Prepare for the Plunge


This is not a drill.
I repeat; this is not a drill

Water is rising.

Get ready for the plunge of your life.

Globally, there are more than 4 billion people who can’t swim.  As an island in a period of intense global warming, lutruwita/Tasmania is a high-risk zone for those without water confidence.

LPA® are sending two of their most qualified emergency instructors, equipped with revolutionary swimming machines to prepare you for the plunge.

Prepare for the Plunge is a training session with the theatre of the absurd at its core and tackles the possibility of a future submersion with both scientific fact and humour.

You will be guided and immersed, perhaps literally, in a series of exercises to practice the mechanics of emergency care.

This participatory work plunges audiences into a comical, yet unsettling, atmosphere, reflecting rising anxiety in anticipation of a real disaster and heightening our senses of hope and adaptation.


Lead Artists
Edith Perrenot
Julia Drouhin

Loren Kronemyer
Ian Sinclair
Maude Davey
Jo Duffy

Information for Presenters

Sinsa Mansell Senior Producer
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Project Partners & Acknowledgements

This project has been made possible with a Creative Support Small Grant from Arts Tasmania.

In everything we do, we acknowledge that we live on Aboriginal land and constantly learn from the wisdom of First Peoples.

Where we are and the history that precedes us informs how we work and how we move forward.