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A KALEIDOSCOPE OF QUEER STORIES

26 Jan 2017

Venture into a kaleidoscope of bite-sized queer stories with LEGACY PROJECT 4. Returning for a fourth year, LEGACY PROJECT was created to provide opportunities for the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans) community to share their unique Kiwi voices on stage. Once again returning to Q Theatre LOFT as part of Auckland Pride 2017, these six new bite-sized plays from an exciting bunch of Auckland’s up-and-coming voices, these are our stories to celebrate, to provoke and to uncover our distinct perspectives on modern queer experiences. From our annual open call submission process, we select six plays based on their development potential and work closely with the writers to nurture their stories into this showcase of fresh kiwi work. By encouraging all corners of our diverse queer community to share their stories, we can support these future storytellers in shaping their own unique narratives on stage. “Over the past three years of development, we’ve helped stage eighteen heartfelt stories that wouldn’t have had a place to exist without the project. This would not have been possible without the willingness from the community to share the stories that are important to us all. We'll continue creating opportunities to fill the gap for diverse representation in the queer narratives we rarely get to see.” - Bruce Brown, artistic director. Experience being part of the queer kiwi community with LEGACY PROJECT 4, coming to Q Theatre LOFT from February 14th – 18th as part of Auckland Pride 2017. Love and connection, family and friendship, empathy and rejection: These are our stories, this is our legacy. CALLUM IN THE AFTERMATH. Written by Prior McRae, directed by Cole Meyers. The past is the hardest thing to purge. COMING OUT NIGHT. Written by Ryan McKee, directed by Adam Rohe. All parents want to support their kids, some just make a bigger show of it than others. DADDY ISSUES. Written by Pedro Diegues, directed by Jake Love. Can Peter and Ray stop bickering long enough to deal with the uninvited guest in their home? ETERNITY. Written by David Blakey, directed by Ryan Thornhill. When pride is stronger than love. FIRST LOVE. Written by Aatir Zaidi, directed by Kat Glass. The innocence, insanity and beauty of that first crush... on the neighborhood straight boy. TWO LOVERS SIT ON A PARK BENCH HOLDING HANDS IN THE MOONLIGHT. Written by Hannah Owen Wright, directed by Rachael Longshaw-Park. Romance is in the air. Sort of. Or something that vaguely resembles romance. Where: Q Theatre LOFT When: Tuesday 14th - Saturday 18th February 2017, 6.30pm Tickets: $20 / $15 (concession) *Service fees apply Bookings through: qtheatre.co.nz / 09 309 9771 For more information on the project visit: legacyproject.co.nz Proudly supported by GABA Charitable Trust, Playmarket and LYC.