The Second Woman

The Second Woman

The Second Woman

1440 mins
Fri 20 Oct 6:00 PM
Bay 20, Carriageworks
Auslan InterpretedWheelchair Access

General Admission


Presented by Performance Space
World Premiere


In an epic feat of endurance, Nat Randall performs a single scene inspired by John Cassavetes' 1977 film Opening Night, on repeat for 24 continuous hours. Starring opposite Randall are 100 different men who range in age, background and acting ability. Each scene is captured on camera and projected live alongside the staged performance. Through the repetition of this intimate encounter, The Second Woman explores the complex interplay between identity, performance, gender, emotion, cinema and reality.

Premiering at Melbourne's Next Wave Festival last year, The Second Woman was named as one of Guardian Australia's "10 most groundbreaking shows by women" in 2016. This enthralling performance and cinematic experience -- coming to Sydney for the first time -- is not to be missed.

The Second Woman was originally developed for Next Wave Festival 2016.


Concept and Performance
Nat Randall

Script and Direction
Anna Breckon & Nat Randall

Video Direction
E.O. Gill & Anna Breckon

Lighting Design
Amber Silk

Sound Composition
Nina Buchanan

Set Design

Hair and Makeup
Sophie Roberts

Camera Operation
E.O. Gill

Participant Coordination
Jade Muratore


Tickets only available at the door - $15  
Cash Only!


The Second Woman may contain nudity, adult themes and coarse language. Recommended for ages 13+. 
Durational performance of 24 hours. You may come and go as you please across the 24hrs, re-entry dependent upon capacity.


Bay 20, Carriageworks

245 Wilson St,
Eveleigh, NSW, 2015
Wheelchair seating is available in this venue. Please phone 61 2 8571 9111 at least 24 hours in advance to reserve these seats.