Hir (a gender-neutral pronoun of “his” and “her,” pronounced “here”) is an audacious dive into the dysfunctional-family playpen of American theatre.

Isaac returns home after serving a three-year stint in Afghanistan, only to discover his family household in revolt. His father, Arnold, has suffered a stroke rendering him nearly speechless. His mother, Paige, has become a gender studies aficionado. And his younger sister, Max, is now his younger brother. Isaac suddenly finds himself at the centre of a very different kind of war zone.

Taylor Mac’s subversive comedy about a middle-class family in transition is fresh, feisty and emotionally gripping – it’s like ‘The American Dream’ is stuck in the American reality. Darkly comic - like “Roseanne on acid”!

“The jaw-dropping brilliance of Taylor Mac’s script, an exercise in take-no-prisoners imagination and hilarious writing.”  - Huffington Post

Director - Zoe Pepper
Lighting Designer - Lucy Birkinshaw
Composer/Sound Designer - Ash Gibson Greig
Cast includes - Will O’Mahony, Jack Palit, Igor Sas, Toni Scanlan

Suitability 16+
WARNING Adult themes, strong language.


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This event is organised by Black Swan State Theatre Company


  • $35 to $55


State Theatre Centre of WA

Perth Cultural Centre, 174 - 176 William Street, Perth WA 6000

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