Page 1

*Figures from 2017

Top up your ticket purchase, visit bats.co.nz/donate or contact us directly to find out more

For more information about the festival and a full programme of shows and events, please visit kiamaufestival.org.

Call (04) 802 4176 and speak to Waren or email waren@bats.co.nz

‘Vital and exciting…the country’s best annual celebration of theatre.’ Pantograph Punch

GIVE TODAY!

SHOWS

PERFORMANCES

130

638

diverse productions staged in our theatre

presented across 3 stages

performance makers supported and developed

people came to see a show at BATS

32,183

Whānau, friends and communities across the Wellington region are invited to join us in sharing contemporary performance and knowledge from an indigenous worldview. Now in its fourth year, Kia Mau Festival is a unique and vital cultural celebration, led by Wellington’s own Māori and Pasifika theatre and dance companies. The festival takes place around Wellington venues from 1-16 June, with BATS hosting seven shows from 5-16 June.

A big thanks to everyone who has made a contribution!

JUNE - AUG 2018

GUANO 89 For sweet tunes & entertainment listen to RadioActive Guano is distributed by the total pros at Phantom Guano 89 was printed by the lovely folks at Service Printers

Kia ora koutou katoa! Ka mihi ki ngā uri o te rohe nei, ratou e noho ana ki runga i te whenua o te upoko o te ika. E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa.

1,042

AUDIENCE

ARTISTS

KIA MAU RETURNS TO BATS!

Your gift makes a real difference to us and our community. Over the past year, we have supported:

He Kura E Huna Ana, 12-16 June

BATS is a charity that relies on partnerships and our generous community to ensure our doors stay open for our artists and audiences. Each year we have to raise $20,000 in donations to support our business.

Massive hugs to all of our current sponsors Lots of aroha to our core funders

BATS THEATRE NA NA NA NA NA BATMAP! FAQs Q: How early should I arrive before a show? A: We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the show so you can collect your tickets from the Box Office and grab a drink from Lumen Bar!

This June, we’re excited to welcome back the Kia Mau Festival to BATS. We’re pretty chuffed that we get to host such a vital festival to celebrate Māori and Pasifika theatre. Dance, fables and family stories will be gracing our stages, so mark your calendar.

EVENT HIRE AT BATS

You could hire BATS Theatre! Hold your workshop, seminar, launch party or special event in one of BATS’ unique spaces.

Q: How do I book tickets? A: Head to bats.co.nz to book tickets online or call our Box Office on (04) 802 4175 after 5pm. If you prefer to keep things a bit fast and loose, rock up to the Box Office on the night, as we often have last minute door sales available.

The winter months won’t seem so daunting knowing that BATS has a bill of comedy, drag, dance and improv. Chris Parker will be here talking blokes, brews & banter (aka gays, Fanta & “masculinity”). We also have the impressive company Blindful coming from Oz, challenging artists to perform blindfolded.

Q: Do you have wheelchair accessibility?

email bats@bats.co.nz

to find out more about rates, dates and what we offer.

A: BATS has a stairclimber for access to and from The Heyday Dome and The Studio. BATS staff are trained in operating the device but to ensure two trained staff are available to assist, please provide 24 hours notice. The Propeller Stage is on the ground floor and has 3 movable seats that can be taken out to provide wheelchair spaces. Please let us know by 4.30pm on the day of your show if you require a wheelchair space.

Snuggle up with a cosy jumper, a drink from Lumen Bar and with your lovely BATS community. We can’t wait to see you! Love, BATS xxx

WE’RE ON THE INNUHNET

GUANO 89 COVER ARTIST Rebekah Bakker Rebekah is a Wellington-based Applied Arts student at Te Kāhui Auaha. When she’s not taking photographs, you can find her propping up the BATS bar as one of our friendly front of house staff. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her work: @rebekah_bakker_photography

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz

BATSTheatre

@BATS_Theatre

@bats_theatre


Call (04) 802 4176 and speak to Waren or email waren@bats.co.nz

‘Vital and exciting…the country’s best annual celebration of theatre.’ Pantograph Punch

Top up your ticket purchase, visit bats.co.nz/donate or contact us directly to find out more

For more information about the festival and a full programme of shows and events, please visit kiamaufestival.org.

GIVE TODAY!

presented across 3 stages

diverse productions staged in our theatre *Figures from 2017

people came to see a show at BATS

Whānau, friends and communities across the Wellington region are invited to join us in sharing contemporary performance and knowledge from an indigenous worldview.

638

130

PERFORMANCES

SHOWS

performance makers supported and developed

1,042

32,183

ARTISTS

AUDIENCE

Your gift makes a real difference to us and our community. Over the past year, we have supported:

Now in its fourth year, Kia Mau Festival is a unique and vital cultural celebration, led by Wellington’s own Māori and Pasifika theatre and dance companies. The festival takes place around Wellington venues from 1-16 June, with BATS hosting seven shows from 5-16 June.

A big thanks to everyone who has made a contribution!

JUNE - AUG 2018

GUANO 89 For sweet tunes & entertainment listen to RadioActive Guano is distributed by the total pros at Phantom Guano 89 was printed by the lovely folks at Service Printers

Kia ora koutou katoa! Ka mihi ki ngā uri o te rohe nei, ratou e noho ana ki runga i te whenua o te upoko o te ika. E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa.

KIA MAU RETURNS TO BATS! He Kura E Huna Ana, 12-16 June

Massive hugs to all of our current sponsors

BATS is a charity that relies on partnerships and our generous community to ensure our doors stay open for our artists and audiences. Each year we have to raise $20,000 in donations to support our business.

Lots of aroha to our core funders

BATS THEATRE NA NA NA NA NA BATMAP! FAQs Q: How early should I arrive before a show?

This June, we’re excited to welcome back the Kia Mau Festival to BATS. We’re pretty chuffed that we get to host such a vital festival to celebrate Māori and Pasifika theatre. Dance, fables and family stories will be gracing our stages, so mark your calendar. The winter months won’t seem so daunting knowing that BATS has a bill of comedy, drag, dance and improv. Chris Parker will be here talking blokes, brews & banter (aka gays, Fanta & “masculinity”). We also have the impressive company Blindful coming from Oz, challenging artists to perform blindfolded. Snuggle up with a cosy jumper, a drink from Lumen Bar and with your lovely BATS community. We can’t wait to see you! Love, BATS xxx GUANO 89 COVER ARTIST Rebekah Bakker Rebekah is a Wellington-based Applied Arts student at Te Kāhui Auaha. When she’s not taking photographs, you can find her propping up the BATS bar as one of our friendly front of house staff. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her work: @rebekah_bakker_photography

A: We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the show so you can collect your tickets from the Box Office and grab a drink from Lumen Bar!

EVENT HIRE AT BATS

You could hire BATS Theatre! Hold your workshop, seminar, launch party or special event in one of BATS’ unique spaces.

Q: How do I book tickets? A: Head to bats.co.nz to book tickets online or call our Box Office on (04) 802 4175 after 5pm. If you prefer to keep things a bit fast and loose, rock up to the Box Office on the night, as we often have last minute door sales available. Q: Do you have wheelchair accessibility? A: BATS has a stairclimber for access to and from The Heyday Dome and The Studio. BATS staff are trained in operating the device but to ensure two trained staff are available to assist, please provide 24 hours notice. The Propeller Stage is on the ground floor and has 3 movable seats that can be taken out to provide wheelchair spaces. Please let us know by 4.30pm on the day of your show if you require a wheelchair space.

WE’RE ON THE INNUHNET @bats_theatre

@BATS_Theatre

BATSTheatre

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz

email bats@bats.co.nz

to find out more about rates, dates and what we offer.


*Figures from 2017

Top up your ticket purchase, visit bats.co.nz/donate or contact us directly to find out more

For more information about the festival and a full programme of shows and events, please visit kiamaufestival.org.

Call (04) 802 4176 and speak to Waren or email waren@bats.co.nz

‘Vital and exciting…the country’s best annual celebration of theatre.’ Pantograph Punch

GIVE TODAY!

SHOWS

PERFORMANCES

130

638

diverse productions staged in our theatre

presented across 3 stages

performance makers supported and developed

people came to see a show at BATS

32,183

Whānau, friends and communities across the Wellington region are invited to join us in sharing contemporary performance and knowledge from an indigenous worldview. Now in its fourth year, Kia Mau Festival is a unique and vital cultural celebration, led by Wellington’s own Māori and Pasifika theatre and dance companies. The festival takes place around Wellington venues from 1-16 June, with BATS hosting seven shows from 5-16 June.

A big thanks to everyone who has made a contribution!

JUNE - AUG 2018

GUANO 89 For sweet tunes & entertainment listen to RadioActive Guano is distributed by the total pros at Phantom Guano 89 was printed by the lovely folks at Service Printers

Kia ora koutou katoa! Ka mihi ki ngā uri o te rohe nei, ratou e noho ana ki runga i te whenua o te upoko o te ika. E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa.

1,042

AUDIENCE

ARTISTS

KIA MAU RETURNS TO BATS!

Your gift makes a real difference to us and our community. Over the past year, we have supported:

He Kura E Huna Ana, 12-16 June

BATS is a charity that relies on partnerships and our generous community to ensure our doors stay open for our artists and audiences. Each year we have to raise $20,000 in donations to support our business.

Massive hugs to all of our current sponsors Lots of aroha to our core funders

BATS THEATRE NA NA NA NA NA BATMAP! FAQs Q: How early should I arrive before a show? A: We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the show so you can collect your tickets from the Box Office and grab a drink from Lumen Bar!

This June, we’re excited to welcome back the Kia Mau Festival to BATS. We’re pretty chuffed that we get to host such a vital festival to celebrate Māori and Pasifika theatre. Dance, fables and family stories will be gracing our stages, so mark your calendar.

EVENT HIRE AT BATS

You could hire BATS Theatre! Hold your workshop, seminar, launch party or special event in one of BATS’ unique spaces.

Q: How do I book tickets? A: Head to bats.co.nz to book tickets online or call our Box Office on (04) 802 4175 after 5pm. If you prefer to keep things a bit fast and loose, rock up to the Box Office on the night, as we often have last minute door sales available.

The winter months won’t seem so daunting knowing that BATS has a bill of comedy, drag, dance and improv. Chris Parker will be here talking blokes, brews & banter (aka gays, Fanta & “masculinity”). We also have the impressive company Blindful coming from Oz, challenging artists to perform blindfolded.

Q: Do you have wheelchair accessibility?

email bats@bats.co.nz

to find out more about rates, dates and what we offer.

A: BATS has a stairclimber for access to and from The Heyday Dome and The Studio. BATS staff are trained in operating the device but to ensure two trained staff are available to assist, please provide 24 hours notice. The Propeller Stage is on the ground floor and has 3 movable seats that can be taken out to provide wheelchair spaces. Please let us know by 4.30pm on the day of your show if you require a wheelchair space.

