So no show is an island, and on that thought, I'd like to sincerely thank the following people from the very bottom of my heart. Without them, life would be a bit drearier and Zoetrope wouldn't be half the show that I'm proud to say it is. So, thanks and massive hugs to:
Michael Parry - who designed and built my beautiful picket fence, and who lent his razor-wit and fine fashion eye to the costume hunt. Michael is a genius designer. Actually, he's just a genius.
Liz Jones, Maureen, Alicia and Bree from La Mama - we gave Zoetrope its first spin as part of La Mama's 2007 Explorations season, and without their help and support, I couldn't have taken the risks that I did. La Mama is an incredibly valuable institution in Melbourne that has given me and many others the opportunity to stretch ourselves, take some risks and put on some work. They are still trying to raise money so if you've any to spare please give them a call or drop by lamama.com.au.
Belle Hammond - a de-lightful and de-lovely Adelaide friend who is starting up a business called Random Panda, and who took me on as her inaugural client free of charge. Random Panda is designed to help technologically-unsavvy arts-people like myself get on the Net and make some waves. If you'd like to become a Random Panda client check out randompanda.com.au.
Emily, Beau, Brionny, Nick and Will from Melbourne Fringe - these guys work tirelessly to make Australia's biggest and best Fringe a reality, but they never let the unending work stop them from being unfailingly helpful and friendly. They've set us up in their club, helped us at each step of the way, and even found a wonderful mentor for me through their Outside Eye project. If you see them around the Club, please give them big fat kisses and, if you're inclined, cross their palms with fresh-opened beers. Also have a look at melbournefringe.com.au to get a taste for all the amazing stuff they have coralled into two and a half very exciting weeks.
Kate Sumner and Emily Amisano - my first and my current Zoetrope comrades-in-arms. It's not every performer who will embark on a grand experiment with you, and these two are so beautiful, talented and lovely that I feel absolutely honoured to have them along for the ride!
Emma Saunders from the Fondue Set - my mentor through the Outside Eye project. Emma has been enthusiasm-incarnate from the word go, and her advice and suggestions have been invaluable to me.
Thanks also go to Tammy Nicholson (a wonderful graphic designer, for giving me advice regarding printing), Matt Kelly (my Penny Machinations co-hort, for lending me his video camera and an ear), my mother (for all her editing help and being the supportive ear at the other end of the phone), and to everybody who's lent me an ear, eye or helping hand. You are awesome awesome people!