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Here and Now Festival

23 Jul 2021 to 30 Jul 2021
Various sessions - see ticket details
Two shows by young theatre-makers YANG/YOUNG/杨 and FLESHIES 2.0
Event type: 
Festival, Theatre
Adults $30 Students & Others $20
Basement Theatre
Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010


Auckland Theatre Company's Youth Arts Programme, Here and Now Festival, is back for 2021! Young theatre-makers will be taking over Auckland’s Basement Theatre in a mid-winter celebration with two exciting shows; YANG/YOUNG/杨 and FLESHIES 2.0


YANG/YOUNG/杨  By Sherry Zhang and Nuanzhi Zheng

An identity crisis, final year exams and a boy called Timothée Chalamet is just the beginning!

Poppy Young, high school it-girl, struggles to adapt to her new outsider status, meanwhile usually quiet Qiu Ju Yang navigates being vulnerable in love and at home. What do these two opposites have in common? Turns out its more than just their names…

A heart-warming Gen Z story celebrating truth and identity that will have you cackling, cringing and a little choked up too.

YANG/YOUNG/杨 is told in Mandarin, Shanghainese and English.

Suitability: Ages 14 +

Tickets: Yang/Young or (09) 361 1000


FLESHIES 2.0   The Oddballs

Sell-out sensation Fleshies, by local legends The Oddballs, is reimagined by a diverse cast of brilliant young people from Tāmaki Makaurau.

Fleshies 2.0 is a celebratory call to action to teens, tweens and anyone who has ever battled withbody insecurities. Tender stories devised by the cast are told with wild abandon, humour, and a big dose of body positivity.

Embrace the skin you’re in and join us for an intimately eclectic and electric show that empowers uniqueness.

Suitability: Ages 14 +

Tickets: Fleshies 2.0 or (09) 361 1000


Written by

Joy - Operations, The Big Idea

6 Jul 2021