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Performance dates & times

Saturday 15 Aug
2:00 PM

Price range

One registration is required per screen not per person

FREE - registration essential

Once you have registered you will receive an email containing a link between 12pm and 1:30pm on Saturday 15 August.

Online registrations close at 11.59am on 15 August. After this time, please register via our contact centre on 1300 182 183.


This is a show about things too small to be seen - about chance, family, history, genetics, biology and destiny.

A retired medical laboratory scientist collects electron microscope slides of blood cells, bacteria and viruses. Many years ago he worked for weeks to determine the perfect ratio for developing enlargements of electron microscope photos. Lots of trial and lots of error. But a perfect ratio in the end.

A man writes a genetic watch list – things to monitor as he enters middle age:

  • Hemochromatosis
  • Glaucoma
  • Gout
  • Heart disease
  • A rare genetic rejection of the antimalarial drug Primaquin

A young boy is diagnosed with a rare genetic abnormality – a micro duplication and micro deletion of one part of one chromosome. This abnormality is of unknown origin and of "uncertain clinical significance".

Each of these are small things.

David's At Home Residency Showing will present parts of a work-in-progress script. A Q&A session will also take place as part of this showing.

What is Take Over!?

A unique partnership between Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Fringe, this year’s program features 10 fearless and unique artistic explorations that will take shape in artists’ homes across Victoria in the lead up to their presentation at Melbourne Fringe in November 2020.

What are the At Home Residency Showings?

This an opportunity to connect with the Take Over! artists at the end of their at home residencies and get an insight into the creative process. We have not been explicit with artists about what this showing must be. Some may share a part of the work they are developing, others might want to talk to you about their ideas. Others might need you to participate in an activity. There might be talking, dancing, reading, debating, sharing, singing, laughing, crying or music. You may be a passive audience member or you may want to contribute.

There are many unknowns, but one thing is guaranteed, you will be sharing in a creative process with some of our most visionary and boundary pushing artists – and that’s a rare opportunity.

  • Melbourne Fringe

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