Emma Beech - Life is Short and Long
Emma Beech

Life is Short and Long
A work in development

What does the GFC mean to ordinary people? Emma Beech asks Melburnians – on the streets and around Arts House during FOLA – to discover how communities respond creatively to economic crisis. Discuss your personal fiscal theory or explain your ingenious strategies in the foyers; or hear her findings distilled into a special Sunday performance!

Life is Short and Long will be a surprising, beautiful catalogue of human resilience.

Image Sarah John

“The stories are often touching, and frequently funny…Beech has a way of conveying a remarkably accurate portrait of what and how we do things…There is a lot of value, and a lot of talent.” Life on Campaus on Dit


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Life is Short and Long is supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; Vitalstatistix Theatre Company; and the City of Melbourne through Arts House.