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Young and Hungry 2013 - Dragonlore & Atlas


Tue 8 Oct 2013, 7:00pm
Wed 9 Oct 2013, 7:00pm
Thu 10 Oct 2013, 7:00pm
Fri 11 Oct 2013, 7:00pm
Sat 12 Oct 2013, 7:00pm

Where: Basement Theatre, Lower Greys Avenue, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • ONE SHOW: $20.00
  • BOTH SHOWS (under 25): $25.00
  • BOTH SHOWS: $30.00
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: Elephant Publicity

Discovering Tomorrow’s Theatre Makers:
the Basement Shows Off Auckland’s Newest Talent

Y&H gives up-and-coming young performers and production crews between 15 - 25 years old the chance to participate in a professionally-mentored season of exciting, new New Zealand plays.

Produced in association with the Young and Hungry Arts Trust, The Basement presents the fourth year of Auckland's Y&H festival, nurturing and celebrating our undiscovered talent.

This year's plays, Dragonlore and Atlas/Mountains/Dead Butterflies have been written by Auckland's Nic Sampson (Bombs Away, Megachristmas) and Joseph Harper (Honey, Bikes I’ve Owned Versus Girls I’ve Fallen In Love With) respectively. Although vastly different in style and genre both explore the responsibility of being young - the pressure of having the time of your life and saving the world all at once.

Their works will be helmed by this year’s directing talents; Curtis Vowell (Fantail) and the team of Amelia Reid (Shortland St) and Shadon Meredith (Goodbye My Felini, Le Tonu).

Dragonlore by Nic Sampson
Time 7pm
Directed by Curtis Vowell (Fantail)
A brief introduction to the world of LARPing (Live Action Role Playing);
Step 1: Go to the woods. Or your parent’s farm. Or somewhere with at least one tree. Step 2: Dress up as your favorite wizard, goblin, half-cat half-person. Step 3: Get into character….what does your half-cat half-person sound like? What are their dreams? Fears? Thoughts on local Government? Step 4: Fight each other with foam sticks. Step 5: Let your imagination run wild!

Dragonlore is a bitter-sweet comedy set in the (mostly) unknown and oft-scorned world of LARPing. But when you really think about it, cricket is a weird game too.

Atlas/mountains/dead Butterflies by Joseph Harper
Time 8.30pm
Directed by Amelia Reid and Shadon Meredith (Goodbye My Felini)
Rhys and Phoebe live together at 10 Stencil Terrace, where their tap is dripping. Rhys wants to do something. Phoebe doesn’t. Together and apart, they’re shaken into action/inaction as Atlas buckles under the weight of the world. Activists, statues, plumbers, and hundreds of millions of dead butterflies fall into their lives as they wait for it to snow, and the taps go drip, drip, drip.

The Young & Hungry Arts Trust, ASB Community Trust & The Lion Foundation.

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