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Munted
a new Documentary Theatre Project
presented by Bare Hunt Collective

at The Basement Studio, Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
From 24 Jan 2012 to 28 Jan 2012

Reviewed by Matt Baker, 5 Dec 2012
originally published in Theatre Scenes - Auckland Theatre Blog

From Liz Carpenter and Alana Kelly's poster design to the un-credited set design in performance, the teacup motif in Munted is both an accurate and elegant metaphor for the fragility and communal aspects of life surrounding the February earthquake. It is also brilliantly used in breaking the fourth wall the moment the audience enters the performance space, which consequently enriches the experience of this documentary theatre piece.*

Head writer, performer, Toi Whakaari graduate, and one half of Bare Hunt Collective; Victoria Abbott, has overseen a level-headed script, which avoids over sentimentalising the stories at heart and confines the verbatim dialogue into appropriately timed segments with respect to their content. Abbott is also a flawless performer, who emanates characters with simple yet full idiosyncrasies and never misses a beat. [More
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