'Deftly weighted, beautifully detailed, sharply perceptive’
An exploration of memory, death, family and the power of objects through storytelling and photography.
Margie Fischer’s parents were Austrian Jews who fled from Vienna to China to escape the Holocaust. After ten years of living in Shanghai they came to Australia as refugees. Margie lived with her extended family in the house her father built in Sydney. After everyone in her family died Margie was left to clear out their house.
She became fascinated by what is left behind when loved ones die and documented her feelings and processes involved. The Dead Ones explores her family stories though the object left behind.
Part theatre, part slideshow, part wake, part homage to William Yang, a deeply moving personal journey into Margie Fischer’s family that has resonance for us all.
Margie Fischer is a critically acclaimed writer and performer whose work has toured nationally. The Dead Ones Melbourne season was a sell out, don’t miss it is Sydney.
‘A rare insight into how the mind processes loss and how people find meaning’ The Australian Stage
Written and performed by Margie Fischer
Directed by Catherine Fitzgerald
Designed by Kathryn Sproul
Recommended for 12yrs and over.