21 February – 11 March, 2017
Basement Theatre, Auckland
“Hey sister why you all alone?
I’m standing out your window
Hey little sister, can I come inside, dear?”
LITTLE SISTER is a contemporary retelling of the Russian ballet Petrouchka. It follows the tragic story of an eternally sad hero desperate to be loved. An intimate show brought to life through puppetry, featuring a reimagined version of Stravinsky’s dramatic orchestral score.
Presented as a work-in-process in the Basement Theatre Performance Salon as part of Auckland Fringe Festival.
**Auckland Fringe Festival 2017: JUDGES SPECIAL COMMENDATION (Spirit of Fringe)**
“This is a brave undertaking to develop a work as the performance…it is a very rare opportunity to see the inner working of an artist’s mind in the middle of their research of making a performance. It is a brave and vulnerable task to stand in front of people and say ‘this is how I create.’…Other artists could be encouraged by this unveiling of the hidden creation process to strip away the burden of product-based performance outcomes.” – Theatreview
Read more about the development of LITTLE SISTER here.
Q Theatre, Auckland
I cannot afford
to write with the same ignorance that Whiteness has employed but
I can’t help
but look at myself
through your eyes