Event Arbus & West
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Venue Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 22 February 2019
Opening Date 1 March 2019
Last Date 30 March 2019
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description Hollywood bombshell Mae West built her career on lookin’ good – walkin’ the walk and talkin’ the talk – while legendary photographer Diane Arbus was famous for finding beauty in the everyday. When Diane turns up at Mae’s glistening LA apartment in 1964 to take her portrait, tensions quickly flare.

Drawing on actual events, award-winning Australian playwright Stephen Sewell imagines what might have transpired between these two extraordinary women, creating a powerful portrait of beauty, sexuality, wildness and longing.
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Subjects 1960s
Name Function Notes
Diana Glenn Actor
Melita Jurisic Actor
Jenny Vuletic Actor
Clemence Williams Composer
Renee Mulder Costume Designer
Jean Goodwin Dialect Coach
Sarah Goodes Director
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Renee Mulder Set Designer
Clemence Williams Sound Designer
Jean Goodwin Voice Coach
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Data Source
Source Description
Web https://www.mtc.com.au/plays-and-tickets/season-2019/arbus-and-west/
Event Identifier 143119