Barbecue - Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival
A script-in-hand reading of acclaimed American playwright Robert O’Hara’s exploration of race and family dynamics.
Acclaimed Director and Actress, Anapela Polataivao directs a cast of Gisborne locals in a rehearsed reading of Barbecue – by Robert O’Hara.
An outrageously, darkly funny family comedy which cleverly explores the issue of race. Barbecue begins with the dysfunctional white trash O'Mallery whānau who come together over a barbecue to stage an intervention for their druggie sister Barbara, whose drug habit has gotten out of hand. But as the play continues the O’Mallerys change in a completely unexpected way.
This super relaxed reading is hosted by Smash Palace, and your entry includes good old Gizzy barbecue kai – sozzies and salad.
General Admission $10 (includes kai). Drinks available at the bar.
Contains coarse language and drug references.
As a licensed premises, minors (18 years and under) are welcome but must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival
Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival is the Gisborne region’s new flagship contemporary arts and cultural event, taking place, for the first time, from 4-20 October this year. Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival will deliver performance events by hundreds of performers from across New Zealand and the Pacific.
The festival celebrates what it means to be of Tairāwhiti and of Aotearoa. It reflects and celebrates the people of the Gisborne region and the East Coast. It reinforces the importance of people and place, and further affirms the region’s strong position in the creative landscape of Aotearoa.
For the full programme and ticketing information, please visit www.tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz.