Company Bare Witness Theatre Company
Contact: Christopher Samuel Carroll
Email: info (at)


Bare Witness make raw, pulsating theatre that ignites the imagination. Our work is a visceral encounter between actor and audience: immediate, unflinching, baring souls with the bare bones. This is poetry in motion. This is the word made flesh.


We are an actor-led ensemble, producing original plays and bold reimaginings of classical texts in a fire-breathing physical style. We’re drawn to the rough and the ragged, the playful and the surreal, fuelled by the volatile combustion of the actor at the threshold of their limits – in other words, in the mouth of the wolf.

We value theatre as a live, communal event; a release from distraction, and a crucible for ideas, creating an imaginative space in which to confront the revelation of our being. We want people to step out of the theatre feeling more alive than when they stepped in. We hold up the broken shards of a shattered mirror, and in its cracks, bear witness to human nature.

Recent work has included the award-winning wordless odyssey, Icarus (Overall Dance & Physical Theatre Award, FRINGE WORLD 2019) and the white-knuckle joyride, Howie the Rookie. Works in progress include Way of the Samurai, a piece of ensemble-based storytelling theatre based on tales from feudal Japan, and a solo adaptation of The Stranger by Albert Camus.

Bare Witness is an independent company led by Christopher Samuel Carroll, based at Belconnen Arts Centre in Canberra, Australia. Since September 2020, the company ensemble has established an ongoing practice of twice-weekly physical training, with a view to devising new work and developing the skills of professional actors in Canberra.

Shows performed by Bare Witness Theatre Company

I Have No EnemiesI Have No Enemies
Ralph Wilson Theatre, Gorman Arts Centre
1 Mar 2023 to 11 Mar 2023Session Times
Wednesday 1st March 7:30pm
Thursday 2nd March 7:30pm
Friday 3rd March 7:30pm
Saturday 4th March 7:30pm
Wednesday 8th March 7:30pm
Thursday 9th March 7:30pm
Friday 10th March 7:30pm
Saturday 11th March 7:30pm

Bare Witness Theatre Company
Tickets - $27.50 - $38.50 (+bf)
Duration - 90 minutes
The StrangerThe Stranger
The Ralph Wilson Theatre
Show finished on 11 Dec 2021
Bare Witness Theatre Company
Tickets - $25 - $30
Duration - 120 minutes
Early Grave, Fashionably LateEarly Grave, Fashionably Late
Smith's Alternative
Show finished on 20 Dec 2016
Bare Witness Theatre Company
Tickets - $20
Duration - 55 minutes
Early Grave, Fashionably LateEarly Grave, Fashionably Late
Show finished on 17 Dec 2016
Bare Witness Theatre Company
Tickets - $25 - $32
Duration - 55 minutes

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