Pin Drop is an audio-sensory work exploring the phenomenon of fear in our daily lives: how we respond to a noise in the dead of night, a shadowy movement glimpsed down a darkened alley, or the stranger breathing down the phone. Drawing on a range of interviews with people from six to 92 years of age, this grippingly intimate work is told through 12 voices – one live, 11 pre-recorded. Household objects crackle into the imagination as stories both unnerving and strangely familiar unfold – conjured into life by Tamara Saulwick's riveting solo performance and Peter Knight's visceral score.
Creator/performer: Tamara Saulwick
Composition/sound design: Peter Knight
Set & lighting design: bluebottle - Ben Cobham and Frog Peck
Movement: Michelle Heaven
Costume design: Harriet Oxley
Technical Direction: bluebottle - Frog Peck
Technical Operation: Luke Smiles
The theatre becomes, quite nakedly, a kind of psychic echo chamber.' Alison Croggon, Theatre Notes.
'Genuinely startling one-woman show.' Richard Watts, Artshub
One of the most extraordinarily involving and rewarding theatrical experiences. Unforgettable. Go.'
Geoffrey Williams, Stage Whispers.
Green Room Award winner: 'Outstanding Production' - Hybrid Theatre
3 Green Room Award Nominations: 'Sound Design and Composition', 'Mise-en-scene', 'Production Design'.
'Saulwick’s crafting is so refined that we remain on a knife edge for the entire show.' Fiona McGregor, Realtime
Arts House, Melbourne, August 2010.
The Malthouse Theatre, Melbourne, July 2011
Cairns Centre of Contemporary Art, Cairns July 2012 (Mobile States tour)
Performance Space, Carriageworks, Sydney August 2012 (Mobile States tour)
Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart August 2012 (Mobile States)
Tramway, Glasgow UK June 2014ARTISTS
Pin Drop has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory board and supported by the Victorian Government through Arts Victoria.