WELCOME 简介

WHITE_MESS is a creative, open structure that facilitates the production of highly diverse theatre projects and collaborations.

The company was established by performer and theatre-artist Alice Canton, and is currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland), New Zealand.

 


White Mess 是一个有创意、开放式的结构,有助于生产高度多样化的戏剧项目和合作。
该组织由表演者和剧院艺术家Alice Canton在奥克兰成立。


 

PROJECTS 项目

OTHER [chinese]

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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)

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TEAM

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)


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What is Chinese?
What is being Chinese?
What is not Chinese?

Interested in wrestling with these questions? Then we want to hear from you!

Expressions of interest are open to participants in our theatre show, OTHER [chinese], premiering at Q Theatre this September.

You are invited to join celebrated performer and theatre-artist Alice Canton to investigate the complexity of Chinese identity in contemporary New Zealand, examining the everyday lives, rituals, historical events, and memories of Chinese in Aotearoa.

Canton will work with a cast of local, volunteer performers to co-author the work, collaborating alongside a company of professional visual and theatre artists to deliver a high-calibre show for the stage.

This opportunity is open to anyone who identifies as Chinese as we are interested in meeting those from a variety of backgrounds, ages, genders, sexualities, etc.

Participants will be encouraged to commit to the 8-week process, which includes generating material, rehearsing, and performing in an 8 night season at Q Theatre.

Register your interest here, or get in touch today!

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项目

中国人是什么样的?
怎样才算是中国人?
怎样不算是中国人?
想要深入探究这些问题?欢迎加入我们!

现在即可报名参加我们的剧场演出。公演将于九月在Q Theatre举行。

您被邀请与知名表演者及剧院艺术家Alice一起同台演出,深度探究生活在当代新西兰的中国人对于自我身份的认同感,审视他们的日常生活,传统,文化以及历代中国人在奥克兰的回忆。

Alice导演将与当地志愿表演者合作,共同编排作品,同时与专业视觉和戏剧艺术家公司合作,为舞台演出提供高水准的表演。

基于我们对于各种背景,年龄,性别,性别等多元因素的需求,报名机会对所有中国人开放。

我们期望所有参与者能够承诺历时9周的彩排及演出过程,包括8个晚上在Q Theatre的表演。

单击此处报名,或者即刻开始联系我们!

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