Monday, October 21, 2013

First Asian AB returns next week - and all shows are free! Also a scriptwriting workshop.

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?
Willys a homestay Asian student. Mooks Samoan and hes been here for ages. Theyre 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
Te Tuhi 09 577 0138, Hawkins Theatre 09 297 7712, Auckland Museum 09 306 7048

Scriptwriting workshop

Date: Saturday, Nov 2
Time: 10 am – 2 pm
Cost $15
Location: Mangere Arts Centre, Corner Orly Ave and Bader Drive, Mangere Town Centre
Bookings Phone: (09) 262 5789, Email:

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Really want to go this play, Renee.
Unable to; I'm down south, far away.