ALL EVENTS IN AUCKLAND FRINGE 2017
It’s Pilot Season, and four budding young directors are going to need your help to pitch a brand new TV show. Four completely improvised pilot episodes, but only one show will make it to series.
Starring four of your favourite Snort improvisors - Laura Daniel, Hamish Parkinson, Eli Matthewson and Alice Snedden.
All the Little Empire shows are on stage for the first time in a mini-podcast festival for Fringe.
Including live recordings of: The Worst Idea of All Time, Boners of The Heart, The Male Gayz and more.
Part performance lecture, part karaoke party, deconstructing gendered linguistic histories and ripping apart contemporary language to find a new articulation of pleasure, anger and femaleness. We are smashing it all to pieces and starting again. We are behaving badly. We are singing too many power ballads.
Created by Julia Croft. Directed by Nisha Madhan.
An original Hip Hop musical based on the short story of Prodigal Son, to be presented in The Spreading Tree, a creative space in Mt Eden.
This is an attempt to explore storytelling through rap and spoken words, supported with live band.
“This play should not be well behaved.” – Alice Birch
Responding to Laurel Thatcher Ulrich’s provocation that “well-behaved women seldom make history”, this series of wrecking-ball vignettes shatters the invisible power of language in shaping the world around us. Exhilaratingly wild, fearless and playful, this is feminism at its messy edge.
Presented by Silo Theatre.
Immerse yourself in Rushes, a unique experience where live music gig meets art gallery meets theatre, dance and film.
Directed by Malia Johnston in collaboration with Rowan Pierce with live music from Eden Mulholland, Rushes features over 25 dancers and performers from across New Zealand, guest musicians as well as stunning visual imagery, lighting and sound.
It's a mean world out there. There's lots of dicks out there. Don't be one of them. When was the last time somebody said something nice to you? When was the last time you said something nice to somebody else? When was the last time you said something nice to somebody you loved? The new show from Bruce Mason Award winner Sam Brooks (Wine Lips, Riding in Cars with (Mostly Straight) Boys), Say Something Nice will teach us how to be nice to each other and how to tell the people you love that you love them, and most importantly, how not to be a dick.
Shabbat Shalom and Thank You for Coming will be be the greatest (unorthodox) Friday Night Shabbat Meal you will ever attend. With a live band, a crew of clowns, storytelling and plenty of food and wine, Freya Finch will reconstruct the traditional Jewish Friday night meal into a theatrical spectacular.
Shabbat Shalom and Thank You for Coming is a ritual, a celebration, a show, a dinner party and you (yes, you) are invited.
Inspired by carnival amusement games and a particular controversial attraction in Coney Island of the same name, ‘Shoot the Freak’ is an interactive game, dark farce and experiment with medium. Pick up a gun and aim your paint bullets at a performative canvas with dodging victims and puppet doppelgangers.
Please Note: This is a durational piece so feel free to turn up anytime.
Get your friends and family together at Silo Park. Relax and unwind from the week with DJs, food trucks and the Silo Park Bar from 5pm. Wander the Silo Night Markets before setting up your bean bag or blanket for The Gods Must Be Crazy at 9pm (PG - Contains violence).
Continuing with the success of their Cabaret Nights, this Fringe special will take your breath away with daring acrobats, tantalizing dancers and gravity defying aerialists.
The cast will include (and won't be limited to) Circus Larry on aerial pole, Jo Cavalho on Cyr wheel, Amy Nichol of the Lyra Ladies on lyra, a crazy naked frying pan acro trio (for the first time in NZ!) Sin-Cere Balance partner acrobatics with a twist, Praline Parfait's newest burlesque act, Ivan the Red's flamenco fire routine and a few more surprises...
Jayran Mansouri's new show, Snowflake, is all about being, well, a special snowflake. It's about exploring the identities we put on and take off throughout our lives. What feels natural and real, and what feels like an itchy scratchy bra you take off the second you get home?
Jayran will explore this questions through musical comedy as a Scottish-Iranian New Zealander, a Virgo, a Millennial, a C-section baby, and an autistic woman.
Sometimes you can't keep life still.
