REVIEW: Stupid Bitch Wants a Puppy (Auckland Fringe)

March 5, 2020
[Embracing our Inner Bitch/Witch/Goddess] Stupid Bitch Wants a Puppy is inspired by writer and performer Waldron’s “sheer frustration of hitting the late forties and being relegated to the Death Star for aging actresses”. This one-woman show offers the audience a kaleidoscope of snippets of women’s lives, that range from a published author whose marriage has ended, an exhausted mother, a […]

REVIEW: Jelly Baby (Auckland Fringe)

March 3, 2020
[Are We Ready for this Jelly?] (And by this jelly I mean the joyful deconstruction of symbols of diet culture and fat discrimination) The Oddballs’ latest experiment Jelly Baby, starring co-founder Alice Kirker, can be called nothing less than that, as 1 of 5 experimental entrants in The Basement’s 2020 Fringe Provocation ‘Duration’. Each of these four shows is a one-night-only, […]

REVIEW: Tampocalypse (Auckland Fringe)

March 1, 2020
[Tampax: Fury Road] Why don’t we see characters in apocalypse movies dealing with menstruation? It’s a glass-shattering insight – a detail that, once noticed, has the ability to change your view of apocalyptic media forever. It speaks to the preoccupations of the genre: spooling mythologies predicting the end of civilisation; tense reconnaissance of abandoned cityscapes; frenetic combat scenes with the […]

REVIEW: Have You Ever Been With An Asian Womxn? (Auckland Fringe)

March 1, 2020
[Seduction, Sex, and Shame: Sexuality Beyond the Skin] A packed house waits in the Basement main stage space for the first performance of Gemishka Chetty and Aiwa Pooamorn’s Have You Ever Been With An Asian Womxn? which promises to ‘unleash a bold commentary on the hypersexualisation of pan-Asian womxn in pop culture.’  Audio plays on loop over the chatter as […]
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