by Victor Rodger
directed by Roy Ward
presented by Multinesia
at The Basement, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 16 Feb 2013 to 20 Feb 2013
North Melbourne Town Hall, Melbourne, Australia
From 28 Sep 2013 to 5 Oct 2013
Hannah Playhouse (previously Downstage), Wellington
From 25 Feb 2014 to 1 Mar 2014
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre, The Edge, Auckland
From 4 Mar 2014 to 8 Mar 2014
Assembly, Roxy, Edinburgh, Scotland
From 2 Aug 2014 to 25 Aug 2014
Suter Theatre, Nelson
From 24 Oct 2014 to 25 Oct 2014
Reviewed by: Naomi Cohen; Matt Baker (Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog); Cameron Woodhead (The Sydney Morning Herald); Ewen Coleman [Reproduced with permission of Fairfax Media] (The Dominion Post); John Smythe; Johnny Givins; Dione Joseph; Gail Tresidder;
WHO YOU CALLIN A BLACK FAGGOT?!?
In the style of Toa Fraser's Bare, award winning playwright Victor Rodger (My Name is Gary Cooper, Ranterstantrum, Sons) brings you BLACK FAGGOT from February 16th – a series of (mostly) humorous monologues from a vast array of (mostly) gay Samoan characters.
From a camp, closeted member of Destiny Church who finds himself on the Enough is Enough march against the Civil Union Bill, to a butch Hamo homo who is loudly and unapologetically gay; from an anal Samoan clean freak who's annoyed that his partner's just orgasmed on their new brand new bedspread to an award winning fa'afafine artist who relishes explaining the true meaning behind her new work “Cracker Wanna Poly.”
Set against the rise of Destiny Church and incorporating the current controversy surrounding the Same Sex Marriage Bill currently before Parliament, BLACK FAGGOT is an often hilarious but always provocative piece of work from one of New Zealand's leading playwrights.
“Erotic, funny and full of machete-sharp dialogue” - Theatreview on MY NAME IS GARY COOPER
“A black comedy with brio attitude and guts” - The Listener on AT THE WAKE
“An admirable lack of waffle and self indulgence” - The New Zealand Herald on RANTERSTANTRUM
“Leaves an indelible impression” - The Dominon Post on SONS
Auckland Fringe runs from 15 February to 10 March 2013. For more Auckland Fringe information go to www.aucklandfringe.co.nz
BLACK FAGGOT plays
16th – 20th February 2013, 8:30pm (no show Sunday)
Duration: 60 minutes
Venue: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Avenue, Auckland CBD
Tickets: Adult $20, Conc $15, Group $15.
Bookings: iTicket - www.iticket.co.nz or 09 361 100009 361 1000
North Melbourne Town Hall, Rehearsal Room
Sept 28 - Oct 5 2013
Black Faggot cleaned up the Auckland Fringe development awards; winning the “Auckland Fringe Award for Best Production Theatre” and the “Auckland Arts Festival Award”. In the Melbourne Fringe Black Faggot won the "Innovation in Theatre Award " supported by Brisbane Powerhouse, which takes the show to Brisbane next year, and the "Inn ovation in Culturally Diverse Practice" supported by Kultour - Australia's national advocacy organisation committed to advancing cultural diversity in the arts. Director Victor Rodger also won the 2013 “Contemporary Artist Award” at the Creative New Zealand Arts Pasefika Awards, recognising his innovation and achievement as an artist.
NZ Festival 2014 (Wellington)
Tue 25 Feb – Sat 1 Mar 2014, 9pm
at Downstage/Hannah Playhouse
Tickets $43 - $48
from Ticketek (excludes booking fee)
Aotea Centre (Auckland)
4 – 8 March 2014 at 8pm
Herald Theatre, Aotea Centre.
Book at www.ticketmaster.co.nz or 0800 111 9990800 111 999.
Tickets are $25.00* full / $20* concession. *Service fess apply
EDINBURGH FRINGE 2014
Assembly, Roxy Upstairs
2 - 25 August, 5.30pm
Nelson Arts Festival 2014
Fri 24 & Sat 25 October, 9pm
Iaheto Ah Hi