Hook ups are a big feature in the modern gay experience -
whether it's killing time on Grindr, searching for closeness, or
just getting off. It's an easy way to feel some sort of connection
to someone, to belong somewhere. But how are these temporary
encounters shaping out sexual identities and our growing disconnect
from each other?
These encounters from writer and Legacy Project founder Bruce
Brown aren't just about casual sex, but the disconnections behind
the search for connection. Explore modern gay hook-up culture and
how this brutal meat market may have forever changed how we
Featuring Andrew Craik, Ciarin Smith, David Capstick, Dion
Greenstreet, Lucas Haugh and Matt Smith. Written and directed by
20th - 24th SEPTEMBER, 6.30PM
HOOK-UP BOYS explores intimacy, attraction, sexual curiosity
and promiscuity between the friends, lovers and the strangers that
feature heavily in our search for some sort of connection via
hook-ups. Writer Bruce Brown is interested in uncovering the truth
behind these gay experiences in his work and discovering the ways
in which casual sex plays a part in shaping our gay sexual
We need your help in order to raise $2000 needed to pay our
cast and crew. Tickets to our week-long season on the STUDIO stage
at Basement Theatre will raise enough funds to cover our production
and publicity costs, but little else. Without your assistance our
dedicated actors go unpaid for their hard work on our show.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
You can help us achieve our funding target in two easy
steps... Step one: donate to our campaign. Any donation, big or
small, makes a huge difference in reaching our goal. And step two:
support us further by sharing our campaign out to your
Boosted is an all or nothing crowdfunding platform, which
means that if we don't reach our target, the donations are returned
to the donors and we receive nothing. It only takes 80 people
contributing $25 each to reach our target so please support us in
creating this show.
Bruce Brown has been working as both a writer and director in
theatre since graduating from Unitec's Performing Arts Bachelor
programme. He has been extensively involved with community theatre,
including directing Shakespeare's THE WINTER'S TALE (2012), April
Phillips' HOTEL (2014) and Terry Johnson's THE GRADUATE (2016) for
Ellerslie Theatre. Bruce is also the producer behind LEGACY
PROJECT, an annual queer theatre development project which he
created to provide opportunities for the LGBTI community to share
their unique Kiwi stories on stage.
Kate Barnes is the Visitor Experience manager at Q Theatre.
This is her first time co-producing. She is very excited to be
involved in a creative project and learn producing skills under the
wing of Bruce. She has always loved theatre and is also a big fan
of live music and food. Before working in theatre, Kate managed
busy restaurants and just loves working with people. She is
interested in producing more projects down the track.
5 DAYS... 25% LEFT TO GO!
17 MONTHS AGO
Here's a sneak peek from our photo shoot earlier today with all
the boys... Look out for all the flirty snaps next week!
We've just finished another very long (but super productive)
weekend rehearsing, with now only one week to go until we pack into
Basement Theatre. It's also the first time we've had the full cast
together in the rehearsal room since our read thru last month!
There's still time to help us to reach our goal, with only 25%
(or a tiny $500) more to go. We can totally achieve this within the
next 5 days so please help us to spread the word!
BRUCE & THE HOOK-UP BOYS TEAM
9 DAYS AND ONLY 32% TO GO!
18 MONTHS AGO
We've been blown away by the amazing support from everyone who has already donated and helped us to reach 68% already (and only 1% away from me being able to make a lame 69er joke!) We're on track to reach our goal and our rehearsals are rapidly progressing towards our opening night, which is literally only 13 sleeps away... YIKES! Our cast are working off script now (mostly) and have been shaping some great performances. Is it possible to be both sexy and awkward at the same time?
Our tickets are on sale so make sure you book now to avoid missing out... www.iticket.co.nz/events/2016/sep/hookup-boys#/buy-tickets
Help us to hook up our actors by sharing our Boosted campaign out to your networks! 25 more contributions of $25 and we hit our target!
BRUCE & THE HOOK-UP BOYS TEAM