Tide Waits for No Man: Episode Grace
歲月不饒人: 雅安

“Your name is given to you before you are born, to make up what you lack and therefore – complete you. My name is Grace.”

Proudly Asian Theatre and SPOOKY ANTIX present an experimental work from acclaimed creative Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant in Auckland this February!

Grace [雅安] is a modern Taiwanese artist who has grown up in Aotearoa. Tailoring her life to be as kiwi as they come, an unexpected call from her homeland sends Grace into a tailspin. A surreal battle of ancient culture and modern identity unfolds, as she grasps for answers among her Ye-Ye’s patriarchal teachings.

A non-verbal show performed by three Kiwi-Asian women, using shadow puppetry, object puppetry and movement to ask the question; when finding acceptance means bending our beliefs, what do we sacrifice?

Starring first-time director/writer Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant, performed alongside Chye-Ling Huang (Orientation, Call of the Sparrows) and choreographer Marianne Infante (Aroha Mai, RUMINATIONS).

Guest dramaturg Yuyang Ellison Tan (SINGAPORE), and lighting by Nic Cave-Lynch of Many Hands Lighting. All music composed, performed and recorded by Nikita, herself.

Thank you to Emerging Artists Trust, Chinese Poll Tax Heritage fund, The Spreading Tree, Asia NZ, Unitec, and The Paint Warehouse.

“For the last 4 years, Tide Waits for No Man has seen many reincarnations in the safety of my notebook. Turning 30 made me realise that nothing is ever finished, nor is it ever a stagnant thing - it is forever evolving, breathing. This is my first work. It is the first episode of Tide Waits for No Man. I introduce you to, Grace.”
- Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant

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Tues 19 - Sat 23 February; 18:30


Basement Theatre
Lower Greys Avenue, CBD


50 minutes


$25 - $30


Accessible seating available
Language no problem

Content Warnings:

All ages


Theatre, Non-verbal