Coming out in Auckland in the early 80s, Andrea Kelland stumbled
into a world of lipstick lesbians and stone dykes.
But as a single woman with a young son, at a time when the
presence of "boy children" at womyn-loving-womyn events was hotly
debated, she wasn't always welcomed with open arms.
Despite this, as Andrea hilariously reveals in her new one-woman
show Random Shagger, she still saw her fair share of action.
A one-hour riot of sex, drugs, song, mime and gallows humour,
Random Shagger celebrates how far we've come with five real-life
LGBT+ New Zealand stories spanning WWI to today.
The show is written but we need your support to pay Deb Filler the
Director. Deb is a fair dinkum character, voice, comic and music
artist and a writer, teacher, producer and director. Her solo shows
'I Lost It in Kiev', 'Filler Up' and 'Punch Me in the Stomach' have
toured the world to critical acclaim. Deb performed as Celia in
'Talking Heads' (Alan Bennett) 'Death of a Salesman' (Arthur
Miller) and has a lead in a TV series coming out on FX US
Theatres she's worked in include Lookingglass Theatre Company
Chicago, the New York Theatre Workshop, The Drillhall London,
Auckland Theatre Company, Belvoir Street Company B Sydney, Anthill
Theatre, George Fairfax Theatre, Melbourne, Centaur Theatre,
Buddies in Bad Times and the Factory Theatre Canada. A long time
guest teacher in the theatre department at Brown University and at
Humber College's program for comedy writers, she loves to coach and
Deb has directed Andrea in two short skits for performance at
Tiny Theatre. Her specialty is character-based comedy, and with her
help Andrea will bring to life 20 characters for her show Random
Andrea Kelland has been a Casting Director for 20 years, 12 of
those at Shortland Street. Career highlights include performing
skit-based comedy in Speakeasy with Thomas Sainsbury, member of
Fanny Business, Bandana and The Velvet Vipers, and performing
feminist theatre in the 80s and 90s.
Hilz King specialises in Janis Joplin-style raunchy songs, and
has been beloved of the gay community since being Artist in
Residence at The Alexandra Tavern in the 80s. She will punctate
Random Shagger with her fabulous renditions of the soulful, gutsy
songs of our time.
Thanks for helping to bring these stories to life!
Don't miss it!
Written & performed by Andrea Kelland
Music performed by Hilz King
Directed by Deb Filler
Tiny Theatre, Garnet Station
2-11 February 2018
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2 WEEKS AGO
This is a clip of the Skype session which we had with Deb to put the Video up on the Boosted page. You can see how inspiring and creative she is and why we want her to Direct us!!!
Love Andrea, Hilz and Deb
Random Shagger Needs Direction
3 WEEKS AGO
Exciting news! Random Shagger Boosted Campaign now up to 70%
thanks to all of you you have helped get us this far!!!
love Andrea, Hilz and Debxxx
Random Shagger Needs Direction
4 WEEKS AGO
Amazing Response to our Random Shagger Boosted Campaign!!!
Now up to 37% in just 6 Days!!!
Thanks so much to lovely friends for your response!!!
Andrea, Hilz & Deb