Holy Dying

Forest Collective, La Mama Theatre and Burrinja present, as part of the 2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival
Holy Dying

Developed with the assistance of Testing Grounds, Stephanie Osztreicher’s newly commissioned physical theatre piece explores the idea and absurd nature of death and mortality and its influence over life. Inspired and adapted from Jeremy Taylor’s 1651 text ‘The rules and exercises of Holy Dying’, Osztreicher will challenge and provoke existential conceptions of life, death and the world. 

“Homer calls a man ‘a leaf, the smallest, the weakest piece of a short-lived unsteady plant’. Pinder calls him ‘the dream of a shadow’; another, ‘the dream of the shadow of smoke’.” What will you call him?

La Mama Courthouse
Wednesday October 1st - Sunday October 5th 2014
349 Drummond Street, Carlton, Vic.
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Tickets on sale here in September 

Burrinja Cultural Centre
Sunday October 19th 3pm 2104
Burrinja Open Day
351 Glenfern Road, Upwey, Vic.
Duration: 1 hour (no interval)
Tickets - $22/$15 from here


Stephanie OSZTREICHER Holy Dying (2014 - world premiere)


Stephanie Osztreicher - Associate Producer, Writer and Performer

Elanor Webber - Additional Choreography

Aaron Cananzi - Lighting Designer 

Angela Lang - Stage Manager

Stephanie Gaffric - Assocaite Producer

Kat Tsyrlin - Composer and Violinist, drawing upon the music of Alban Berg, Dimitri Shostakovich, Johannes Bach, Evan Lawson along with her own compositions and improvisations 


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