We're two young Kiwis following our creative impulse and
insatiable passion for the arts.
Together we want to bring a new and exciting genre (alternative
cabaret) to the New Zealand arts scene and contribute to the
development of arts in our country. We also want to take New
Zealand works to the world, starting with Leather Lungs.
WHO ARE WE?
Jason Chasland (Writer/Performer): You'll recognise him as Andy
from Auckward Love, NZ's award winning web series. Earlier this
year he sung for Adele and performed his fifth season of his
solo show of impressions, Impostar: Who Does He Think He Is?. Jason
has performed at the Globe Theatre. The Listener describes him as
"showstopping", GayNZ as a "phenomenon" and Theatreview as
Geoffrey Bryan (Creative Director): Is a lawyer turned creative,
who's succumbed to his inner creative yearning and tossed in the
briefcase for a trunk of splendours and an oily rag! This
ex-corporate will never look back, but of course, will forever look
at the fine print.
WHAT'S AHEAD OF US IN 2018?
Auckland Pride (Feb): taking the show home for
the NZ debut for Pride, Jason performed in Pride 2017 with
Midsumma Festival (Jan): we're proud to have a
season in Victoria's premiere queer arts and cultural festival.
Adelaide Fringe (Mar): second biggest fringe in
the world after Edinburgh, where we're thrilled to have secured a
WHERE YOU CAN HELP
We're putting our money where our mouth is and funding the
majority ourselves, but producing three seasons isn't cheap, and at
this stage isn't possible. We would greatly appreciate any and all
help towards showcasing our work in NZ and OZ. It will mean that we
can seize this fantastic opportunity.
Your donation will contribute towards ensuring (not us but) our
musicians and helpers get paid, travel, design, tech, marketing and
venue hire (and showing the Aussies what us Kiwis made of).
We can't wait to share this electrifying new work with you all.
Please help us reach our goal and share this page and spread the
Your kindness in helping us follow our dreams is invaluable.
Thank you very much!
"Leather Lungs: Son of a Preacher" is a
delightfully daring cabaret about a boy turned man who crosses with
religion and fist fights with sexuality. A master of falsetto and
stiletto, Leather Lungs marries savage wit, outrageous innuendo and
alien vocal range, to arouse you into a world of amusement,
distraction and challenge. Songs include all time greats and of
course, Son of a Preacher Man.
Warning: May contain traces of nuts, (p)leather, sequins and
HOLY MOTHER MARY, THANK YOU!
8 MONTHS AGO
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