Orientation

Q Theatre 2018, winner most original production,

shortlisted for the adam play award

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A hot mess of sexual stereotypes, no Asian man is left un-turned in Mei’s quest to root herself back to her roots. When a shock event leaves her questioning everything about love, Chinese-Pakeha Mei dives ferociously back into the dating game. A film star from Singapore, an Indian Taika Waititi and the Asian answer to Channing Tatum lift the sheets on how sex and race collide in little old New Zealand, where Asianess is both fetishized and feared.

An ensemble of the sexiest storytellers from the Asian diaspora play out your wildest dreams and cringiest tropes as Mei learns that love is simple, but race is not.

SUPPORTED by CREATIVE NEW ZEALAND, FOUNDATION NORTH, 

UNITEC AND THE CHINESE POLL TAX HERITAGE TRUST FUND.

 


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Written and directed by Chye-Ling Huang

Starring Kyle Chuen, Natasha Daniel, Marwin Silerio, Eugene Yao, Mayen Mehta

Produced by Kelly Gilbride with Nahyeon Lee, Lighting: Ruby Reihana-Wilson

Production design and costume: Micheal McCabe

Sound design: Emi Pogoni

Poster design: Lindsay Yee.

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Reviews

“...a coming-of-age for Asian theatre. Bluntly sexy, chock-full of contemporary name-drops and pop-culture references, it's both a bold assertion of Asian women as sex sirens and a renunciation. It's a raw, uncomfortable and ultimately moving work showcasing talents who deserve more time on our stages."  - NZ Herald