A weaboo baker, a dysfunctional Pacific family, a gay rugby
player and a k-pop dance group all come together to form the
perfect recipe for a beautiful disaster that explores love,
language and loss.
Odd Daphne is an original community stage play supported by The
Mental Health Foundation that challenges traditional Pacific
attitudes towards mental wellness. It gives insight into depression
within a contemporary Pacific context.
Specifically, the story looks at alofa/love and its varying
cultural and generational attitudes. It also looks at
representation of the LGBTQI community within a Pacific and rugby
culture framework. It showcases the amalgamation of the Japanese /
Asian Pop Culture community and Pacific youth culture reflecting
the complexities of Pacific identity and how that affects mental
This piece of theatre does not aim to quickly "fix" this problem
but hopes to encourage the Pacific community to start having these
conversations safely and to raise awareness to services and tools
that are available.
The Odd Daphne cast and crew are a mix of theatre practitioners,
filmakers, community leaders, mental health nurses as well as
family and friends who are supporters of the cause.
The show is not produced by an established theatre company or
collective but a community of believers. In saying this, despite
being a mixed bag of experiences we want to tell a QUALITY story
that connects to various communities.
Odd Daphne will be a breakthrough of theatre that aims to touch
the lives of many people through it's artistic flair and personal
Your donations will go towards various costs of the play
including travel costs, catering, prop and set design, costumes,
and hiring costs.
Odd Daphne is much more than a show to us and we welcome any
assistance or conversations of any kind, whether that be some sort
of partnership/alignment or any other form of donation - please get
in contact : firstname.lastname@example.org
COME TO THE SHOW
March 6th - 9th 2019
Mangere Arts Centre
SPECIAL THANKS TO CURRENT SUPPORTERS
We have been honoured to be the recipients of the Like
Minds, Like Mine grant under the Mental Health
Foundation which has helped us pay for our venue and source
some of our props and catering. We have also been lucky enough to
work alongside Karen Kay Managment who
has acted as a professional guide and a believer in our work!
THANK YOU! Fa'afetai tele lava!
- ODD DAPHNE CAST + CREW