Snuggle up with a cosy jumper, a drink from Lumen Bar and with your lovely BATS community. We can’t wait to see you! Love, BATS xxx

WE’RE ON THE INNUHNET

GUANO 89 COVER ARTIST Rebekah Bakker Rebekah is a Wellington-based Applied Arts student at Te Kāhui Auaha. When she’s not taking photographs, you can find her propping up the BATS bar as one of our friendly front of house staff. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her work: @rebekah_bakker_photography

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz

BATSTheatre

@BATS_Theatre

@bats_theatre


*Figures from 2017

Top up your ticket purchase, visit bats.co.nz/donate or contact us directly to find out more

For more information about the festival and a full programme of shows and events, please visit kiamaufestival.org.

Call (04) 802 4176 and speak to Waren or email waren@bats.co.nz

‘Vital and exciting…the country’s best annual celebration of theatre.’ Pantograph Punch

GIVE TODAY!

SHOWS

PERFORMANCES

130

638

diverse productions staged in our theatre

presented across 3 stages

performance makers supported and developed

people came to see a show at BATS

32,183

Whānau, friends and communities across the Wellington region are invited to join us in sharing contemporary performance and knowledge from an indigenous worldview. Now in its fourth year, Kia Mau Festival is a unique and vital cultural celebration, led by Wellington’s own Māori and Pasifika theatre and dance companies. The festival takes place around Wellington venues from 1-16 June, with BATS hosting seven shows from 5-16 June.

A big thanks to everyone who has made a contribution!

JUNE - AUG 2018

GUANO 89 For sweet tunes & entertainment listen to RadioActive Guano is distributed by the total pros at Phantom Guano 89 was printed by the lovely folks at Service Printers

Kia ora koutou katoa! Ka mihi ki ngā uri o te rohe nei, ratou e noho ana ki runga i te whenua o te upoko o te ika. E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa.

1,042

AUDIENCE

ARTISTS

KIA MAU RETURNS TO BATS!

Your gift makes a real difference to us and our community. Over the past year, we have supported:

He Kura E Huna Ana, 12-16 June

BATS is a charity that relies on partnerships and our generous community to ensure our doors stay open for our artists and audiences. Each year we have to raise $20,000 in donations to support our business.

Massive hugs to all of our current sponsors Lots of aroha to our core funders

BATS THEATRE NA NA NA NA NA BATMAP! FAQs Q: How early should I arrive before a show? A: We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the show so you can collect your tickets from the Box Office and grab a drink from Lumen Bar!

This June, we’re excited to welcome back the Kia Mau Festival to BATS. We’re pretty chuffed that we get to host such a vital festival to celebrate Māori and Pasifika theatre. Dance, fables and family stories will be gracing our stages, so mark your calendar.

EVENT HIRE AT BATS

You could hire BATS Theatre! Hold your workshop, seminar, launch party or special event in one of BATS’ unique spaces.

Q: How do I book tickets? A: Head to bats.co.nz to book tickets online or call our Box Office on (04) 802 4175 after 5pm. If you prefer to keep things a bit fast and loose, rock up to the Box Office on the night, as we often have last minute door sales available.

The winter months won’t seem so daunting knowing that BATS has a bill of comedy, drag, dance and improv. Chris Parker will be here talking blokes, brews & banter (aka gays, Fanta & “masculinity”). We also have the impressive company Blindful coming from Oz, challenging artists to perform blindfolded.

Q: Do you have wheelchair accessibility?

email bats@bats.co.nz

to find out more about rates, dates and what we offer.

A: BATS has a stairclimber for access to and from The Heyday Dome and The Studio. BATS staff are trained in operating the device but to ensure two trained staff are available to assist, please provide 24 hours notice. The Propeller Stage is on the ground floor and has 3 movable seats that can be taken out to provide wheelchair spaces. Please let us know by 4.30pm on the day of your show if you require a wheelchair space.

Snuggle up with a cosy jumper, a drink from Lumen Bar and with your lovely BATS community. We can’t wait to see you! Love, BATS xxx

WE’RE ON THE INNUHNET

GUANO 89 COVER ARTIST Rebekah Bakker Rebekah is a Wellington-based Applied Arts student at Te Kāhui Auaha. When she’s not taking photographs, you can find her propping up the BATS bar as one of our friendly front of house staff. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her work: @rebekah_bakker_photography

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz

BATSTheatre

@BATS_Theatre

@bats_theatre


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KEY: THE PROPELLER STAGE

Ground Floor - Wheelchair accessible

THE HEYDAY DOME

First Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

THE STUDIO

Second Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

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F E S T I VA L 2 DOPE TEENZ: 2 DOPE 2 TEEN

IT TAKES TWO

MAY 29 - JUN 2 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

MAY 30 - JUN 2 | 8pm | $20/$15

What’s up, teens? Dealing with some bogus problems? Awkward? Depressed? Sexually confused? Aaron and Alayne, the 2 Dope Teenz, are a ruckus awardwinning improv comedy duo here to tackle your Big Issues head-on!

Inspired by pop culture, film and TV shows, music and fashion, drag performers Polly Filla and Felicity Frockaccino poke fun at and pay homage to their icons in a show jam packed with zany fun and laugh out loud comedy!

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>>>

TALOFA PAPA

WHARE

LA’U GAGANA

BARRIER NINJA

JUN 5 - 9 | 7pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 9pm | $18/$14

JUN 7 - 9 | 8.30pm | $20/$15

After a sell-out, award-winning season in the 2018 New Zealand Fringe Festival, Papa is back and looking forward to seeing his aiga again. Talofa Papa takes you on a journey with your grandparents at the comfort of your jandals!

In the spaces between, Where communication lives and breathes, Where relationship and connection form. Within which the search for self lies, we give life to Whare. A choreographic exploration of contemporary pasifika and self.

New Zealand Samoan vs Samoan New Zealand...are they not the same? Peni decided that the language of the land he occupies is the language to identify with. His daughter struggles to identify with the language of Peni’s homeland.

Barrier Ninja examines the experiences of health through different people’s perspectives, such as a Māori whānau living with a chronic illness, a medical clinician, and a fourth year medical student.

CAMP BINCH

DON’T DATE ANDROIDS

GIDDY

G+ FORCE

JUN 21 - 30 | 8pm | $20/$15

JUN 26 - 30 | 6.30pm | $22/$16

JUN 28 - 30 | 7pm | $20/$15

An artificially constructed being that thinks, feels, grows and learns like a human has been ‘killed’. Should ‘it’ get the same rights as humans? Set precedent in this ground-breaking case as you consider the ethics around AI.

Motormouthed fretting, nagging heartbreak and a sexy duck. Giddy is a nightmare comedy that asks: Am I doomed? Is it too late? Am I a wild animal? Should somebody just put me down? The latest treat/disaster from Leon Wadham.

Prolific funny person George Fenn (2017 NZ Spirit of the Fringe, three-time Playshop LIVE Risk Taker of the Year Award Winner, Pun Battle Runner Up, Health Care Provider) performs. Nudity?

AU

5 - 16 JUNE 2018

BENEATH SKIN AND BONE

HE KURA E HUNA ANA

DEER WOMAN

JUN 12 - 16 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 12 - 16 | 7pm* | $25/$18

JUN 12 - 16 | 8.30pm | $22/$16

Despite her best efforts, the memories Poto tried to leave behind cloud her mind until she is drawn home. The essence of mana and magic slowly reveal the truth behind her whānau’s dark past.

Underpinned with a contemporary narrative, te reo Māori play He Kura E Huna Ana is drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero on the creation of pounamu. *2pm matinee on Sat, 16 June

Deer Woman is a warrior woman tale. Circumstances converge and Lila finds the perfect opportunity to leverage her military skills against the man who murdered her baby sis. That’s what family’s for.

SEE 3 PLAYS WITH A SEASON PASS $45 VISIT BATS.CO.NZ FOR MORE INFORMATION

<<<

JUN 19 - 23 | 6.30pm | $22/$16 Camp Binch is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”). It’s Kiwi as, bro!

THE WHITEREIA VICTOR RODGER SEASON

MATING IN CAPTIVITY

SONS

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 8pm | $20/$15

AUG 9 - 18 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

AUG 14 - 18 | 8pm | $20/$15

IVF isn’t foolproof; IUDs aren’t failsafe; iPhones come with ovulation apps. The Adam Play Award-winning Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.

‘The year’s wildest whirlwind of a love battle...Outrageously racy...Sparkling... Gay!’ (His Girl Friday, 1940) Well, a bit gay. It’s complicated. Rob & Annie are playing house when the past comes knocking, switching things up in their bedroom.

Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity comes to BATS! Performing Victor Rodger’s iconic play, Sons, final year actors explore the relationship between an absent Samoan father and his son.

A COUNTRY OF TWO HALVES

THE LONELIEST WHALE IN THE WORLD

MY SIGHT - THEIR SIGHT

SEED

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

Public performances of the Young and Hungry National Schools Tour 2018: A Country of Two Halves. Directed by Patrick Davies, four professional actors present extracts from NZ plays that help us understand how the ‘other half’ live.

The 52-Hertz Whale sings a love song at a frequency too high for any other whale to hear. That’s pretty relatable. My name’s Hilary. I’m alone and so are you. Come watch me sing and tell whale jokes so we can all feel less alone together.

Three performers: three blindfolds. My Sight - Their Sight challenges three artists to perform with and without their vision. This award-winning company uses dance and circus to explore trust and power shifts as they navigate a changing space.

JUL 5 - 7 | 6.30pm | $15

JUL 10 - 14 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

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MY NAME IS GARY COOPER

THE LAZARUS LOTTERY

Rodger returns to the subject of fathers and sons, this time the absentee father is white American. In seeking him out, the brown son enters the white world and stirs it up.

Eve has won a new start now that her life is ending. Like any lottery winner, those around her have strong ideas about the prize. What is the price that each will pay?

AUG 21 - 25 | 8pm | $20/$15

We hope you enjoy what’s flying into BATS in the coming months.

AUG 23 - SEP 1 | 6pm | $20/$15

bats.co.nz (04) 802 4175

BOX OFFICE OPENS 5PM SHOW DAYS

@bats_theatre

(A SMIDGE OF) PIDGE AUG 28 - SEP 1 | 8pm | $20/$15 (A Smidge of) Pidge is a one woman show that asks the hard questions, such as: “Am I doing the right thing with my life?”, “Why do embarrassing things always happen to me?” and “Why does everyone hate pigeons?”

STUDIO REGULARS Fun times on the second floor Check bats.co.nz for dates and times

PLAYSHOP LIVE!

BRACKETS

FRIDAY NIGHTS | 9pm | $16/$12

MONTHLY | 9pm | $15/$10

Late-night improvised comedy without limits: fast, physical, and unpredictable. A team of skilled actors create spontaneous theatre with nothing but each other, the audience, and their fiendish imaginations.

LATE NIGHT KNIFE FIGHT MONTHLY | 9pm | $16/$12

check bats.co.nz for dates

check bats.co.nz for dates

All that’s best in queer performance for and by the queer community. Brackets is our history told through performance.

Three improv teams face off in a battle for glory and the audience’s favour. The winner returns to headline next month, while the losers wail and gnash their teeth. We bring the knives; you bring the judgement.

