The First Asian AB
Written and directed by Renee Liang. Starring Benjamin Teh and Paul Fagamalo with music by Robbie Ellis and lighting design by Sam Mence
October 29th – November 1st
What would you do to represent?
Willy’s a homestay Asian student. Mook’s Samoan and he’s been here for ages. They’re best mates at Timaru High. But when Willy decides his dream is to try out for the All Blacks, mateship – and everything else – is up for grabs.
A comedy (mostly).
At breakneck pace, Ben Teh (The Bone Feeder, Odd Socks) and Paul Fagamalo (Pollyhood, Where We Once Belonged) capture multiple characters – including a Samoan aiga, a bored class of thirteen year olds, two entire rugby teams playing each other, and one sassy girl called George. Directed by Renee Liang with live music by Robbie Ellis and lighting design by Sam Mence. Running time 75 minutes, suitable ages 9-99. FREE (bookings recommended).
Dates & times:
Tue 29 Oct Te Tuhi Gallery, Pakuranga 11 am & 1.15 pm
Wed 30 Oct Te Tuhi Gallery, Pakuranga 1.15 pm
Thu 31 Oct Hawkins Theatre, Papakura 1.30 & 7.30 pm
Fri 1 Nov Auckland Museum 11 am & 1.15 pm
8th show to be advised
Booking: contact venues direct (details below) or go to www.firstasianab.com
Te Tuhi http://www.tetuhi.org.nz/ 09 577 0138, Hawkins Theatre http://www.hawkinstheatre.co.nz/ 09 297 7712, Auckland Museum http://www.aucklandmuseum.com/ 09 306 7048
Date: Saturday, Nov 2
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Location: Mangere Arts Centre, Corner Orly Ave and Bader Drive, Mangere Town Centre
Bookings Phone: (09) 262 5789, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ever thought of writing a script for film or theatre? Join playwright Renee Liang (The First Asian AB) and screenwriter Padma Akula for a half day workshop.
Perfect for beginners or those with some experience of writing in another genre. Bring: pen, paper, your lunch (shops are also within easy walking distance) and a will to write! You'll leave with the start of a new short script for film, TV or the stage, tips and tricks to enter the industry, and lots of ideas and exercises to keep writing.
Registration essential. $15 fee (payable in advance to reserve your place.) Limited to 15 participants. 15 years and over.