To Meet Yourself: Performing the Parole Interview in The Chat

J R Brennan (Editor), R Murphet (Editor), B Jackson (Editor), D Woods (Editor), Anna Eriksson (Editor)

Research output: Book/ReportEdited Book


The Chat is a unique collaboration between J R Brennan and renowned writer-performer David Woods of award winning cult comic duo Ridiculusmus (UK). Ignited by Brennan’s experience working as a parole officer in Sydney’s Long Bay Gaol, the work emerged from a series of performance workshops that Brennan ran with performance maker and choreographer Ashley Dyer for ex-offenders in the Melbourne area. Created in collaboration with participants from these workshops and leading criminologists, it is a work that fundamentally challenges our notions of criminal identity, and asks the audience to play judge.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationMelbourne
PublisherAphids Records
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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