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Past Event

Perth International Arts Festival presents

I Know You're There

How do our family secrets define us?


Wed 2 Mar, 11.00am

State Theatre Centre of WA, Upstairs

Tickets $16

  • Theatre


Every family has its secrets. And James Berlyn is ready to share a few of his.

Pull up a chair and join him around the table for an intimate investigation into the stories we tell and the things that remain unspoken. I Know You’re There is a very personal reflection on depression and suicide touching three generations. It subtly exposes the consequences and far-reaching impact of the decisions we make. 

Through storytelling, dance and conversation with each of the audience of just 16, this incredibly moving and poignant journey invites discussion, reflection and personal transformation.

Western Australian artist James Berlyn is a master performance maker, renowned for creating intimate experiences that investigate the dynamics of the performer-audience relationship. I Know You’re There is his most personal work to date, inviting you to be immersed in a tender and uplifting artistic exchange.

Latecomers will not be admitted.

Developed with assistance from Western Australian
Department of Culture and the Arts, Koorliny Arts Centre,
The Blue Room Theatre and Perth International Arts Festival.

Download the I Know You're There event program here.

Cast & Crew / Artists

James Berlyn

Creator and Performer

Jim Hughes


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Sound Designers

A Performing Lines WA production


Education Resources


Recommended for ages 15+

Latecomers not admitted

Audience participation. Themes of depression and suicide. Audience capacity 16 people per performance.


Information for Teachers and Excursion Plan


Before the Show

Synopsis and Themes

The Company

After the Show

Workshop Information

Devising Solo Performances

Western Australian artist James Berlyn is renowned for creating intimate experiences  that investigate the dynamics of the performer-audience relationship. In a very special opportunity for senior secondary Drama students, he will follow both school performances with a practical workshop exploring his performance making process.

Workshop 1–2.30pm
FREE (with performance booking)


State Theatre Centre of WA, Upstairs

Corner Roe and William Streets, Perth Show in Google Maps ›
08 6212 9200
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Family And Education Program Partner