YOUR SHOW HERE Your exciting live performance ideas could take flight at BATS. We programme several months in advance, so get in touch soon about your ideas for the first half of 2019. Check out bats.co.nz/pitchusquick for more info.

He mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. Mā te wā.

BATStheatre

We look forward to seeing you soon!

@BATS_Theatre

VISIT US AT BATS.CO.NZ

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz


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KEY: THE PROPELLER STAGE

Ground Floor - Wheelchair accessible

THE HEYDAY DOME

First Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

THE STUDIO

Second Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

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F E S T I VA L 2 DOPE TEENZ: 2 DOPE 2 TEEN

IT TAKES TWO

MAY 29 - JUN 2 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

MAY 30 - JUN 2 | 8pm | $20/$15

What’s up, teens? Dealing with some bogus problems? Awkward? Depressed? Sexually confused? Aaron and Alayne, the 2 Dope Teenz, are a ruckus awardwinning improv comedy duo here to tackle your Big Issues head-on!

Inspired by pop culture, film and TV shows, music and fashion, drag performers Polly Filla and Felicity Frockaccino poke fun at and pay homage to their icons in a show jam packed with zany fun and laugh out loud comedy!

AU K

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5 - 16 JUNE 2018

>>>

TALOFA PAPA

WHARE

LA’U GAGANA

BARRIER NINJA

JUN 5 - 9 | 7pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 9pm | $18/$14

JUN 7 - 9 | 8.30pm | $20/$15

After a sell-out, award-winning season in the 2018 New Zealand Fringe Festival, Papa is back and looking forward to seeing his aiga again. Talofa Papa takes you on a journey with your grandparents at the comfort of your jandals!

In the spaces between, Where communication lives and breathes, Where relationship and connection form. Within which the search for self lies, we give life to Whare. A choreographic exploration of contemporary pasifika and self.

New Zealand Samoan vs Samoan New Zealand...are they not the same? Peni decided that the language of the land he occupies is the language to identify with. His daughter struggles to identify with the language of Peni’s homeland.

Barrier Ninja examines the experiences of health through different people’s perspectives, such as a Māori whānau living with a chronic illness, a medical clinician, and a fourth year medical student.

CAMP BINCH

DON’T DATE ANDROIDS

GIDDY

G+ FORCE

JUN 21 - 30 | 8pm | $20/$15

JUN 26 - 30 | 6.30pm | $22/$16

JUN 28 - 30 | 7pm | $20/$15

An artificially constructed being that thinks, feels, grows and learns like a human has been ‘killed’. Should ‘it’ get the same rights as humans? Set precedent in this ground-breaking case as you consider the ethics around AI.

Motormouthed fretting, nagging heartbreak and a sexy duck. Giddy is a nightmare comedy that asks: Am I doomed? Is it too late? Am I a wild animal? Should somebody just put me down? The latest treat/disaster from Leon Wadham.

Prolific funny person George Fenn (2017 NZ Spirit of the Fringe, three-time Playshop LIVE Risk Taker of the Year Award Winner, Pun Battle Runner Up, Health Care Provider) performs. Nudity?

AU

5 - 16 JUNE 2018

BENEATH SKIN AND BONE

HE KURA E HUNA ANA

DEER WOMAN

JUN 12 - 16 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 12 - 16 | 7pm* | $25/$18

JUN 12 - 16 | 8.30pm | $22/$16

Despite her best efforts, the memories Poto tried to leave behind cloud her mind until she is drawn home. The essence of mana and magic slowly reveal the truth behind her whānau’s dark past.

Underpinned with a contemporary narrative, te reo Māori play He Kura E Huna Ana is drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero on the creation of pounamu. *2pm matinee on Sat, 16 June

Deer Woman is a warrior woman tale. Circumstances converge and Lila finds the perfect opportunity to leverage her military skills against the man who murdered her baby sis. That’s what family’s for.

SEE 3 PLAYS WITH A SEASON PASS $45 VISIT BATS.CO.NZ FOR MORE INFORMATION

<<<

JUN 19 - 23 | 6.30pm | $22/$16 Camp Binch is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”). It’s Kiwi as, bro!

THE WHITEREIA VICTOR RODGER SEASON

MATING IN CAPTIVITY

SONS

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 8pm | $20/$15

AUG 9 - 18 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

AUG 14 - 18 | 8pm | $20/$15

IVF isn’t foolproof; IUDs aren’t failsafe; iPhones come with ovulation apps. The Adam Play Award-winning Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.

‘The year’s wildest whirlwind of a love battle...Outrageously racy...Sparkling... Gay!’ (His Girl Friday, 1940) Well, a bit gay. It’s complicated. Rob & Annie are playing house when the past comes knocking, switching things up in their bedroom.

Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity comes to BATS! Performing Victor Rodger’s iconic play, Sons, final year actors explore the relationship between an absent Samoan father and his son.

A COUNTRY OF TWO HALVES

THE LONELIEST WHALE IN THE WORLD

MY SIGHT - THEIR SIGHT

SEED

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

Public performances of the Young and Hungry National Schools Tour 2018: A Country of Two Halves. Directed by Patrick Davies, four professional actors present extracts from NZ plays that help us understand how the ‘other half’ live.

The 52-Hertz Whale sings a love song at a frequency too high for any other whale to hear. That’s pretty relatable. My name’s Hilary. I’m alone and so are you. Come watch me sing and tell whale jokes so we can all feel less alone together.

Three performers: three blindfolds. My Sight - Their Sight challenges three artists to perform with and without their vision. This award-winning company uses dance and circus to explore trust and power shifts as they navigate a changing space.

JUL 5 - 7 | 6.30pm | $15

JUL 10 - 14 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

?

MY NAME IS GARY COOPER

THE LAZARUS LOTTERY

Rodger returns to the subject of fathers and sons, this time the absentee father is white American. In seeking him out, the brown son enters the white world and stirs it up.

Eve has won a new start now that her life is ending. Like any lottery winner, those around her have strong ideas about the prize. What is the price that each will pay?

AUG 21 - 25 | 8pm | $20/$15

We hope you enjoy what’s flying into BATS in the coming months.

AUG 23 - SEP 1 | 6pm | $20/$15

bats.co.nz (04) 802 4175

BOX OFFICE OPENS 5PM SHOW DAYS

@bats_theatre

(A SMIDGE OF) PIDGE AUG 28 - SEP 1 | 8pm | $20/$15 (A Smidge of) Pidge is a one woman show that asks the hard questions, such as: “Am I doing the right thing with my life?”, “Why do embarrassing things always happen to me?” and “Why does everyone hate pigeons?”

STUDIO REGULARS Fun times on the second floor Check bats.co.nz for dates and times

PLAYSHOP LIVE!

BRACKETS

FRIDAY NIGHTS | 9pm | $16/$12

MONTHLY | 9pm | $15/$10

Late-night improvised comedy without limits: fast, physical, and unpredictable. A team of skilled actors create spontaneous theatre with nothing but each other, the audience, and their fiendish imaginations.

LATE NIGHT KNIFE FIGHT MONTHLY | 9pm | $16/$12

check bats.co.nz for dates

check bats.co.nz for dates

All that’s best in queer performance for and by the queer community. Brackets is our history told through performance.

Three improv teams face off in a battle for glory and the audience’s favour. The winner returns to headline next month, while the losers wail and gnash their teeth. We bring the knives; you bring the judgement.

YOUR SHOW HERE Your exciting live performance ideas could take flight at BATS. We programme several months in advance, so get in touch soon about your ideas for the first half of 2019. Check out bats.co.nz/pitchusquick for more info.

He mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. Mā te wā.

BATStheatre

We look forward to seeing you soon!

@BATS_Theatre

VISIT US AT BATS.CO.NZ

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz


K

KEY: THE PROPELLER STAGE

Ground Floor - Wheelchair accessible

THE HEYDAY DOME

First Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

THE STUDIO

Second Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

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F E S T I VA L 2 DOPE TEENZ: 2 DOPE 2 TEEN

IT TAKES TWO

MAY 29 - JUN 2 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

MAY 30 - JUN 2 | 8pm | $20/$15

What’s up, teens? Dealing with some bogus problems? Awkward? Depressed? Sexually confused? Aaron and Alayne, the 2 Dope Teenz, are a ruckus awardwinning improv comedy duo here to tackle your Big Issues head-on!

Inspired by pop culture, film and TV shows, music and fashion, drag performers Polly Filla and Felicity Frockaccino poke fun at and pay homage to their icons in a show jam packed with zany fun and laugh out loud comedy!

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5 - 16 JUNE 2018

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TALOFA PAPA

WHARE

LA’U GAGANA

BARRIER NINJA

JUN 5 - 9 | 7pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 9pm | $18/$14

JUN 7 - 9 | 8.30pm | $20/$15

After a sell-out, award-winning season in the 2018 New Zealand Fringe Festival, Papa is back and looking forward to seeing his aiga again. Talofa Papa takes you on a journey with your grandparents at the comfort of your jandals!

In the spaces between, Where communication lives and breathes, Where relationship and connection form. Within which the search for self lies, we give life to Whare. A choreographic exploration of contemporary pasifika and self.

New Zealand Samoan vs Samoan New Zealand...are they not the same? Peni decided that the language of the land he occupies is the language to identify with. His daughter struggles to identify with the language of Peni’s homeland.

Barrier Ninja examines the experiences of health through different people’s perspectives, such as a Māori whānau living with a chronic illness, a medical clinician, and a fourth year medical student.

CAMP BINCH

DON’T DATE ANDROIDS

GIDDY

G+ FORCE

JUN 21 - 30 | 8pm | $20/$15

JUN 26 - 30 | 6.30pm | $22/$16

JUN 28 - 30 | 7pm | $20/$15

An artificially constructed being that thinks, feels, grows and learns like a human has been ‘killed’. Should ‘it’ get the same rights as humans? Set precedent in this ground-breaking case as you consider the ethics around AI.

Motormouthed fretting, nagging heartbreak and a sexy duck. Giddy is a nightmare comedy that asks: Am I doomed? Is it too late? Am I a wild animal? Should somebody just put me down? The latest treat/disaster from Leon Wadham.

Prolific funny person George Fenn (2017 NZ Spirit of the Fringe, three-time Playshop LIVE Risk Taker of the Year Award Winner, Pun Battle Runner Up, Health Care Provider) performs. Nudity?

AU

5 - 16 JUNE 2018

BENEATH SKIN AND BONE

HE KURA E HUNA ANA

DEER WOMAN

JUN 12 - 16 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 12 - 16 | 7pm* | $25/$18

JUN 12 - 16 | 8.30pm | $22/$16

Despite her best efforts, the memories Poto tried to leave behind cloud her mind until she is drawn home. The essence of mana and magic slowly reveal the truth behind her whānau’s dark past.

Underpinned with a contemporary narrative, te reo Māori play He Kura E Huna Ana is drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero on the creation of pounamu. *2pm matinee on Sat, 16 June

Deer Woman is a warrior woman tale. Circumstances converge and Lila finds the perfect opportunity to leverage her military skills against the man who murdered her baby sis. That’s what family’s for.

