Following on from the success of her 2016 WHITE/OTHER season at The Basement, writer and director Alice Canton delves even deeper into the uncomfortable and nuanced conversation about race in OTHER [chinese].
Canton has spent the year in workshops with actors and non-actors from various different Chinese communities connecting and exploring what it is to be Chinese in Auckland, here and now.
Experience the realisation of these stories and conversations in OTHER [chinese], where Canton invites up to 100 performers on stage every night for this large-scale documentary theatre.
OTHER [chinese] opens up conversations in order to create meaningful change in the world, and challenges the many forms of cultural mis-representation, discrimination and invisibility that exists around Chinese identity.
“A powerfully contradictory message that will get under your skin.” (Nathan Joe, Theatrescenes review of WHITE/OTHER)
“surreal, open, surprising and – yet again – clever.” (Janet McAllister, NZHerald review of WHITE/OTHER)
Director and Creator: Alice Canton
Producer: Julie Zhu
Lighting and Production Design: Brad Gledhill and Rachel Marlow
Dramaturg: Kate Prior
Video Content: Kelly Chen
Stage Manager: Natasha Hoyland
Community Liaison: Coco Cui
WHEN & WHERE
Start date: Wednesday 6 September 2017
End date: Saturday 16 September 2017
Show times: Tuesday – Thursday : 7pm (Preview night – Tue, Sep 6)
Venue: Q Theatre Loft
Ticket price: $15 – $35 (booking fees may apply)