- Written and directed by Chye-Ling Huang
- 5 - 15 Sept
- Q Theatre Loft
Production & Costume Design – Michael McCabe
Lighting Design – Ruby Reihana-Wilson
Music Direction – Emi Pogoni
Proudly Asian Theatre and Q Matchbox
What do Jackie Chan, Steven Yuen, and Raybon Kan have in common?
They’re all on Mei’s list of eligible men to tap, gap, or tie down.
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-Pākehā 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 fetishised and feared.
An ensemble of the sexiest storytellers from the Asian diaspora play out your wildest dreams and cringiest tropes as Mei uncovers that love is simple but race is not. A hot mess where love and race clash in Aotearoa, Chye-Ling Huang's Adam Award shortlisted play premieres at Q Loft during NZ Theatre Month.
Huang says, "I wanted to explore how sexualized and desexualised tropes of Asian people in western cultures impacts on sex, love and dating. It's an irreverent way of diving into the confronting questions I often encounter in my own dating experience.
|Wed 5 Sept||7.45pm||Q Theatre Loft||Auckland|
|Thu 6 Sept||7.45pm||Q Theatre Loft||Auckland|
|Fri 7 Sept||7.45pm||Q Theatre Loft||Auckland|
|Sat 8 Sept||7.45pm||Q Theatre Loft||Auckland|
|Tue 11 Sept||7.45pm||Q Theatre Loft||Auckland|
|Wed 12 Sept||7.45pm||Q Theatre Loft||Auckland|
|Thu 13 Sept||7.45pm||Q Theatre Loft||Auckland|
|Fri 14 Sept||7.45pm||Q Theatre Loft||Auckland|
|Sat 15 Sept||7.45pm||Q Theatre Loft||Auckland|
Shortlisted for the Adam Play Award 2018,
Winner of the Asian Ink Workshop 2017