SEE 3 PLAYS WITH A SEASON PASS $45 VISIT BATS.CO.NZ FOR MORE INFORMATION

<<<

JUN 19 - 23 | 6.30pm | $22/$16 Camp Binch is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”). It’s Kiwi as, bro!

THE WHITEREIA VICTOR RODGER SEASON

MATING IN CAPTIVITY

SONS

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 8pm | $20/$15

AUG 9 - 18 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

AUG 14 - 18 | 8pm | $20/$15

IVF isn’t foolproof; IUDs aren’t failsafe; iPhones come with ovulation apps. The Adam Play Award-winning Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.

‘The year’s wildest whirlwind of a love battle...Outrageously racy...Sparkling... Gay!’ (His Girl Friday, 1940) Well, a bit gay. It’s complicated. Rob & Annie are playing house when the past comes knocking, switching things up in their bedroom.

Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity comes to BATS! Performing Victor Rodger’s iconic play, Sons, final year actors explore the relationship between an absent Samoan father and his son.

A COUNTRY OF TWO HALVES

THE LONELIEST WHALE IN THE WORLD

MY SIGHT - THEIR SIGHT

SEED

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

Public performances of the Young and Hungry National Schools Tour 2018: A Country of Two Halves. Directed by Patrick Davies, four professional actors present extracts from NZ plays that help us understand how the ‘other half’ live.

The 52-Hertz Whale sings a love song at a frequency too high for any other whale to hear. That’s pretty relatable. My name’s Hilary. I’m alone and so are you. Come watch me sing and tell whale jokes so we can all feel less alone together.

Three performers: three blindfolds. My Sight - Their Sight challenges three artists to perform with and without their vision. This award-winning company uses dance and circus to explore trust and power shifts as they navigate a changing space.

JUL 5 - 7 | 6.30pm | $15

JUL 10 - 14 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

?

MY NAME IS GARY COOPER

THE LAZARUS LOTTERY

Rodger returns to the subject of fathers and sons, this time the absentee father is white American. In seeking him out, the brown son enters the white world and stirs it up.

Eve has won a new start now that her life is ending. Like any lottery winner, those around her have strong ideas about the prize. What is the price that each will pay?

AUG 21 - 25 | 8pm | $20/$15

We hope you enjoy what’s flying into BATS in the coming months.

AUG 23 - SEP 1 | 6pm | $20/$15

bats.co.nz (04) 802 4175

BOX OFFICE OPENS 5PM SHOW DAYS

@bats_theatre

(A SMIDGE OF) PIDGE AUG 28 - SEP 1 | 8pm | $20/$15 (A Smidge of) Pidge is a one woman show that asks the hard questions, such as: “Am I doing the right thing with my life?”, “Why do embarrassing things always happen to me?” and “Why does everyone hate pigeons?”

STUDIO REGULARS Fun times on the second floor Check bats.co.nz for dates and times

PLAYSHOP LIVE!

BRACKETS

FRIDAY NIGHTS | 9pm | $16/$12

MONTHLY | 9pm | $15/$10

Late-night improvised comedy without limits: fast, physical, and unpredictable. A team of skilled actors create spontaneous theatre with nothing but each other, the audience, and their fiendish imaginations.

LATE NIGHT KNIFE FIGHT MONTHLY | 9pm | $16/$12

check bats.co.nz for dates

check bats.co.nz for dates

All that’s best in queer performance for and by the queer community. Brackets is our history told through performance.

Three improv teams face off in a battle for glory and the audience’s favour. The winner returns to headline next month, while the losers wail and gnash their teeth. We bring the knives; you bring the judgement.

YOUR SHOW HERE Your exciting live performance ideas could take flight at BATS. We programme several months in advance, so get in touch soon about your ideas for the first half of 2019. Check out bats.co.nz/pitchusquick for more info.

He mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. Mā te wā.

BATStheatre

We look forward to seeing you soon!

@BATS_Theatre

VISIT US AT BATS.CO.NZ

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz


K

KEY: THE PROPELLER STAGE

Ground Floor - Wheelchair accessible

THE HEYDAY DOME

First Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

THE STUDIO

Second Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

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F E S T I VA L 2 DOPE TEENZ: 2 DOPE 2 TEEN

IT TAKES TWO

MAY 29 - JUN 2 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

MAY 30 - JUN 2 | 8pm | $20/$15

What’s up, teens? Dealing with some bogus problems? Awkward? Depressed? Sexually confused? Aaron and Alayne, the 2 Dope Teenz, are a ruckus awardwinning improv comedy duo here to tackle your Big Issues head-on!

Inspired by pop culture, film and TV shows, music and fashion, drag performers Polly Filla and Felicity Frockaccino poke fun at and pay homage to their icons in a show jam packed with zany fun and laugh out loud comedy!

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5 - 16 JUNE 2018

>>>

TALOFA PAPA

WHARE

LA’U GAGANA

BARRIER NINJA

JUN 5 - 9 | 7pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 9pm | $18/$14

JUN 7 - 9 | 8.30pm | $20/$15

After a sell-out, award-winning season in the 2018 New Zealand Fringe Festival, Papa is back and looking forward to seeing his aiga again. Talofa Papa takes you on a journey with your grandparents at the comfort of your jandals!

In the spaces between, Where communication lives and breathes, Where relationship and connection form. Within which the search for self lies, we give life to Whare. A choreographic exploration of contemporary pasifika and self.

New Zealand Samoan vs Samoan New Zealand...are they not the same? Peni decided that the language of the land he occupies is the language to identify with. His daughter struggles to identify with the language of Peni’s homeland.

Barrier Ninja examines the experiences of health through different people’s perspectives, such as a Māori whānau living with a chronic illness, a medical clinician, and a fourth year medical student.

CAMP BINCH

DON’T DATE ANDROIDS

GIDDY

G+ FORCE

JUN 21 - 30 | 8pm | $20/$15

JUN 26 - 30 | 6.30pm | $22/$16

JUN 28 - 30 | 7pm | $20/$15

An artificially constructed being that thinks, feels, grows and learns like a human has been ‘killed’. Should ‘it’ get the same rights as humans? Set precedent in this ground-breaking case as you consider the ethics around AI.

Motormouthed fretting, nagging heartbreak and a sexy duck. Giddy is a nightmare comedy that asks: Am I doomed? Is it too late? Am I a wild animal? Should somebody just put me down? The latest treat/disaster from Leon Wadham.

Prolific funny person George Fenn (2017 NZ Spirit of the Fringe, three-time Playshop LIVE Risk Taker of the Year Award Winner, Pun Battle Runner Up, Health Care Provider) performs. Nudity?

AU

5 - 16 JUNE 2018

BENEATH SKIN AND BONE

HE KURA E HUNA ANA

DEER WOMAN

JUN 12 - 16 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 12 - 16 | 7pm* | $25/$18

JUN 12 - 16 | 8.30pm | $22/$16

Despite her best efforts, the memories Poto tried to leave behind cloud her mind until she is drawn home. The essence of mana and magic slowly reveal the truth behind her whānau’s dark past.

Underpinned with a contemporary narrative, te reo Māori play He Kura E Huna Ana is drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero on the creation of pounamu. *2pm matinee on Sat, 16 June

Deer Woman is a warrior woman tale. Circumstances converge and Lila finds the perfect opportunity to leverage her military skills against the man who murdered her baby sis. That’s what family’s for.

SEE 3 PLAYS WITH A SEASON PASS $45 VISIT BATS.CO.NZ FOR MORE INFORMATION

<<<

JUN 19 - 23 | 6.30pm | $22/$16 Camp Binch is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”). It’s Kiwi as, bro!

THE WHITEREIA VICTOR RODGER SEASON

MATING IN CAPTIVITY

SONS

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 8pm | $20/$15

AUG 9 - 18 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

AUG 14 - 18 | 8pm | $20/$15

IVF isn’t foolproof; IUDs aren’t failsafe; iPhones come with ovulation apps. The Adam Play Award-winning Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.

‘The year’s wildest whirlwind of a love battle...Outrageously racy...Sparkling... Gay!’ (His Girl Friday, 1940) Well, a bit gay. It’s complicated. Rob & Annie are playing house when the past comes knocking, switching things up in their bedroom.

Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity comes to BATS! Performing Victor Rodger’s iconic play, Sons, final year actors explore the relationship between an absent Samoan father and his son.

A COUNTRY OF TWO HALVES

THE LONELIEST WHALE IN THE WORLD

MY SIGHT - THEIR SIGHT

SEED

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

Public performances of the Young and Hungry National Schools Tour 2018: A Country of Two Halves. Directed by Patrick Davies, four professional actors present extracts from NZ plays that help us understand how the ‘other half’ live.

The 52-Hertz Whale sings a love song at a frequency too high for any other whale to hear. That’s pretty relatable. My name’s Hilary. I’m alone and so are you. Come watch me sing and tell whale jokes so we can all feel less alone together.

Three performers: three blindfolds. My Sight - Their Sight challenges three artists to perform with and without their vision. This award-winning company uses dance and circus to explore trust and power shifts as they navigate a changing space.

JUL 5 - 7 | 6.30pm | $15

JUL 10 - 14 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

?

MY NAME IS GARY COOPER

THE LAZARUS LOTTERY

Rodger returns to the subject of fathers and sons, this time the absentee father is white American. In seeking him out, the brown son enters the white world and stirs it up.

Eve has won a new start now that her life is ending. Like any lottery winner, those around her have strong ideas about the prize. What is the price that each will pay?

AUG 21 - 25 | 8pm | $20/$15

We hope you enjoy what’s flying into BATS in the coming months.

AUG 23 - SEP 1 | 6pm | $20/$15

bats.co.nz (04) 802 4175

BOX OFFICE OPENS 5PM SHOW DAYS

@bats_theatre

(A SMIDGE OF) PIDGE AUG 28 - SEP 1 | 8pm | $20/$15 (A Smidge of) Pidge is a one woman show that asks the hard questions, such as: “Am I doing the right thing with my life?”, “Why do embarrassing things always happen to me?” and “Why does everyone hate pigeons?”

STUDIO REGULARS Fun times on the second floor Check bats.co.nz for dates and times

PLAYSHOP LIVE!

BRACKETS

FRIDAY NIGHTS | 9pm | $16/$12

MONTHLY | 9pm | $15/$10

Late-night improvised comedy without limits: fast, physical, and unpredictable. A team of skilled actors create spontaneous theatre with nothing but each other, the audience, and their fiendish imaginations.

LATE NIGHT KNIFE FIGHT MONTHLY | 9pm | $16/$12

check bats.co.nz for dates

check bats.co.nz for dates

All that’s best in queer performance for and by the queer community. Brackets is our history told through performance.

Three improv teams face off in a battle for glory and the audience’s favour. The winner returns to headline next month, while the losers wail and gnash their teeth. We bring the knives; you bring the judgement.

