11–24 JANUARY Carriageworks $15 + BF 25 MINS
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  • Sessions Every Half Hour

    Sat 11 Jan from 11.00am to 5.30pm
    Sun 12 Jan from 3.30pm to 7.00pm
    Tue 14 Jan from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
    Wed 15 Jan from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
    Thu 16 Jan from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
    Fri 17 Jan from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
    Sat 18 Jan from 3.30pm to 7.00pm
    Sun 19 Jan from 3.30pm to 7.00pm
    Tue 21 Jan from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
    Wed 22 Jan from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
    Thu 23 Jan from 6.00pm to 8.00pm
    Fri 24 Jan from 6.00pm to 8.00pm

  • General Admission Full Price – $15
    + booking fee

Will you take a lie detector test in front of an audience?

Award-winning social experiment TRUTHMACHINE uses biometric sensors and live voting systems to seek out truth in a world of fake news and alternative facts.

Put yourself to the test in this adventurous, intimate and playful melding of bold new technology with live performance, inspired by art history and the true crime genre.

A volunteer from the audience has their heart rate, breathing patterns and skin responses measured by a polygraph, and converted into an intricate symphony of light and sound, while the interrogator probes for the truth…whatever that may be.

Technological troublemakers Counterpilot are renowned for placing audiences at the centre of unique, high-tech experiences. "It’s part theatre, part social experiment," says director Nathan Sibthorpe.

"Twelve people enter the room. We have no idea how they’re going to react. Our questions might be prepared in advance, but it’s impossible for us to predict our audience’s responses; whether they be true confessions, complete lies or something in between. The energy in the room is alive and responsive… we can never run the same show twice."

"Will leave you thinking long after it finishes" The Courier Mail

"TRUTHMACHINE gives off an alluring waft of danger and mystery" – The Creative Issue

"A psychedelic, emotional experience"  4ZZZ (on Spectate)

Important Info

Complete Lockout – Latecomers will not be admitted

Warning – this performance contains coarse language and adult themes

Recommended for ages 18+

Cast and Credits
Director Nathan Sibthorpe
Performer Paige Poulier
Sound Designer Mike Willmett
Software Designer Clinton Freeman
Technical Designers John Felmingham & Christine Felmingham
Production Designer Sarah Winter
Voice Performers Lucas Stibbard, Kylie Stephenson, Kate O’Sullivan, & Paul Davies
Additional Collaborators Toby Martin & Sean Dowling
TRUTHMACHINE is produced by Metro Arts
$15 + BF
"The ultimate game for the era of truthiness and fake news"
The Age

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