1–12 September
Arts House
Melbourne, VIC

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An investigation into the dynamics of power, consent, knowledge, truth and the complexities of saying yes, YES is a new performance work-in-development by acclaimed feminist theatre makers THE RABBLE.

Set within an everchanging and unpredictable physical space, occasionally erupting with manufactured weather events, an audience watches two performers with one thousand questions and answers. Is this a TV set, a weather report, an interrogation, an interview or an existential search for truth?

Peering in, the audience are subject to the joys and horrors of a woman saying yes and to their own relationship to seeking answers and agreement.

Part rite of passage, part public debate, part personal memoir, part physical competition: YES will conjure an orgasm, a confession, a false confession, a proposal, an investigation, a promotion, an abortion, a rape, a pregnancy, a first word, an agreement, a war, a resolution, a question, an illness, a death, a fact and a fiction.


Emma Valente
Kate Davis

Dana Miltins
Mary Helen Sassman

Produced by
Performing Lines

Production Manager
Bec Etchell


Current dates & tickets

1–12 September
Arts House
Melbourne, VIC
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Information for Presenters

In development across Victoria and South Australia – stay tuned for updates.

Natasha Phillips Producer
Annette Vieusseux Producer

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

YES is produced by Performing Lines and supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, and the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, as well as the Besen Family Foundation. Yes is in development with Arts House, and was co-commissioned by Vitalstatistix and Rising.

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