YOUR SHOW HERE Your exciting live performance ideas could take flight at BATS. We programme several months in advance, so get in touch soon about your ideas for the first half of 2019. Check out bats.co.nz/pitchusquick for more info.

He mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. Mā te wā.

BATStheatre

We look forward to seeing you soon!

@BATS_Theatre

VISIT US AT BATS.CO.NZ

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz


K

KEY: THE PROPELLER STAGE

Ground Floor - Wheelchair accessible

THE HEYDAY DOME

First Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

THE STUDIO

Second Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

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IA

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F E S T I VA L 2 DOPE TEENZ: 2 DOPE 2 TEEN

IT TAKES TWO

MAY 29 - JUN 2 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

MAY 30 - JUN 2 | 8pm | $20/$15

What’s up, teens? Dealing with some bogus problems? Awkward? Depressed? Sexually confused? Aaron and Alayne, the 2 Dope Teenz, are a ruckus awardwinning improv comedy duo here to tackle your Big Issues head-on!

Inspired by pop culture, film and TV shows, music and fashion, drag performers Polly Filla and Felicity Frockaccino poke fun at and pay homage to their icons in a show jam packed with zany fun and laugh out loud comedy!

AU K

IA

M

AU K

IA

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5 - 16 JUNE 2018

>>>

TALOFA PAPA

WHARE

LA’U GAGANA

BARRIER NINJA

JUN 5 - 9 | 7pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 9pm | $18/$14

JUN 7 - 9 | 8.30pm | $20/$15

After a sell-out, award-winning season in the 2018 New Zealand Fringe Festival, Papa is back and looking forward to seeing his aiga again. Talofa Papa takes you on a journey with your grandparents at the comfort of your jandals!

In the spaces between, Where communication lives and breathes, Where relationship and connection form. Within which the search for self lies, we give life to Whare. A choreographic exploration of contemporary pasifika and self.

New Zealand Samoan vs Samoan New Zealand...are they not the same? Peni decided that the language of the land he occupies is the language to identify with. His daughter struggles to identify with the language of Peni’s homeland.

Barrier Ninja examines the experiences of health through different people’s perspectives, such as a Māori whānau living with a chronic illness, a medical clinician, and a fourth year medical student.

CAMP BINCH

DON’T DATE ANDROIDS

GIDDY

G+ FORCE

JUN 21 - 30 | 8pm | $20/$15

JUN 26 - 30 | 6.30pm | $22/$16

JUN 28 - 30 | 7pm | $20/$15

An artificially constructed being that thinks, feels, grows and learns like a human has been ‘killed’. Should ‘it’ get the same rights as humans? Set precedent in this ground-breaking case as you consider the ethics around AI.

Motormouthed fretting, nagging heartbreak and a sexy duck. Giddy is a nightmare comedy that asks: Am I doomed? Is it too late? Am I a wild animal? Should somebody just put me down? The latest treat/disaster from Leon Wadham.

Prolific funny person George Fenn (2017 NZ Spirit of the Fringe, three-time Playshop LIVE Risk Taker of the Year Award Winner, Pun Battle Runner Up, Health Care Provider) performs. Nudity?

AU

5 - 16 JUNE 2018

BENEATH SKIN AND BONE

HE KURA E HUNA ANA

DEER WOMAN

JUN 12 - 16 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 12 - 16 | 7pm* | $25/$18

JUN 12 - 16 | 8.30pm | $22/$16

Despite her best efforts, the memories Poto tried to leave behind cloud her mind until she is drawn home. The essence of mana and magic slowly reveal the truth behind her whānau’s dark past.

Underpinned with a contemporary narrative, te reo Māori play He Kura E Huna Ana is drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero on the creation of pounamu. *2pm matinee on Sat, 16 June

Deer Woman is a warrior woman tale. Circumstances converge and Lila finds the perfect opportunity to leverage her military skills against the man who murdered her baby sis. That’s what family’s for.

SEE 3 PLAYS WITH A SEASON PASS $45 VISIT BATS.CO.NZ FOR MORE INFORMATION

<<<

JUN 19 - 23 | 6.30pm | $22/$16 Camp Binch is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”). It’s Kiwi as, bro!

THE WHITEREIA VICTOR RODGER SEASON

MATING IN CAPTIVITY

SONS

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 8pm | $20/$15

AUG 9 - 18 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

AUG 14 - 18 | 8pm | $20/$15

IVF isn’t foolproof; IUDs aren’t failsafe; iPhones come with ovulation apps. The Adam Play Award-winning Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.

‘The year’s wildest whirlwind of a love battle...Outrageously racy...Sparkling... Gay!’ (His Girl Friday, 1940) Well, a bit gay. It’s complicated. Rob & Annie are playing house when the past comes knocking, switching things up in their bedroom.

Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity comes to BATS! Performing Victor Rodger’s iconic play, Sons, final year actors explore the relationship between an absent Samoan father and his son.

A COUNTRY OF TWO HALVES

THE LONELIEST WHALE IN THE WORLD

MY SIGHT - THEIR SIGHT

SEED

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

Public performances of the Young and Hungry National Schools Tour 2018: A Country of Two Halves. Directed by Patrick Davies, four professional actors present extracts from NZ plays that help us understand how the ‘other half’ live.

The 52-Hertz Whale sings a love song at a frequency too high for any other whale to hear. That’s pretty relatable. My name’s Hilary. I’m alone and so are you. Come watch me sing and tell whale jokes so we can all feel less alone together.

Three performers: three blindfolds. My Sight - Their Sight challenges three artists to perform with and without their vision. This award-winning company uses dance and circus to explore trust and power shifts as they navigate a changing space.

JUL 5 - 7 | 6.30pm | $15

JUL 10 - 14 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

?

MY NAME IS GARY COOPER

THE LAZARUS LOTTERY

Rodger returns to the subject of fathers and sons, this time the absentee father is white American. In seeking him out, the brown son enters the white world and stirs it up.

Eve has won a new start now that her life is ending. Like any lottery winner, those around her have strong ideas about the prize. What is the price that each will pay?

AUG 21 - 25 | 8pm | $20/$15

We hope you enjoy what’s flying into BATS in the coming months.

AUG 23 - SEP 1 | 6pm | $20/$15

bats.co.nz (04) 802 4175

BOX OFFICE OPENS 5PM SHOW DAYS

@bats_theatre

(A SMIDGE OF) PIDGE AUG 28 - SEP 1 | 8pm | $20/$15 (A Smidge of) Pidge is a one woman show that asks the hard questions, such as: “Am I doing the right thing with my life?”, “Why do embarrassing things always happen to me?” and “Why does everyone hate pigeons?”

STUDIO REGULARS Fun times on the second floor Check bats.co.nz for dates and times

PLAYSHOP LIVE!

BRACKETS

FRIDAY NIGHTS | 9pm | $16/$12

MONTHLY | 9pm | $15/$10

Late-night improvised comedy without limits: fast, physical, and unpredictable. A team of skilled actors create spontaneous theatre with nothing but each other, the audience, and their fiendish imaginations.

LATE NIGHT KNIFE FIGHT MONTHLY | 9pm | $16/$12

check bats.co.nz for dates

check bats.co.nz for dates

All that’s best in queer performance for and by the queer community. Brackets is our history told through performance.

Three improv teams face off in a battle for glory and the audience’s favour. The winner returns to headline next month, while the losers wail and gnash their teeth. We bring the knives; you bring the judgement.

YOUR SHOW HERE Your exciting live performance ideas could take flight at BATS. We programme several months in advance, so get in touch soon about your ideas for the first half of 2019. Check out bats.co.nz/pitchusquick for more info.

He mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. Mā te wā.

BATStheatre

We look forward to seeing you soon!

@BATS_Theatre

VISIT US AT BATS.CO.NZ

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz


K

KEY: THE PROPELLER STAGE

Ground Floor - Wheelchair accessible

THE HEYDAY DOME

First Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

THE STUDIO

Second Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

K

IA

M

IA

M

AU K

IA

M

AU K

IA

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AU K

IA

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AU

F E S T I VA L 2 DOPE TEENZ: 2 DOPE 2 TEEN

IT TAKES TWO

MAY 29 - JUN 2 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

MAY 30 - JUN 2 | 8pm | $20/$15

What’s up, teens? Dealing with some bogus problems? Awkward? Depressed? Sexually confused? Aaron and Alayne, the 2 Dope Teenz, are a ruckus awardwinning improv comedy duo here to tackle your Big Issues head-on!

Inspired by pop culture, film and TV shows, music and fashion, drag performers Polly Filla and Felicity Frockaccino poke fun at and pay homage to their icons in a show jam packed with zany fun and laugh out loud comedy!

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TALOFA PAPA

WHARE

LA’U GAGANA

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JUN 5 - 9 | 7pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 9pm | $18/$14

JUN 7 - 9 | 8.30pm | $20/$15

After a sell-out, award-winning season in the 2018 New Zealand Fringe Festival, Papa is back and looking forward to seeing his aiga again. Talofa Papa takes you on a journey with your grandparents at the comfort of your jandals!

In the spaces between, Where communication lives and breathes, Where relationship and connection form. Within which the search for self lies, we give life to Whare. A choreographic exploration of contemporary pasifika and self.

New Zealand Samoan vs Samoan New Zealand...are they not the same? Peni decided that the language of the land he occupies is the language to identify with. His daughter struggles to identify with the language of Peni’s homeland.

Barrier Ninja examines the experiences of health through different people’s perspectives, such as a Māori whānau living with a chronic illness, a medical clinician, and a fourth year medical student.

CAMP BINCH

DON’T DATE ANDROIDS

GIDDY

G+ FORCE

JUN 21 - 30 | 8pm | $20/$15

JUN 26 - 30 | 6.30pm | $22/$16

JUN 28 - 30 | 7pm | $20/$15

An artificially constructed being that thinks, feels, grows and learns like a human has been ‘killed’. Should ‘it’ get the same rights as humans? Set precedent in this ground-breaking case as you consider the ethics around AI.

Motormouthed fretting, nagging heartbreak and a sexy duck. Giddy is a nightmare comedy that asks: Am I doomed? Is it too late? Am I a wild animal? Should somebody just put me down? The latest treat/disaster from Leon Wadham.

Prolific funny person George Fenn (2017 NZ Spirit of the Fringe, three-time Playshop LIVE Risk Taker of the Year Award Winner, Pun Battle Runner Up, Health Care Provider) performs. Nudity?

AU

5 - 16 JUNE 2018

BENEATH SKIN AND BONE

HE KURA E HUNA ANA

DEER WOMAN

JUN 12 - 16 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 12 - 16 | 7pm* | $25/$18

JUN 12 - 16 | 8.30pm | $22/$16

Despite her best efforts, the memories Poto tried to leave behind cloud her mind until she is drawn home. The essence of mana and magic slowly reveal the truth behind her whānau’s dark past.

Underpinned with a contemporary narrative, te reo Māori play He Kura E Huna Ana is drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero on the creation of pounamu. *2pm matinee on Sat, 16 June

Deer Woman is a warrior woman tale. Circumstances converge and Lila finds the perfect opportunity to leverage her military skills against the man who murdered her baby sis. That’s what family’s for.

