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

“... insightful, powerful and must not be missed.”

NZ Herald

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

Karin McCracken (Body Double, Wine Lips) leads a live and vital engagement with a real life court transcript in order to reflect on rape culture in our communities. This work is an urgent and contemporary response to a post #metoo world.

Interwoven with frank and funny documentary footage with young people from across America, the UK and Aotearoa, Jane Doe is a revelatory and carefully crafted discussion on consent, feminism and sexual empowerment.

One of the most important conversations for our time, it’s “about me, you, that girl you heard about in high school, or college, or work. It’s about your nieces and nephews, sons and daughters who are growing up in a world where ‘No’ means ‘Maybe’ and unconscious means ‘Yes’” (Theatre Scenes).

Written and directed by Eleanor Bishop (Body Double, The Intricate Art of Actually Caring).

WINNER: Critics Choice & Melbourne Tour Ready Awards [Sydney Fringe 2018]; Social Impact Award [Auckland Fringe 2017]

R16 audiences only.

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

Creative Team

Written & directed by Eleanor Bishop

Performed by Karin McCracken

Presented by Zanetti Productions


The Random Stage is fully wheelchair accessible; please contact the BATS Box Office by 4.30pm on the show day if you have accessibility requirements so that the appropriate arrangements can be made. Read more about accessibility at BATS.