Collective Feminist Practice workshop

Presented by Vitalstatistix and THE RABBLE

The Collective Feminist Practice workshop was an exceptional professional development opportunity for South Australian feminist performance makers, and artists who are working within their own performance collectives.

In June, Vitalstatistix presented the South Australian premiere of YES, produced by Performing Lines. The show is an unflinching investigation into the dynamics of power, consent, knowledge, and truth, by feminist theatre powerhouses THE RABBLE.

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

Acclaimed for their visually ambitious, political, feminist and formally experimental work, THE RABBLE create theatre 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 workshop explored feminist performance making and collectivism, alongside key feminist questions such as how violence and consent are portrayed artistically. The workshop included makers across a range of live artforms including theatre makers and actors, choreographers and dancers, and performance artists.

Ten South Australian artists were selected from a simple expression-of-interest process. Selected artists were paid a $200 honorarium to assist with their participation.

Read more about THE RABBLE here.


Ashton Malcolm, Caitlin Ellen Moore, Isabel Margot, Isobel Marmion, Jennifer Eadie, Katherine Sortini, Lisa Lanzi, Lucy Haas-Hennessy, Mary Angley, Melissa Pullinger.


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.

Project Dates

24-26 JUNE
Waterside, 11 Nile St, Port Adelaide, Kaurna Yerta