SEE 3 PLAYS WITH A SEASON PASS $45 VISIT BATS.CO.NZ FOR MORE INFORMATION

<<<

JUN 19 - 23 | 6.30pm | $22/$16 Camp Binch is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”). It’s Kiwi as, bro!

THE WHITEREIA VICTOR RODGER SEASON

MATING IN CAPTIVITY

SONS

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 8pm | $20/$15

AUG 9 - 18 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

AUG 14 - 18 | 8pm | $20/$15

IVF isn’t foolproof; IUDs aren’t failsafe; iPhones come with ovulation apps. The Adam Play Award-winning Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.

‘The year’s wildest whirlwind of a love battle...Outrageously racy...Sparkling... Gay!’ (His Girl Friday, 1940) Well, a bit gay. It’s complicated. Rob & Annie are playing house when the past comes knocking, switching things up in their bedroom.

Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity comes to BATS! Performing Victor Rodger’s iconic play, Sons, final year actors explore the relationship between an absent Samoan father and his son.

A COUNTRY OF TWO HALVES

THE LONELIEST WHALE IN THE WORLD

MY SIGHT - THEIR SIGHT

SEED

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

Public performances of the Young and Hungry National Schools Tour 2018: A Country of Two Halves. Directed by Patrick Davies, four professional actors present extracts from NZ plays that help us understand how the ‘other half’ live.

The 52-Hertz Whale sings a love song at a frequency too high for any other whale to hear. That’s pretty relatable. My name’s Hilary. I’m alone and so are you. Come watch me sing and tell whale jokes so we can all feel less alone together.

Three performers: three blindfolds. My Sight - Their Sight challenges three artists to perform with and without their vision. This award-winning company uses dance and circus to explore trust and power shifts as they navigate a changing space.

JUL 5 - 7 | 6.30pm | $15

JUL 10 - 14 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

?

MY NAME IS GARY COOPER

THE LAZARUS LOTTERY

Rodger returns to the subject of fathers and sons, this time the absentee father is white American. In seeking him out, the brown son enters the white world and stirs it up.

Eve has won a new start now that her life is ending. Like any lottery winner, those around her have strong ideas about the prize. What is the price that each will pay?

AUG 21 - 25 | 8pm | $20/$15

We hope you enjoy what’s flying into BATS in the coming months.

AUG 23 - SEP 1 | 6pm | $20/$15

bats.co.nz (04) 802 4175

BOX OFFICE OPENS 5PM SHOW DAYS

@bats_theatre

(A SMIDGE OF) PIDGE AUG 28 - SEP 1 | 8pm | $20/$15 (A Smidge of) Pidge is a one woman show that asks the hard questions, such as: “Am I doing the right thing with my life?”, “Why do embarrassing things always happen to me?” and “Why does everyone hate pigeons?”

STUDIO REGULARS Fun times on the second floor Check bats.co.nz for dates and times

PLAYSHOP LIVE!

BRACKETS

FRIDAY NIGHTS | 9pm | $16/$12

MONTHLY | 9pm | $15/$10

Late-night improvised comedy without limits: fast, physical, and unpredictable. A team of skilled actors create spontaneous theatre with nothing but each other, the audience, and their fiendish imaginations.

LATE NIGHT KNIFE FIGHT MONTHLY | 9pm | $16/$12

check bats.co.nz for dates

check bats.co.nz for dates

All that’s best in queer performance for and by the queer community. Brackets is our history told through performance.

Three improv teams face off in a battle for glory and the audience’s favour. The winner returns to headline next month, while the losers wail and gnash their teeth. We bring the knives; you bring the judgement.

YOUR SHOW HERE Your exciting live performance ideas could take flight at BATS. We programme several months in advance, so get in touch soon about your ideas for the first half of 2019. Check out bats.co.nz/pitchusquick for more info.

He mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. Mā te wā.

BATStheatre

We look forward to seeing you soon!

@BATS_Theatre

VISIT US AT BATS.CO.NZ

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz


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Ground Floor - Wheelchair accessible

THE HEYDAY DOME

First Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

THE STUDIO

Second Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

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IT TAKES TWO

MAY 29 - JUN 2 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

MAY 30 - JUN 2 | 8pm | $20/$15

What’s up, teens? Dealing with some bogus problems? Awkward? Depressed? Sexually confused? Aaron and Alayne, the 2 Dope Teenz, are a ruckus awardwinning improv comedy duo here to tackle your Big Issues head-on!

Inspired by pop culture, film and TV shows, music and fashion, drag performers Polly Filla and Felicity Frockaccino poke fun at and pay homage to their icons in a show jam packed with zany fun and laugh out loud comedy!

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5 - 16 JUNE 2018

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TALOFA PAPA

WHARE

LA’U GAGANA

BARRIER NINJA

JUN 5 - 9 | 7pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 9pm | $18/$14

JUN 7 - 9 | 8.30pm | $20/$15

After a sell-out, award-winning season in the 2018 New Zealand Fringe Festival, Papa is back and looking forward to seeing his aiga again. Talofa Papa takes you on a journey with your grandparents at the comfort of your jandals!

In the spaces between, Where communication lives and breathes, Where relationship and connection form. Within which the search for self lies, we give life to Whare. A choreographic exploration of contemporary pasifika and self.

New Zealand Samoan vs Samoan New Zealand...are they not the same? Peni decided that the language of the land he occupies is the language to identify with. His daughter struggles to identify with the language of Peni’s homeland.

Barrier Ninja examines the experiences of health through different people’s perspectives, such as a Māori whānau living with a chronic illness, a medical clinician, and a fourth year medical student.

CAMP BINCH

DON’T DATE ANDROIDS

GIDDY

G+ FORCE

JUN 21 - 30 | 8pm | $20/$15

JUN 26 - 30 | 6.30pm | $22/$16

JUN 28 - 30 | 7pm | $20/$15

An artificially constructed being that thinks, feels, grows and learns like a human has been ‘killed’. Should ‘it’ get the same rights as humans? Set precedent in this ground-breaking case as you consider the ethics around AI.

Motormouthed fretting, nagging heartbreak and a sexy duck. Giddy is a nightmare comedy that asks: Am I doomed? Is it too late? Am I a wild animal? Should somebody just put me down? The latest treat/disaster from Leon Wadham.

Prolific funny person George Fenn (2017 NZ Spirit of the Fringe, three-time Playshop LIVE Risk Taker of the Year Award Winner, Pun Battle Runner Up, Health Care Provider) performs. Nudity?

AU

5 - 16 JUNE 2018

BENEATH SKIN AND BONE

HE KURA E HUNA ANA

DEER WOMAN

JUN 12 - 16 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 12 - 16 | 7pm* | $25/$18

JUN 12 - 16 | 8.30pm | $22/$16

Despite her best efforts, the memories Poto tried to leave behind cloud her mind until she is drawn home. The essence of mana and magic slowly reveal the truth behind her whānau’s dark past.

Underpinned with a contemporary narrative, te reo Māori play He Kura E Huna Ana is drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero on the creation of pounamu. *2pm matinee on Sat, 16 June

Deer Woman is a warrior woman tale. Circumstances converge and Lila finds the perfect opportunity to leverage her military skills against the man who murdered her baby sis. That’s what family’s for.

SEE 3 PLAYS WITH A SEASON PASS $45 VISIT BATS.CO.NZ FOR MORE INFORMATION

<<<

JUN 19 - 23 | 6.30pm | $22/$16 Camp Binch is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”). It’s Kiwi as, bro!

THE WHITEREIA VICTOR RODGER SEASON

MATING IN CAPTIVITY

SONS

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 8pm | $20/$15

AUG 9 - 18 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

AUG 14 - 18 | 8pm | $20/$15

IVF isn’t foolproof; IUDs aren’t failsafe; iPhones come with ovulation apps. The Adam Play Award-winning Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.

‘The year’s wildest whirlwind of a love battle...Outrageously racy...Sparkling... Gay!’ (His Girl Friday, 1940) Well, a bit gay. It’s complicated. Rob & Annie are playing house when the past comes knocking, switching things up in their bedroom.

Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity comes to BATS! Performing Victor Rodger’s iconic play, Sons, final year actors explore the relationship between an absent Samoan father and his son.

A COUNTRY OF TWO HALVES

THE LONELIEST WHALE IN THE WORLD

MY SIGHT - THEIR SIGHT

SEED

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

Public performances of the Young and Hungry National Schools Tour 2018: A Country of Two Halves. Directed by Patrick Davies, four professional actors present extracts from NZ plays that help us understand how the ‘other half’ live.

The 52-Hertz Whale sings a love song at a frequency too high for any other whale to hear. That’s pretty relatable. My name’s Hilary. I’m alone and so are you. Come watch me sing and tell whale jokes so we can all feel less alone together.

Three performers: three blindfolds. My Sight - Their Sight challenges three artists to perform with and without their vision. This award-winning company uses dance and circus to explore trust and power shifts as they navigate a changing space.

JUL 5 - 7 | 6.30pm | $15

JUL 10 - 14 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

?

MY NAME IS GARY COOPER

THE LAZARUS LOTTERY

Rodger returns to the subject of fathers and sons, this time the absentee father is white American. In seeking him out, the brown son enters the white world and stirs it up.

Eve has won a new start now that her life is ending. Like any lottery winner, those around her have strong ideas about the prize. What is the price that each will pay?

AUG 21 - 25 | 8pm | $20/$15

We hope you enjoy what’s flying into BATS in the coming months.

AUG 23 - SEP 1 | 6pm | $20/$15

bats.co.nz (04) 802 4175

BOX OFFICE OPENS 5PM SHOW DAYS

@bats_theatre

(A SMIDGE OF) PIDGE AUG 28 - SEP 1 | 8pm | $20/$15 (A Smidge of) Pidge is a one woman show that asks the hard questions, such as: “Am I doing the right thing with my life?”, “Why do embarrassing things always happen to me?” and “Why does everyone hate pigeons?”

STUDIO REGULARS Fun times on the second floor Check bats.co.nz for dates and times

PLAYSHOP LIVE!

BRACKETS

FRIDAY NIGHTS | 9pm | $16/$12

MONTHLY | 9pm | $15/$10

Late-night improvised comedy without limits: fast, physical, and unpredictable. A team of skilled actors create spontaneous theatre with nothing but each other, the audience, and their fiendish imaginations.

LATE NIGHT KNIFE FIGHT MONTHLY | 9pm | $16/$12

check bats.co.nz for dates

check bats.co.nz for dates

All that’s best in queer performance for and by the queer community. Brackets is our history told through performance.

Three improv teams face off in a battle for glory and the audience’s favour. The winner returns to headline next month, while the losers wail and gnash their teeth. We bring the knives; you bring the judgement.

YOUR SHOW HERE Your exciting live performance ideas could take flight at BATS. We programme several months in advance, so get in touch soon about your ideas for the first half of 2019. Check out bats.co.nz/pitchusquick for more info.

He mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. Mā te wā.

