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A CELEBRATION OF QUEER KIWI EXPERIENCES

23 Jan 2018

Forget coming out stories and dive into LEGACY PROJECT 5. Showcasing six bite-sized delights from Auckland’s hottest new writing talent, LEGACY PROJECT 5 is a celebration of the wonderful, wilful and downright weird tales from our local queer community. Returning for our fifth season as part of Auckland Pride 2018, these new queer plays are fresher, bolder, and more brazen than ever. Sick of the same old stories, LEGACY PROJECT was created to provide opportunities for the LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender & queer) community to take control of their own narratives. From our open call submissions, these six plays were selected and developed alongside professional theatre practitioners to elevate them to be performed on the Q Theatre Loft stage. “We can never anticipate the kinds of stories submitted each year and these six stories venture into some exciting new territory for us. While the stories each year may change, we continue to provide space for queer creatives to find their voice and share their perspective of the world in their own unique way” - Bruce Brown, artistic director. In LEGACY PROJECT 5 we tell our own stories, our way. CLEAN UP IN AISLE 3. Written by Ashleigh Ogden, directed by Steven Glyde. Breaking up doesn’t always mean falling out of love. MUD MAIDS. Written by Holly Hudson, directed by Ben Moore. How many idiots does it take to solve an STI crime? ON THE EXPERIENCE OF PEOPLE WHOSE LIFE IS EXACTLY MINE. Written by Hamish Annan, directed by Stephanie Fink. Something difficult to articulate. THREE. Written by Ciarin Smith and David Butler, directed by Roberto Nascimento. What if three’s not a crowd? VISION OF DESIRE. Written by Aatir Zaidi, directed by Amie Bentall. Government mandate #17: every person is required to find their soulmate by their 30th year. WHOLE. Written by Danny Lam, directed by Matt Baker. A black hole listens. Speak up. Where: Q Theatre LOFT When: February 8-14 6.30PM & February 15-16 8PM Tickets: $20 / $18 (concession) *Service fees apply Bookings through: qtheatre.co.nz For more information on the project visit: legacyproject.co.nz Proudly supported by Playmarket & Creative Communities NZ.