Getting to know Yaya
Posted in: Performance 2nd December 2013
In her first outing, Patrick Salmon's alter-ego Yaya has won Auckland drag to riches competition Princess 2 Queen.
Angels in America in full glory
Posted in: Performance 23rd November 2013
Angels in America is being brought to the NZ stage in its full two-parts for the first time. Silo's Shane Bosher says if you have never seen it, itâ€™s mandatory.
From Princess 2 Queen
Posted in: Performance 8th November 2013
Up and comers are tearing it up at Auckland drag competition Princess to Queen. Organiser Trinity Ice launched the event to give rising young stars a chance to strut their stuff.
Heels and fairy tales in Howick
Posted in: Performance 4th November 2013
An Auckland theatre company is ending its 60th season with a Cinderella pantomime staring a 6'6" Samoan drag queen - and that's without the heels.
Laughter and tears at Jenden tribute show
Almost three hundred people packed into Wellington's Circa Theatre this afternoon to watch and perform a tribute to the late gay composer, writer, choreographer and designer Paul Jenden.
(Not just) Another Dead Fag
Posted in: Performance 29th October 2013
The suicide of a gay teenager will be tackled head on in the provocatively named Another Dead Fag, which plays in Auckland this week.
The new queens on the block
Posted in: Performance 17th October 2013
Mario Faumui says his Tempo Dance Festival piece Fine Fitale is all about breaking boundaries, and bringing through a new generation of queens in the heel steps of our local legends.
Val Smith's Circle in Box
Posted in: Performance 15th October 2013
Genderqueer performer Val Smith is bringing Circle in Box to Tempo Dance Festival. It mourns the construct of the circle as a ritual space for community transformation.
Dance: Putting the sexy back in gay
Posted in: Performance 11th October 2013
'Same same, but different' mastermind Edward Clendon says it stems from â€˜fatigue of heternormativityâ€™ and a desire to portray our sexuality in a raw and real way.
In Tempo: GLBTI highlights
Posted in: Performance 7th October 2013
Aucklandâ€™s Tempo Dance Festival has a range of GLBTI-interest performances ready to roll, including a sexy â€˜girl-on-girl, guy-on-guy circus-dance cabaretâ€™.
Tama Ma - Masculinity and femininity
Posted in: Performance 26th September 2013
Did you miss Okareka Dance Company's very first show, Tama Ma - or maybe you want to re-live the story? You can now watch a recording of the full show.
Review: La Cage Aux Folles in Queenstown
Posted in: Performance 1st September 2013
Thirty years on from its Broadway debut La Cage can still be fun in the hands of a cast with a range of talents and a sense of cheerful glam and pizazz!
Review: Ward as Crisp is spot on
Posted in: Performance 22nd August 2013
Resident Alien at Auckland's Basement Studio is a seamless and powerful blending of subject, author, actor and setting.
Posted in: Performance 16th August 2013
Auckland theatre stalwart Roy Ward is having fun transforming himself into Quentin Crisp, bringing the divisive gay eccentric to stage in his nonagenarian glory. Itâ€™s plenty of fun, Ward says, and also a part of our history.
Trans Tasmin: Rally needed to hit target
Posted in: Performance 10th August 2013
With just a day to go, a Christchurch man still needs to raise just under half the funds he needs to progress a planned play looking at what it's like being transgender in New Zealand.