Event Arbus and West
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Venue Fairfax Studio, Melbourne, VIC
First Date 22 February 2019
Last Date 30 March 2019
Dates Estimated No
Status Professional
World Premiere Yes
Description It is 1971 and legendary actress, writer and mistress of the double-entendre Mae West is performing in Vegas when her dresser tells her that photographer Diane Arbus has taken her own life [described]. West feigns not to remember who Arbus even was, but the play gives lie to this as we slip back to 1964 when Arbus went, on assignment for a New York magazine, to photograph West. Indeed, Diane is determined that she captured the real Mae West on film.

West recalls that she thought Arbus was a flake but, as Norman Mailer once asserted, giving a camera to Diane Arbus was ‘like giving a hand gr
Description Source Website
Primary Genre Theatre - Spoken Word
Secondary Genre Drama
Name Function Notes
Diana Glenn Actor
Melita Jurisic Actor
Jenny Vuletic Actor
Clemence Williams Composer
Renee Mulder Costume Designer
Sarah Goodes Director
Paul Jackson Lighting Designer
Stephen Sewell Playwright
Renee Mulder Set and/or Property Maker
Jean Goodwin Voice Coach
Text Nationality Australia
Production Nationality Australia
Event Identifier 144023