They've taken our land, kidnapped our young, slaughtered our
kind and sold the remains...
Deep in the rural south of New Zealand, the animals of James
Cook Farm have had enough of their colonisers. A crack of thunder
in the distance. The revolution is coming.
ANIMAL explores the cycle of oppression and
marginalisation, and radicalisation, and hypothesises on the best
way forward in a politically divided world. For us,
creative work needs to play a vital role in addressing these
issues. We're seeking to be a part of this conversation.
Through re-telling the infamous and powerful work of George
Orwell's Animal Farm, we hope to shine a light on our
country's own relationship with marginalisation.
We are Harriett Maire and Arlo Green. We're combining our
storytelling skills and our personal experiences with
marginalisation to bring this contemporary piece of work to
Auckland audiences. ANIMAL is a punchy 90 minute show,
which will be staged at the Basement Theatre from 22 - 26 October.
We're working in collaboration with University of Auckland's Stray
Theatre Company, and have an exciting, dynamic and ridiculously
talented cast of 22 actors to tell this sordid story. We're all
excited about this piece, and can't wait to share it with you.
However, plays cost money. In order to put this on upstairs at
the Basement, we're going to need some help. Because of our large
cast number, we have had to limit the amount of audience members
per night. And because we can't rely on our small audience capacity
to cover the costs of putting on the play, that's where you come
The funds raised from this Boosted campaign will pay
- High quality lighting design
- Professional fight choreography
- High quality costumes, set & props
Having a successful Boosted also means we can cover the costs of
involvement for our cast and crew, meaning no individual has to
work to a personal loss to be involved.
We have an incredible cast of twenty-two, who are listed below:
TYLER KOKIRI WILSON
MUHAMMAD (MOMO) NADIR
We have such a passionate, brilliant team backing this project.
We want to tell this story in the right way. Please help us in
bringing it to life.
See you at the revolution.
Auckland - The Studio at the Basement Theatre
22 - 26 October 2019
Please note this show contains references to abuse and gun