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Written by Tom Minter, AMERICA REX is a call for a
return to indigenous ways of knowing and belonging, in a world
crisscrossed by tensions of power, politics and
This production, located in context of the ever-changing and
growing cosmos, boasts a diverse twelve-strong New Zealand cast and
an ingenious team of creatives including artists of Māori, Samoan,
Greek, Zimbabwean, Jamaican, African-American, Lebanese, Colombian,
Singaporean, Chinese, Sri Lankan, Indian, British and American
The purpose of this development season is to create and stimulate
conversation, showcase NZ talent and highlight our cross-cultural
collaboration with America. It will enable us to document and
create marketing collateral for future seasons and tours, and
generate interest from potential producers and buyers of this work.
Your support and contribution will help lift America Rex off the
page to the stage.
This development showing will offer a glimpse into the production,
bringing together a range of different creatives and huge cast. The
showing will reflect the influence of dance, AV design, technology,
lighting, design and sound.
After close to two years of trans-Atlantic conversations and a
staged reading at the end of 2017, AMERICA REX deserves the very
best to ensure that this work is supported. As we arrive at the
development process, we require $10,000 to get this work on its
feet for our presentation in August.
Your support ensures we can get the full performance and creative
team together in Auckland, and then pack us into TAPAC, The
Performance Arts Centre. Your generous donations will ensure that
we have the capability to share this story with the world, and
showcase the diversity of New Zealand's creatives - something that
is vitally needed and sorely wanted.
Committed to telling our stories together, the kaupapa (purpose)
of JK Productions He Korero Ngā Tahi is to make sure that diverse
creatives in Aotearoa are supported to create works that traverse
and transgress traditional boundaries.
Drawing upon the combined creativity of visual artist Jimmy James
Kouratoras and writer/director, Dione Joseph, JK Productions brings
a diverse New Zealand cast to African-American playwright, Tom
Minter's, contemporary epic drama.
This is a story that shines a light on the talent, brilliance and
beauty of Aotearoa's diverse creatives.
Tom Minter WRITER
Dione Joseph DIRECTOR, CO-FOUNDER OF JK PRODUCTIONS: HE KORERO NGĀ
Jimmy James Kouratoras SET DESIGN, CO-FOUNDER OF JK PRODUCTIONS:
HE KORERO NGĀ TAHI
Ahi Karunaharan PRODUCER
Joe Mardin ORIGINAL MUSIC
Otis Donovan Herring CHOREOGRAPHER and MOVEMENT
Amber Molloy LIGHTING AND AV DESIGN
Makanaka Tuwe COSTUME
Alistair Kwun PARTNERSHIP AND SPONSORSHIP
Natascha Diaz PRODUCTION MANAGER
FEATURING Graham Vincent, Sandra Zvenyika, James Maeva, David
Capstick, Mel Odedra, Kacie Stetson, Carl Drake, Ruth
Wynne-Capstick, Mustaq Missouri, Joseph Wycoff, Junior Mimiosa and
Eva Maria Ghannam.