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DISCOVER A MODERN QUEER KIWI EXPERIENCE

16 Jan 2015

A fresh perspective on Kiwi LGBT lifestyles is on show in LEGACY PROJECT: YEAR TWO from 10-14 February as part of Auckland Fringe and Auckland Pride Festival. LEGACY PROJECT was created to provide opportunities for the LGBT community to tell their unique Kiwi stories on the stage. After a successful first year as part of Auckland Pride 2014, we return again to continue our support and development of emerging artists within our LGBT community. This year over 22 scripts were submitted to the project via our open call submission process. The diverse mixture of stories once again proving a hunger to see more localised representations across a spectrum of queer experiences making it even more challenging this year for the panel to select the final six plays for our 2015 season. “Leading on from our success in 2014, we wanted to continue to push ourselves and grow the project. By moving up to LOFT at Q Theatre, we can continue to provide unique opportunities for emerging storytellers to tell their stories in a professional setting. We want to share these stories because the more we share, the more we can learn about ourselves and others.” says Bruce Brown, Artistic Director. From some of Auckland's finest emerging artists come six brand new works, embracing all corners of the queer community, hitting LOFT at Q Theatre in February 2015 as part of Auckland Pride 2015 and Auckland Fringe 2015. Humour, heartache, love, friendship and silence: These are our stories, this is our Legacy.