Seymour Centre and Sydney Festival present

The Museum of Modern Love: Open Rehearsal and Reading

A new play in development, adapted for the stage by Tom Holloway and based on the book by Heather Rose, inspired by Marina Abramović

8 - 13 Jan 2021

Seymour Centre is developing a theatrical adaptation of the much-loved 2017 Stella Prize-winning novel, The Museum of Modern Love by Tasmanian writer, Heather Rose.

Set against the backdrop of Marina Abramović’s now legendary performance, The Artist is Present at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, this development workshop provides audiences with the unique experience of being in the room whilst this new play is created, blurring the lines between spectator and artist, fundamental to the work of Abramović and Tom Holloway’s expansion of the work into theatrical form.

*Open rehearsals

The first four days of the event will be dedicated to open rehearsals, with audiences invited to enter at any time and experience how this unusual work is being conceived for the stage.

**Moved readings

The last day of the event will include two moved readings of the final, complete work as developed throughout the open rehearsals.

Book Author Heather Rose
Playwright & Adaptor Tom Holloway
Director Timothy Jones
Dramaturg & Assistant Director Erin Taylor
Cast Caroline Craig, Julian Garner, Glenn Hazeldine, Aileen Huynh, Mandy MacElhinney, Damon Manns, Contessa Treffone, Zindzi Okenyo

We are a registered COVID-Safe business and we're committed to making your Seymour visit as safe and enjoyable as possible.

Due to physical distancing requirements, the theatre will operate at reduced capacity and empty seats will be left between each group.

Find out about our other COVID safety measures here.

Reginald Theatre

Fri 8 Jan 11am, 2pm
Sat 9 Jan 11am, 2pm
Mon 11 Jan 11am, 2pm
Tue 12 Jan 11am, 2pm

Reginald Theatre

Wed 13 Jan 1:30pm, 6pm

Open rehearsals: 120 minutes.

Moved readings: 140 minutes (including interval). Partial lockout applies.

Open rehearsals Free
Moved readings $20

Transaction fee applies to moved readings ticket purchases.

Recommended for ages 16+. Photography and filming prohibited.

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