BATStheatre

We look forward to seeing you soon!

@BATS_Theatre

VISIT US AT BATS.CO.NZ

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz


K

KEY: THE PROPELLER STAGE

Ground Floor - Wheelchair accessible

THE HEYDAY DOME

First Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

THE STUDIO

Second Floor - Please contact us about wheelchair access

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F E S T I VA L 2 DOPE TEENZ: 2 DOPE 2 TEEN

IT TAKES TWO

MAY 29 - JUN 2 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

MAY 30 - JUN 2 | 8pm | $20/$15

What’s up, teens? Dealing with some bogus problems? Awkward? Depressed? Sexually confused? Aaron and Alayne, the 2 Dope Teenz, are a ruckus awardwinning improv comedy duo here to tackle your Big Issues head-on!

Inspired by pop culture, film and TV shows, music and fashion, drag performers Polly Filla and Felicity Frockaccino poke fun at and pay homage to their icons in a show jam packed with zany fun and laugh out loud comedy!

AU K

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5 - 16 JUNE 2018

>>>

TALOFA PAPA

WHARE

LA’U GAGANA

BARRIER NINJA

JUN 5 - 9 | 7pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 6 - 9 | 9pm | $18/$14

JUN 7 - 9 | 8.30pm | $20/$15

After a sell-out, award-winning season in the 2018 New Zealand Fringe Festival, Papa is back and looking forward to seeing his aiga again. Talofa Papa takes you on a journey with your grandparents at the comfort of your jandals!

In the spaces between, Where communication lives and breathes, Where relationship and connection form. Within which the search for self lies, we give life to Whare. A choreographic exploration of contemporary pasifika and self.

New Zealand Samoan vs Samoan New Zealand...are they not the same? Peni decided that the language of the land he occupies is the language to identify with. His daughter struggles to identify with the language of Peni’s homeland.

Barrier Ninja examines the experiences of health through different people’s perspectives, such as a Māori whānau living with a chronic illness, a medical clinician, and a fourth year medical student.

CAMP BINCH

DON’T DATE ANDROIDS

GIDDY

G+ FORCE

JUN 21 - 30 | 8pm | $20/$15

JUN 26 - 30 | 6.30pm | $22/$16

JUN 28 - 30 | 7pm | $20/$15

An artificially constructed being that thinks, feels, grows and learns like a human has been ‘killed’. Should ‘it’ get the same rights as humans? Set precedent in this ground-breaking case as you consider the ethics around AI.

Motormouthed fretting, nagging heartbreak and a sexy duck. Giddy is a nightmare comedy that asks: Am I doomed? Is it too late? Am I a wild animal? Should somebody just put me down? The latest treat/disaster from Leon Wadham.

Prolific funny person George Fenn (2017 NZ Spirit of the Fringe, three-time Playshop LIVE Risk Taker of the Year Award Winner, Pun Battle Runner Up, Health Care Provider) performs. Nudity?

AU

5 - 16 JUNE 2018

BENEATH SKIN AND BONE

HE KURA E HUNA ANA

DEER WOMAN

JUN 12 - 16 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

JUN 12 - 16 | 7pm* | $25/$18

JUN 12 - 16 | 8.30pm | $22/$16

Despite her best efforts, the memories Poto tried to leave behind cloud her mind until she is drawn home. The essence of mana and magic slowly reveal the truth behind her whānau’s dark past.

Underpinned with a contemporary narrative, te reo Māori play He Kura E Huna Ana is drawn from traditional Ngāti Waewae kōrero on the creation of pounamu. *2pm matinee on Sat, 16 June

Deer Woman is a warrior woman tale. Circumstances converge and Lila finds the perfect opportunity to leverage her military skills against the man who murdered her baby sis. That’s what family’s for.

SEE 3 PLAYS WITH A SEASON PASS $45 VISIT BATS.CO.NZ FOR MORE INFORMATION

<<<

JUN 19 - 23 | 6.30pm | $22/$16 Camp Binch is going to be all blokes, brews and banter (Gays, Fanta and deeply personal yet hilarious anecdotes about trying to fit into NZ’s narrow conception of “masculinity”). It’s Kiwi as, bro!

THE WHITEREIA VICTOR RODGER SEASON

MATING IN CAPTIVITY

SONS

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 8pm | $20/$15

AUG 9 - 18 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

AUG 14 - 18 | 8pm | $20/$15

IVF isn’t foolproof; IUDs aren’t failsafe; iPhones come with ovulation apps. The Adam Play Award-winning Seed follows four women as they try to get pregnant, stay pregnant or become un-pregnant – the dilemmas of modern reproduction.

‘The year’s wildest whirlwind of a love battle...Outrageously racy...Sparkling... Gay!’ (His Girl Friday, 1940) Well, a bit gay. It’s complicated. Rob & Annie are playing house when the past comes knocking, switching things up in their bedroom.

Te Auaha NZ Institute of Creativity comes to BATS! Performing Victor Rodger’s iconic play, Sons, final year actors explore the relationship between an absent Samoan father and his son.

A COUNTRY OF TWO HALVES

THE LONELIEST WHALE IN THE WORLD

MY SIGHT - THEIR SIGHT

SEED

JUL 31 - AUG 4 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

Public performances of the Young and Hungry National Schools Tour 2018: A Country of Two Halves. Directed by Patrick Davies, four professional actors present extracts from NZ plays that help us understand how the ‘other half’ live.

The 52-Hertz Whale sings a love song at a frequency too high for any other whale to hear. That’s pretty relatable. My name’s Hilary. I’m alone and so are you. Come watch me sing and tell whale jokes so we can all feel less alone together.

Three performers: three blindfolds. My Sight - Their Sight challenges three artists to perform with and without their vision. This award-winning company uses dance and circus to explore trust and power shifts as they navigate a changing space.

JUL 5 - 7 | 6.30pm | $15

JUL 10 - 14 | 6.30pm | $20/$15

?

MY NAME IS GARY COOPER

THE LAZARUS LOTTERY

Rodger returns to the subject of fathers and sons, this time the absentee father is white American. In seeking him out, the brown son enters the white world and stirs it up.

Eve has won a new start now that her life is ending. Like any lottery winner, those around her have strong ideas about the prize. What is the price that each will pay?

AUG 21 - 25 | 8pm | $20/$15

We hope you enjoy what’s flying into BATS in the coming months.

AUG 23 - SEP 1 | 6pm | $20/$15

bats.co.nz (04) 802 4175

BOX OFFICE OPENS 5PM SHOW DAYS

@bats_theatre

(A SMIDGE OF) PIDGE AUG 28 - SEP 1 | 8pm | $20/$15 (A Smidge of) Pidge is a one woman show that asks the hard questions, such as: “Am I doing the right thing with my life?”, “Why do embarrassing things always happen to me?” and “Why does everyone hate pigeons?”

STUDIO REGULARS Fun times on the second floor Check bats.co.nz for dates and times

PLAYSHOP LIVE!

BRACKETS

FRIDAY NIGHTS | 9pm | $16/$12

MONTHLY | 9pm | $15/$10

Late-night improvised comedy without limits: fast, physical, and unpredictable. A team of skilled actors create spontaneous theatre with nothing but each other, the audience, and their fiendish imaginations.

LATE NIGHT KNIFE FIGHT MONTHLY | 9pm | $16/$12

check bats.co.nz for dates

check bats.co.nz for dates

All that’s best in queer performance for and by the queer community. Brackets is our history told through performance.

Three improv teams face off in a battle for glory and the audience’s favour. The winner returns to headline next month, while the losers wail and gnash their teeth. We bring the knives; you bring the judgement.

YOUR SHOW HERE Your exciting live performance ideas could take flight at BATS. We programme several months in advance, so get in touch soon about your ideas for the first half of 2019. Check out bats.co.nz/pitchusquick for more info.

He mihi atu ki a koutou katoa. Mā te wā.

BATStheatre

We look forward to seeing you soon!

@BATS_Theatre

VISIT US AT BATS.CO.NZ

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz


Call (04) 802 4176 and speak to Waren or email waren@bats.co.nz

‘Vital and exciting…the country’s best annual celebration of theatre.’ Pantograph Punch

Top up your ticket purchase, visit bats.co.nz/donate or contact us directly to find out more

For more information about the festival and a full programme of shows and events, please visit kiamaufestival.org.

GIVE TODAY!

presented across 3 stages

diverse productions staged in our theatre *Figures from 2017

people came to see a show at BATS

Whānau, friends and communities across the Wellington region are invited to join us in sharing contemporary performance and knowledge from an indigenous worldview.

638

130

PERFORMANCES

SHOWS

performance makers supported and developed

1,042

32,183

ARTISTS

AUDIENCE

Your gift makes a real difference to us and our community. Over the past year, we have supported:

Now in its fourth year, Kia Mau Festival is a unique and vital cultural celebration, led by Wellington’s own Māori and Pasifika theatre and dance companies. The festival takes place around Wellington venues from 1-16 June, with BATS hosting seven shows from 5-16 June.

A big thanks to everyone who has made a contribution!

JUNE - AUG 2018

GUANO 89 For sweet tunes & entertainment listen to RadioActive Guano is distributed by the total pros at Phantom Guano 89 was printed by the lovely folks at Service Printers

Kia ora koutou katoa! Ka mihi ki ngā uri o te rohe nei, ratou e noho ana ki runga i te whenua o te upoko o te ika. E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa.

KIA MAU RETURNS TO BATS! He Kura E Huna Ana, 12-16 June

Massive hugs to all of our current sponsors

BATS is a charity that relies on partnerships and our generous community to ensure our doors stay open for our artists and audiences. Each year we have to raise $20,000 in donations to support our business.

Lots of aroha to our core funders

BATS THEATRE NA NA NA NA NA BATMAP! FAQs Q: How early should I arrive before a show?

This June, we’re excited to welcome back the Kia Mau Festival to BATS. We’re pretty chuffed that we get to host such a vital festival to celebrate Māori and Pasifika theatre. Dance, fables and family stories will be gracing our stages, so mark your calendar. The winter months won’t seem so daunting knowing that BATS has a bill of comedy, drag, dance and improv. Chris Parker will be here talking blokes, brews & banter (aka gays, Fanta & “masculinity”). We also have the impressive company Blindful coming from Oz, challenging artists to perform blindfolded. Snuggle up with a cosy jumper, a drink from Lumen Bar and with your lovely BATS community. We can’t wait to see you! Love, BATS xxx GUANO 89 COVER ARTIST Rebekah Bakker Rebekah is a Wellington-based Applied Arts student at Te Kāhui Auaha. When she’s not taking photographs, you can find her propping up the BATS bar as one of our friendly front of house staff. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her work: @rebekah_bakker_photography

A: We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the show so you can collect your tickets from the Box Office and grab a drink from Lumen Bar!

EVENT HIRE AT BATS

You could hire BATS Theatre! Hold your workshop, seminar, launch party or special event in one of BATS’ unique spaces.

