South Australian premiere
Presented by Vitalstatistix and THE RABBLE in association with State Theatre Company South Australia

YES is an investigation into the dynamics of power, consent, knowledge, truth and the complexities of one seemingly simple word.

This new performance work by acclaimed feminist theatre makers THE RABBLE is set within an ever-changing physical space, occasionally erupting with manufactured weather events, in which an audience watches two performers answer hundreds of questions.

Shifting between rite of passage, public debate and personal memoir, YES is an unpredictable onslaught that blurs the line between instruction, permission, philosophy, and confession.

In this stunning new work, co-commissioned by Vitalstatistix, THE RABBLE remind us of the relentless pursuit of answers, understanding and justice, even in a world where solid ground is harder to find than ever.

Tickets available via State Theatre Company of South Australia subscription HERE.

For general tickets please book HERE.


Collective Feminist Practice workshop

As part of the YES season, THE RABBLE and Vitalstatistix present a three-day gathering and workshop around collective feminist practice, for emerging to mid-career artists and feminist performance collectives in South Australia.

THE RABBLE has recently celebrated 15 years of artmaking. Artistic Directors Kate Davis and Emma Valente formed THE RABBLE in 2006 from a desire to make collectively created, visually ambitious, political, feminist and formally experimental work. THE RABBLE create content through an improvisational methodology using poetry, prose, image, tableaus and gesture. They aim to radically repopulate familiar stories with female voices and aesthetics and their works often point at subterranean feminist concepts in iconic stories from folklore and literature.

The Collective Feminist Practice workshop is an exceptional professional development opportunity for South Australian feminist performance makers. The workshop will explore feminist performance making and collectivism, alongside key feminist questions such as how violence and consent are portrayed artistically. Ten South Australian artists will be selected for participation through a simple EOI process in April – stay tuned for details.

24-26 JUNE
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide, Kaurna Yerta
Participant EOIs open in April


Image: Pier Carthew


YES is a co-commission of Vitalstatistix, RISING and Arts House. YES is produced by Performing Lines and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the South Australian Government and The Besen Family Foundation.

Performance Dates

JUNE 21-26
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide,
Kaurna Yerta

Creative Team

Co-creators and co-directors: Emma Valente and Kate Davis
Set and costume design: Kate Davis
Lighting and sound design / composition: Emma Valente
Performers: Dana Miltins and Mary Helen Sassman
Stage manager: Cassandra Fumi
Production manager (development and pre-production): Rebecca Etchell
Associate designer: Emma Lockhart-Wilson
Produced by: Performing Lines