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Open Stage: Scenes from a Yellow Peril

13 Mar 2021
1:30pm, Saturday 13 March
A rare opportunity to gain an inside view into the developmental process behind creating a play.
Event type: 
Festival, Seminar/Public Lecture, Theatre
Price: 
$10 - $15
Venue: 
The Civic Club
Address: 
The Civic Cnr Queen & Wellesley Sts Auckland CBD
Region: 
Auckland

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AN AUCKLAND ARTS FESTIVAL / TE AHUREI TOI O TĀMAKI EVENT

The demure, soft-spoken and subservient East Asian has long populated the imagination of the Western consciousness: the model minority, the submissive schoolgirl, the kung fu master, the maths nerd.

Taking a scalpel to these outdated and orientalist images, Scenes from a Yellow Peril violently smashes performance poetry, documentary theatre and political discourse together to create a kaleidoscopic vision of contemporary identity politics. 

A rare opportunity to gain an inside view into the developmental process behind creating a play, playwright Nathan Joe and director Jane Yonge invite audiences to a rehearsed reading of scenes from their script, as well as a deeper dive into the core questions of the work through a post-reading discussion.

Contains strong language, discussions of violence and sexual/adult themes

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Auckland Arts Festival

4 Dec 2020

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