Announcing our first production of 2018!
PAT presents, as part of Auckland Fringe and The Lantern Festival:
Written by Oliver Chong
"Human being make mistakes.
Our ancestors are human, too."
Arriving in China, Hsu Hsien is determined to shake her status as a ‘cultural orphan’. But the roots here are tangled in many secrets - where and who is truly home soil?
One of Singapore's most beloved solo shows, Roots is one woman’s quest to find her familial identity in the cultural confusion of Singapore. With parallels to New Zealand's youthful cultural identity, Roots is a universal story of the surprises and hardships in discovering who you are and what you're made of.
Roots is performed in both English and Mandarin for its New Zealand premier, with surtitles projected in both Mandarin and English.
Starring Amanda Grace Leo
Directed by Chye-Ling Huang
UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture, Howick
23 Feb, 7:30pm
24 Feb, 2pm
Q Loft, 305 Queen St
1-3 Mar, 6:30pm
Proudly Asian Theatre为您带来，
主演： Amanda Grace Leo 梁宿娴
导演：Chye-Ling Huang 黄采婈
Uxbridge Arts Centre, Howick
Loft @ Q Theatre, 305 Queen St
We are so excited to announce the online release of our 3 minute Loading Docs documentary, Asian Men Talk About Sex!
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, let alone as sexual beings. We interview 8 Asian men of different ethnicities, ages and orientations to challenge stereotypes and lift the lid on taboos.
Funny, surprising, intimate and wild - much like sex - these are their candid experiences, perspectives and stories on sex, love and dating.
A huge thanks to all our supporters on boosted, and the talented team behind the film, and especially to our incredible talent!
Let's start talking.
Fresh off the Page are a series of monthly playreadings hosted by PAT and performed at The Basement theatre. 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!
Fresh off the Page 2017 has ended for the year, we're back next year with a whole new line-up of international and local Asian plays! Check out the Fresh off the Page tab on the home bar to see what we got up to this season.
See you next year!
A Samoan prince, an Irish girl with a fiery temper and an unsuspecting duck play a part in the true stories of a young Chinese immigrant landing in New Zealand in the 70's.
The Han Chronicles tells the true story of Han Huang, Chye-Ling Huang's (PAT co-founder) Chinese Dad. Created & screenplay by Chye-Ling Huang, narrated by Han Huang, produced by TVNZ and directed by Calvin Sang, these short webisodes are a cheeky, 70's twist on the Asian New Zealand immigrant story.
Watch young Han Huang navigate his way through romance, bromance and...ducks?
Episode One, 'Duck', has launched! Watch below:
Watch Episode Two, "Glenda", below!
Proudly Asian Theatre is an Auckland based theatre company dedicated giving a voice to Asian talent in New Zealand theatre and film.
Founded in 2013 by Chye-Ling Huang and James Roque, PAT's aim is to discover and support Asian New Zealanders to tell their stories in theatre and film 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. The following year 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 short original piece Call of the Sparrows.
In 2016, PAT debuted a full length version of their award winning short with support from Auckland Live and UNITEC and funding from Creative New Zealand and Foundation North. 2017 saw the launch of event 'Fresh off the Page', monthly playreads for the public featuring Asian actors, directors and scripts from NZ and around the world.
PAT's projects also expanded to film with Asian Men Talk About Sex, a 3 minute documentary made as part of the Loading Docs platform, which won best webseries at the NZ TV awards. The Han Chronicles,a two episode webseries pilot, was made under TVNZ, telling the true story of a Chinese immigrant in 70's New Zealand.
PAT is committed to supporting the Asian storytellers of Aotearoa; get in touch if you're interested in supporting us or being involved!