Q: How do I book tickets? A: Head to bats.co.nz to book tickets online or call our Box Office on (04) 802 4175 after 5pm. If you prefer to keep things a bit fast and loose, rock up to the Box Office on the night, as we often have last minute door sales available. Q: Do you have wheelchair accessibility? A: BATS has a stairclimber for access to and from The Heyday Dome and The Studio. BATS staff are trained in operating the device but to ensure two trained staff are available to assist, please provide 24 hours notice. The Propeller Stage is on the ground floor and has 3 movable seats that can be taken out to provide wheelchair spaces. Please let us know by 4.30pm on the day of your show if you require a wheelchair space.

WE’RE ON THE INNUHNET @bats_theatre

@BATS_Theatre

BATSTheatre

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz

email bats@bats.co.nz

to find out more about rates, dates and what we offer.


Call (04) 802 4176 and speak to Waren or email waren@bats.co.nz

‘Vital and exciting…the country’s best annual celebration of theatre.’ Pantograph Punch

Top up your ticket purchase, visit bats.co.nz/donate or contact us directly to find out more

For more information about the festival and a full programme of shows and events, please visit kiamaufestival.org.

GIVE TODAY!

presented across 3 stages

diverse productions staged in our theatre *Figures from 2017

people came to see a show at BATS

Whānau, friends and communities across the Wellington region are invited to join us in sharing contemporary performance and knowledge from an indigenous worldview.

638

130

PERFORMANCES

SHOWS

performance makers supported and developed

1,042

32,183

ARTISTS

AUDIENCE

Your gift makes a real difference to us and our community. Over the past year, we have supported:

Now in its fourth year, Kia Mau Festival is a unique and vital cultural celebration, led by Wellington’s own Māori and Pasifika theatre and dance companies. The festival takes place around Wellington venues from 1-16 June, with BATS hosting seven shows from 5-16 June.

A big thanks to everyone who has made a contribution!

JUNE - AUG 2018

GUANO 89 For sweet tunes & entertainment listen to RadioActive Guano is distributed by the total pros at Phantom Guano 89 was printed by the lovely folks at Service Printers

Kia ora koutou katoa! Ka mihi ki ngā uri o te rohe nei, ratou e noho ana ki runga i te whenua o te upoko o te ika. E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa.

KIA MAU RETURNS TO BATS! He Kura E Huna Ana, 12-16 June

Massive hugs to all of our current sponsors

BATS is a charity that relies on partnerships and our generous community to ensure our doors stay open for our artists and audiences. Each year we have to raise $20,000 in donations to support our business.

Lots of aroha to our core funders

BATS THEATRE NA NA NA NA NA BATMAP! FAQs Q: How early should I arrive before a show?

This June, we’re excited to welcome back the Kia Mau Festival to BATS. We’re pretty chuffed that we get to host such a vital festival to celebrate Māori and Pasifika theatre. Dance, fables and family stories will be gracing our stages, so mark your calendar. The winter months won’t seem so daunting knowing that BATS has a bill of comedy, drag, dance and improv. Chris Parker will be here talking blokes, brews & banter (aka gays, Fanta & “masculinity”). We also have the impressive company Blindful coming from Oz, challenging artists to perform blindfolded. Snuggle up with a cosy jumper, a drink from Lumen Bar and with your lovely BATS community. We can’t wait to see you! Love, BATS xxx GUANO 89 COVER ARTIST Rebekah Bakker Rebekah is a Wellington-based Applied Arts student at Te Kāhui Auaha. When she’s not taking photographs, you can find her propping up the BATS bar as one of our friendly front of house staff. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her work: @rebekah_bakker_photography

A: We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the show so you can collect your tickets from the Box Office and grab a drink from Lumen Bar!

EVENT HIRE AT BATS

You could hire BATS Theatre! Hold your workshop, seminar, launch party or special event in one of BATS’ unique spaces.

Q: How do I book tickets? A: Head to bats.co.nz to book tickets online or call our Box Office on (04) 802 4175 after 5pm. If you prefer to keep things a bit fast and loose, rock up to the Box Office on the night, as we often have last minute door sales available. Q: Do you have wheelchair accessibility? A: BATS has a stairclimber for access to and from The Heyday Dome and The Studio. BATS staff are trained in operating the device but to ensure two trained staff are available to assist, please provide 24 hours notice. The Propeller Stage is on the ground floor and has 3 movable seats that can be taken out to provide wheelchair spaces. Please let us know by 4.30pm on the day of your show if you require a wheelchair space.

WE’RE ON THE INNUHNET @bats_theatre

@BATS_Theatre

BATSTheatre

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz

email bats@bats.co.nz

to find out more about rates, dates and what we offer.


Call (04) 802 4176 and speak to Waren or email waren@bats.co.nz

‘Vital and exciting…the country’s best annual celebration of theatre.’ Pantograph Punch

Top up your ticket purchase, visit bats.co.nz/donate or contact us directly to find out more

For more information about the festival and a full programme of shows and events, please visit kiamaufestival.org.

GIVE TODAY!

presented across 3 stages

diverse productions staged in our theatre *Figures from 2017

people came to see a show at BATS

Whānau, friends and communities across the Wellington region are invited to join us in sharing contemporary performance and knowledge from an indigenous worldview.

638

130

PERFORMANCES

SHOWS

performance makers supported and developed

1,042

32,183

ARTISTS

AUDIENCE

Your gift makes a real difference to us and our community. Over the past year, we have supported:

Now in its fourth year, Kia Mau Festival is a unique and vital cultural celebration, led by Wellington’s own Māori and Pasifika theatre and dance companies. The festival takes place around Wellington venues from 1-16 June, with BATS hosting seven shows from 5-16 June.

A big thanks to everyone who has made a contribution!

JUNE - AUG 2018

GUANO 89 For sweet tunes & entertainment listen to RadioActive Guano is distributed by the total pros at Phantom Guano 89 was printed by the lovely folks at Service Printers

Kia ora koutou katoa! Ka mihi ki ngā uri o te rohe nei, ratou e noho ana ki runga i te whenua o te upoko o te ika. E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa.

KIA MAU RETURNS TO BATS! He Kura E Huna Ana, 12-16 June

Massive hugs to all of our current sponsors

BATS is a charity that relies on partnerships and our generous community to ensure our doors stay open for our artists and audiences. Each year we have to raise $20,000 in donations to support our business.

Lots of aroha to our core funders

BATS THEATRE NA NA NA NA NA BATMAP! FAQs Q: How early should I arrive before a show?

This June, we’re excited to welcome back the Kia Mau Festival to BATS. We’re pretty chuffed that we get to host such a vital festival to celebrate Māori and Pasifika theatre. Dance, fables and family stories will be gracing our stages, so mark your calendar. The winter months won’t seem so daunting knowing that BATS has a bill of comedy, drag, dance and improv. Chris Parker will be here talking blokes, brews & banter (aka gays, Fanta & “masculinity”). We also have the impressive company Blindful coming from Oz, challenging artists to perform blindfolded. Snuggle up with a cosy jumper, a drink from Lumen Bar and with your lovely BATS community. We can’t wait to see you! Love, BATS xxx GUANO 89 COVER ARTIST Rebekah Bakker Rebekah is a Wellington-based Applied Arts student at Te Kāhui Auaha. When she’s not taking photographs, you can find her propping up the BATS bar as one of our friendly front of house staff. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her work: @rebekah_bakker_photography

A: We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the show so you can collect your tickets from the Box Office and grab a drink from Lumen Bar!

EVENT HIRE AT BATS

You could hire BATS Theatre! Hold your workshop, seminar, launch party or special event in one of BATS’ unique spaces.

Q: How do I book tickets? A: Head to bats.co.nz to book tickets online or call our Box Office on (04) 802 4175 after 5pm. If you prefer to keep things a bit fast and loose, rock up to the Box Office on the night, as we often have last minute door sales available. Q: Do you have wheelchair accessibility? A: BATS has a stairclimber for access to and from The Heyday Dome and The Studio. BATS staff are trained in operating the device but to ensure two trained staff are available to assist, please provide 24 hours notice. The Propeller Stage is on the ground floor and has 3 movable seats that can be taken out to provide wheelchair spaces. Please let us know by 4.30pm on the day of your show if you require a wheelchair space.

WE’RE ON THE INNUHNET @bats_theatre

@BATS_Theatre

BATSTheatre

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz

email bats@bats.co.nz

to find out more about rates, dates and what we offer.


*Figures from 2017

Top up your ticket purchase, visit bats.co.nz/donate or contact us directly to find out more

For more information about the festival and a full programme of shows and events, please visit kiamaufestival.org.

Call (04) 802 4176 and speak to Waren or email waren@bats.co.nz

‘Vital and exciting…the country’s best annual celebration of theatre.’ Pantograph Punch

GIVE TODAY!

SHOWS

PERFORMANCES

130

638

diverse productions staged in our theatre

presented across 3 stages

performance makers supported and developed

people came to see a show at BATS

32,183

Whānau, friends and communities across the Wellington region are invited to join us in sharing contemporary performance and knowledge from an indigenous worldview. Now in its fourth year, Kia Mau Festival is a unique and vital cultural celebration, led by Wellington’s own Māori and Pasifika theatre and dance companies. The festival takes place around Wellington venues from 1-16 June, with BATS hosting seven shows from 5-16 June.

A big thanks to everyone who has made a contribution!

JUNE - AUG 2018

GUANO 89 For sweet tunes & entertainment listen to RadioActive Guano is distributed by the total pros at Phantom Guano 89 was printed by the lovely folks at Service Printers

Kia ora koutou katoa! Ka mihi ki ngā uri o te rohe nei, ratou e noho ana ki runga i te whenua o te upoko o te ika. E ngā mana, e ngā reo, e ngā karangarangatanga maha, tēnā koutou katoa.

1,042

AUDIENCE

ARTISTS

KIA MAU RETURNS TO BATS!

Your gift makes a real difference to us and our community. Over the past year, we have supported:

He Kura E Huna Ana, 12-16 June

BATS is a charity that relies on partnerships and our generous community to ensure our doors stay open for our artists and audiences. Each year we have to raise $20,000 in donations to support our business.

Massive hugs to all of our current sponsors Lots of aroha to our core funders

BATS THEATRE NA NA NA NA NA BATMAP! FAQs Q: How early should I arrive before a show? A: We recommend arriving at least 20 minutes before the show so you can collect your tickets from the Box Office and grab a drink from Lumen Bar!

This June, we’re excited to welcome back the Kia Mau Festival to BATS. We’re pretty chuffed that we get to host such a vital festival to celebrate Māori and Pasifika theatre. Dance, fables and family stories will be gracing our stages, so mark your calendar.

EVENT HIRE AT BATS

You could hire BATS Theatre! Hold your workshop, seminar, launch party or special event in one of BATS’ unique spaces.

Q: How do I book tickets? A: Head to bats.co.nz to book tickets online or call our Box Office on (04) 802 4175 after 5pm. If you prefer to keep things a bit fast and loose, rock up to the Box Office on the night, as we often have last minute door sales available.

The winter months won’t seem so daunting knowing that BATS has a bill of comedy, drag, dance and improv. