Friday, November 30, 2012

The Modern International Dead | thanking you

photo: Ben Fon

From the cast and crew of The Modern International Dead, we would like to sincerely thank everyone who came and supported the show. 

We all feel incredibly proud at having taken on a monumental Australian work. The Modern International Dead carries emotional and political weight, says something important about Australia's place in the global community, and how our interaction as human beings has a certain degree of "stoichiometry" about it. The accolades attributed to Damien Millar's script are truly deserved. 

We are also very proud to be donating the profit to the Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) after recouping our own very slight production costs. These costs were kept low thanks to the generous assistance of the Mechanics Institute Performing Arts Centre, Damien Millar and Currency Press, Ben Fon Photography, the Costume Factory and LX Productions.

If you still want to help the ASRC in "making a difference to the lives of some of our community’s most vulnerable people with 100% of all proceeds will help provide direct, critical services to asylum seekers" check out their Christmas catalogue here.

We'd also like to thank the critics from Theatre Press and Arts Hub who came and provided their feedback. Their  considered responses appeared within days of viewing the play, thus contributing enormously to their actual worth.

So again, thank you for supporting the production, the ASRC and us - Act-O-Matic 3000. After two exceptional productions of fresh and exciting theatre in 2012, we'll be back in 2013. 

Whether it be to support a great cause, to see some great theatre, or to peek into the curious world of international development, The Modern International Dead is a highly recommended evening out.

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