The Equity Foundation presents a free screening of "The Standbys" in Melbourne.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
6.30 pm to 8.30 pm
VCA, St Kilda Road, Southbank
RSVP essential: http://meaa.io/1k72qIw
An opportunity for Equity members and the industry to see this terrific new documentary on life as a Broadway Understudy.
“…Every night on Broadway, dozens of the best performers aren’t on stage. They are backstage, standing by, ready to go on at a moment’s notice. The unique and challenging lives of Broadway’s Understudies and Standbys are revealed in this evocative and original behind-the-scenes documentary.
“The Standbys” follows a variety of undiscovered performers for several years through their ups and downs, struggles and triumphs, onstage performances and private lives. When these Standbys are finally given the chance of a lifetime, anything can – and does – happen. Never-before-heard stories from industry insiders and celebrities reveal the unimaginable struggles these under-appreciated performers endure as they wait in the wings for their shot at a dream that may never come true….”
For more info - www.thestandbys.com
We would like to acknowledge the generosity of Stephanie Riggs and Blair Erickson for allowing us to host this special screening.
There is no charge to attend this screening but we would appreciate you letting us know if you are unable to attend as this will allow space for others to take part.
Our thanks to the Victorian College of Arts for their support of the Equity Foundation