Biography

Last Man to Die, the cross artform collaboration of Hanna Cormick (actor), Benjamin Forster (artist) and Charles Martin (percussionist), was founded in late 2008 during their collaboration with Canberra's Hunting Season on the work Cognition performed at Belconnen Theatre and The Street Theatre (Canberra) as well as La Mama Theatre (Melbourne). A revised version was featured in Charles Martin's Master of Music recitals at the ANU School of Music (Canberra).

In 2009, Last Man to Die were invited to participate in The Street Theatre's Made in Canberra season, producing Vital LMTD, a cross-disciplinary response to the creation and definition of life.

In 2010, supported by the A.C.T. Government's ArtsACT organisation and the Australian Government's Department of Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, Last Man to Die are developing and performing their long-planned-for work - "THE LAST MAN TO DIE", an installation/performance exploring the possible consequences of indefinite extension of human life. For this project the three core members have been joined by writer and videographer, Peter Butz.

"THE LAST MAN TO DIE" was shown as a work in progress at Belconnen Theatre in March 2010 and at PACT Centre for Emerging Artists, Sydney in April 2010 and Last Man to Die is currently pursuing opportunities for development and performance of this work throughout 2010 and into the future.

Videos documentation of Last Man to Die's works are presented below in reverse chronological order.


Pilot Production of "THE LAST MAN TO DIE" at The Street Theatre, Canberra, July 2010.


The Last Man to Die (2010) - 90 second overview from Charles Martin on Vimeo.


Vital LMTD (2009) 2 minute overview from Charles Martin on Vimeo.


Last Man to Die: Cognition (2008) 5 minute overview from Charles Martin on Vimeo.