” Vulture

Hello There, We've Been Waiting For You

Date: 30 April, 1 - 4, 7 - 11 May

Location: ACMI Studio 1, Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI), Federation Square, Flinders St, Melbourne

Time: 7 pm, 4 & 11 May 5 pm, Matinees 3 & 10 May 2pm

Duration: 75 mins

Accessibility: Wheelchair Accessible

Notes: Entrance via Federation Square

Ticket Prices: $20 | $15

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Louris van de Geer & Samara Hersch

Louris van de Geer Writer
Samara Hersch Director

Don Bridges Performer
Susie Dee Performer
Genevieve Giuffre Performer
Aaron Orzech Performer
Lucy Thornett Designer
Amelia Lever-Davidson Lighting
Eugyeene Teh Costume
James Paul Sound

Hello There, We’ve Been Waiting for You has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and by the City of Melbourne through the Arts Grants program. The project was co-commissioned with the support of St. Martins Youth Arts Centre.

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