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The Modern International Dead

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Every year, a tiny group of unique individuals give up a regular lifestyle to begin an extraordinary undertaking. Banding together, they are recruited to bring relief to the world’s trouble spots. Delivering humanitarian or medical aid, they offer hope to those living on the edge of human tolerance ... well, at least, that’s what they signed up for.

Damien Millar explores the intentions, adversities and fears of Australians on the front line. Revealing personal stories with a compassionate eye and a gallows humour, he offers a compelling, practical perspective on international aid.

The Modern International Dead is ‘witness theatre’ at its most potent – the insiders’ view on global change today, and the world we hope for tomorrow.

"Millar's tapestry of reportage is engrossing, suspenseful and irreverently humorous." - Sun Herald

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REVIEW: THE MODERN INTERNATIONAL DEAD BY DAMIEN MILLAR

AMY WELSH, AUSTRALIAN STAGE, 21 MARCH 2011

"Brace yourself if you are going to attend Deckchair Theatre’s opening production for the year, The Modern International Dead. This is not your typical wine drinking, comfortingly warm and relaxed evening of live Oscar Wilde-style culture, darling. This is an uncomfortable, low-key but fast paced, odd-ball presentation of the worst the world has to offer, and for that reason, it’s a powerful and thought-provoking night of theatre that should not be missed."

REVIEW: THE MODERN INTERNATIONAL DEAD BY DAMIEN MILLAR

JOHN KINSELLA, THE AUSTRALIAN, 21 MARCH 2011

"The audience is confronted with a basic set of wooden packing boxes that may be carrying equipment to assist in international peacekeeping, or maybe something more sinister, television screens that impact with a muted grinding image feed, and a building sense of claustrophobia on a stage used in its entirety, taking it close to the audience. All these make atmosphere without labouring the point."

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