Two artists occupy the same studio in Nong Khai: one in 1932, the other in 2017. Charles, all oil and pigment, paints moments frozen in time. Steven is a foot soldier for the new media economy, living and breathing the commercial system, with a brand to protect.
From the Creators of Te Pō and 360: Theatre of Recollections.
SushiCats is a four-piece funk rock outfit formed in Auckland from the edges of the internet in 2013.
With influences including RHCP, Parliament & Joplin; SushiCats smashes together funk infused rock with sultry femme vocals and fast-paced lyrics that will get you doing the running man or the sprinkler all over your Viaduct cocktail. They like heavy baselines, disco drum-beats, thick guitar riffs and are partial to sultry girls who lure you in just to kick you out. Currently working on their first album and music video, SushiCats gig regularly around Auckland's music and festival scene.
Momentum Productions are back this Fringe Festival with SYNTHESIS! After a sold-out season at last year’s Tempo Dance Festival, directors Andrew Cesan and Kayla Paige present four newly developed works highlighting the exciting versatility of dance.
Culminating jazz, tap, hip-hop and contemporary with the musicality and quirkiness of “Out of the Box” and the refined technical ability of “All That”.
No guilt-tripping about needing to floss more. No boring lectures about mouth wash. Just a fun and informative chat to help you avoid the mare of outrageous dental bills.
Why? Oral diseases are preventable! Join experienced dental hygienist, Grace Maguire and trained dentist, Sam Smith as they use their powers for good.
A group of misfits including a barman, a cashier, two ghosts, and a God, recall stories of their past in a supernatural, fantastical, and music filled night. The eclectic bunch resides in "The Village" an old resort in Fiji abandoned during its development after the coup d'etat of 1987. What remain are a Backpackers and a painfully tacky faux Fijian village reminiscent of Gilligan's Island and a club on a slow night. It is a tourist trap, a wasteland, and a goldmine for forgotten stories.
A tornado in slow motion and the best years of your life are sometimes the same thing. Instant gratification, fluid identities, and no clear path - what does it mean to exist in the liminal space between childhood and adulthood today?
The sunlight liquid collective debut show thrusts us inside a mercurial world where the walls move, expectations throb and failure is inevitable.
NZ’s first ever Floating Theatre is sailing into Auckland for 2 weeks in 2 spectacular locations. An intimate theatre for just 30 people per show that sparkles with light, the audience are led into a transforming world where the only one person holds the key but which door does it open? Shadows and projection mix with live performance, imagery and music.
Directed & designed by Stephen Bain, performed by Jeremy Randerson & Jenny McArthur, music by Jeff Henderson, props by Sarah-Jane Blake
When God and the Devil himself meet up to plan the year ahead……………
…………..they catch up over a drink.
It’s the start of another year. God has met up with Lucifer, in a pub located in Central Auckland, to plan out the year ahead.
Tom is your regular loser - even when the apocalypse comes around he's not invited.
Join in the delirium as Tom attempts his escape from Countdown. Best he move quickly - the veggies want him dead and the meat in the chiller sounds like it's coming back to life!
Following success with PUZZLE (2015) and Just Above The Clouds (2014), Ben Anderson and The People who Play with Theatre have resurrected their supermarket apocalypse puppet-thriller for Auckland audiences.
An Auckland Fringe Festival presentation, this show is the premiere of Dominic Blaazer's latest body of work. Featuring a tiny orchestra in a tiny theatre with a brave new set from a brave new voice. What's not to love?
Guested wth SJD, The Clean, Don McGlashan, Greg Fleming, The Chills.
From the creative minds behind Blackbird Ensemble, comes a new show that explores our future selves - the selves that now prefer comfort over fashion, velcro over laces, and the long story over the short. These old folks have journeyed far, and have come back to impart their wisdom to you through song.
The Nannas and Poppas are a rogue band of geriatric rockers from the year 2067.
MAD AVE is proud to present The River Talks; a striking multimedia arts and science production on the banks of the Omaru River in Glen Innes. The 'River Talks' promises to move and inspire you with powerful displays of Maori history, innovative artistic flair and insightful technical infotainment.
A living, breathing, moving art installation by The White Wall. Explore the idiosyncrasies of human nature as you watch a unique dining experience.