JANE DOE

A theatre show reflecting on rape culture in our communities

Jane Doe
 
… insightful, powerful and must not be missed.
— NZ Herald
 

Jane Doe goes to a party. She gets drunk. She blacks out. She is raped.

This is a theatre show reflecting on rape culture in our communities.

Karin McCracken (Binge Culture's It's A Trial, Wine Lips) leads a public reading of a rape trial transcript, where audience members read as witnesses and lawyers, and feed in live responses via their phones. Interwoven with frank and funny documentary footage with young people from across America and Aotearoa, Jane Doe is a revelatory and carefully crafted discussion on consent, feminism and sexual empowerment.

Written and directed by Eleanor Bishop (BOYS, Like There's No Tomorrow, The Intricate Art of Actually Caring).

Jane Doe has been selected to travel to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2017. Please see the touring tab for any further touring dates.

WRITTEN & DIRECTED BY ELEANOR BISHOP
PERFORMED BY KARIN MCCRACKEN

WINNERUnfuck the World/Social Impact Award, Auckland Fringe 2017


Please note: This show discusses sexual violence in depth, and includes graphic descriptions of sexual violence. 

 
This is a play with the power to change society.
— Audience member
 

Edited by Jordan Harrison
Footage shot by Matt Gillanders


In Jane Doe, Karin McCracken leads a public reading of a rape case trial transcript where audience members read as witnesses and lawyers, with pauses for the audience to text in their responses which are projected live. The hard hitting trial is interwoven with frank and funny filmed documentary interviews with young people from across America and New Zealand, reflecting on sexual empowerment, consent and feminism, which are virtuosically voiced by our performer live in sync with the projected video.

Jane Doe can be performed in theatres, classrooms, conference rooms, or lecture halls for audiences from 30 to 500 people. We travel to your community to interview people from your audience and these filmed interviews are included in the show. We engage with local sexual violence experts to conduct talkbacks after the performance.  

Jane Doe began touring colleges in America in April 2016 and premiered in New Zealand in March 2017.

 
Impactful, illuminating and disturbing
— The Tartan