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 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!
Our October read is a big one, we're excited to announce:
A mysterious older woman receives some life changing mail from a french concierge, three young friends enter a circle where time stops, an 'interested man' goes way too far on a date and a young mum spits fire about her secret thoughts.
Come join us for a wild night of hilarity and heartbreak as we showcase the freshest new scripts from emerging Asian writers in New Zealand and beyond. Ten newcomers share scenes from their works in progress as we get a sneak preview of what's cooking for Asian writers, right now!
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.
A Samoan prince, 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.
Watch young Han Huang navigate his way through romance, bromance and...ducks?
Episode One, "Duck", has launched! Watch below:
The Han Chronicles is the true stories of Han Huang, Chye-Ling Huang's (PAT co-founder) Chinese Dad. Written by Chye-Ling, narrated by Han, 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 Episode Two, "Glenda", below!