We are asking for support to premiere a new New Zealand work,
Bubblelands. The show has confirmed seasons at
Auckland's Basement Theatre 25-29 August and Wellington's BATS
Theatre 13-17 October, with plans for future national or
international touring. It's a whimsical physical comedy with two
fish in a tank.
The majority of our cast and crew members are Asian, but we
don't want this to be seen as a cultural/Asian play. We're just
people creating great physical theatre. Your donation will be an
encouragement, allowing us to move away from playing stereotypes on
stage and in mainstream media. This is an opportunity for us to
push the boundaries... and play fish.
Rehearsals are now underway. Your money will go towards touring
and production costs to bring both seasons of this play to life.
This also means our cast and crew might have a good chance of being
paid at the end of the season.
Bubblelands is an existentialist physical tragicomedy, which
aims to entertain and delight while touching on issues of ecology,
humaneness, and spirituality.
The premise: In the fishtank of a Chinese restaurant, a bluecod
waits. She doesn't remember how she got there, or what she was
doing before. But the arrival of a big, bold and beautiful crayfish
starts to jog her out of her haze. Soon, one of them will be Chosen
and neither can wait. But there's so much to explore in their
metre-long tank... and wait - could this be love - or just
Two actors (Benjamin Teh and Hweiling Ow) in over-the-top fish
costumes, interacting in the confined but revealing space of a
fishtank. Do fish think? Can they feel?
Written by award-winning playwright Renee Liang (Lantern, Under
the Same Moon, The Bone Feeder) and directed by Amanda Grace Leo,
this existentialist tragicomedy will entertain while also informing
you about marine ecology, climate change and -er- the weird sexual
habits of fish.
30 MONTHS AGO
For all our supporters, we'd like to give you the first look at
our filming blunders behind the scenes of our campaign video.
Thank you very much for believing in us so far.
30 MONTHS AGO
As promised here is another fishy reveal. Sarah Burren our talented costume designer is painstakingly making sure every sequin is perfectly stitched in time for our opening night in Auckland.
If you make it to The Basement to watch Bubblelands, beware the cod's got an eye on you.