Does race play a factor when you're on Tinder, checking someone out on the streets or trying to get lucky on a Saturday night?
Meet our friends and family members. They're Asian dudes. They have sex. They think about sex. They're talking about sex on camera.
Why? Sex is a wild, intimate, awkward and universal experience that has been stolen from Asian men on our screens. Whether it be the nerdy best friend, silent kung-fu master or the tech wiz of the office, Asian men are desexualized at every turn - it's rare to see Asian men on screen just being themselves.
Proudly Asian Theatre are excited to be making a Loading Docs short documentary called Asian Men Talk About Sex. We are delving deep and talking dirty with Asian Men in New Zealand to flip the script. These are their experiences, perspectives and stories on sex and dating.
It's funny, wild, intimate and a little bit awkward - much like sex.
Coming soon in August 2017.
Fresh off the Page are a series of monthly playreadings hosted by PAT and The Basement thetare. Featuring Asian casts, directors and playwrights from around the world, we bring you the freshest contemporary scripts and the hottest new talent, with hot drinks and nibbles to get the conversation flowing - all for FREE!
Announcing our fresh script for July:
"The artist wants to perish in his line of work. The artist wants to die with grandeur. How un-heroic. How absurd. The actor was dying all along. What have we done to let that happen to us?"
Conflict Circle is Singaporean playwright Ellison Tan's foray into the absurd. A young playwright prodigy with three professional productions under her belt, Conflict Circle challenges the nature of theatre and the futility and absurdity of performance as three actors find themselves in the roles of a director, a stage manager and an usher.
Conflict Circle will premiere in 2019, as part of Singapore theatre company The Necessary Stage's platform, The Orange Production. The Orange Production is an exploratory platform where the company collaborates with new, emerging artists on smaller, portable works staged in a black box theatre. Join us and give feedback on this work as it debuts in NZ in our free reading!
Proudly Asian Theatre is an Auckland based theatre company dedicated to giving a voice to Asian theatre artists in New Zealand.
Founded in 2013 by Chye-Ling Huang and James Roque, PAT's aim is to support Asian New Zealanders to tell their stories in theatre and to inspire the growth of diverse new contemporary works in the New Zealand theatrical landscape.
In 2013, PAT presented the first New Zealand production of David Henry Hwang's Obie Award winning play FOB at The Basement. In 2014 PAT produced a sold-out, extra show added season of Renee Liang's Lantern at The Musgrove as part of the 2014 Auckland Lantern Festival. Later in the year, they took home four awards including Best Independent Theatre Company and Best Director at the 2014 Short+Sweet Festival for their piece Call of the Sparrows. In 2016, they debuted a full length version of their award winning short with help from Auckland Live, Creative New Zealand, Foundation North and UNITEC.
PAT's projects expanded to film in 2017 with Asian Men Talk About Sex, a 3 minute documentary, was chosen to be made as part of the Loading Docs initiative.