Skip to content

Director's Manifesto

Back to Back Theatre rejoices in the notion of original thought. We aim to discover the likeness between two things which were thought unlike, to create meaningful data from complex patterns, to discover a new underlying order. Theatre should engage all senses, visual, tactile and olfactory image. Our vehicle is all known and unknown mediums. We endeavour to allow form to define itself, to deliver dynamic and enhanced performance that exists in endless suspension and oscillation. We acknowledge that individuality manifests itself in form made independently of conceptual analysis or the marketplace.

We aim to challenge and enrich the audience, to liberate from conditioned response and from the familiar. We aim to transform experience, to go beyond what is known.

Bruce Gladwin, Artistic Director