As society attempts to keep up with our rapidly changing world, the team at Shock Therapy present an honest and powerful look at the hidden forces, beneath the surface that move us and determine the choices we make and the actions we take.
Undertow is an original work that explores themes of resilience, mental health, relationships, identity and empathy. Centred around a high school community and the events that take place over the course of two weeks, Undertow follows three main characters Jesse, Connor and Phil, as they each struggle to cope with the pressures of life, while trying to manage relationships with the people close to them.
Shock Therapy return to Brisbane Powerhouse, drawing on a range of film conventions and physical theatre techniques to push their signature style in a new direction, blurring the line between different realities. The result is storytelling that is fluid and inventive, sweeping you up in its current as the story pulls you deeper.
Shock Therapy Productions is a Gold Coast born arts company founded by Sam Foster and Hayden Jones.
Shock Therapy has established itself as a leading company in the delivery of high quality, relevant, multidisciplinary performance, and a leader in the Arts and Culture sector in Queensland. The company’s vision is to create Transformative Arts Experiences, through storytelling that explores what it is to be human – provocative, challenging, uplifting and impactful.
Shock Therapy have won multiple Matilda Awards, have been finalists in the Gold Coast Young Entrepreneurs Awards and are proudly sponsored by the City of Gold Coast.
Shock Therapy’s work has been commissioned by major festivals both locally and abroad, been published by Playlab, toured nationally and internationally and been acclaimed by audiences and critics alike.
Undertow is written and performed by Sam Foster and Hayden Jones.
For group bookings, please phone Box Office on (07) 3358 8600.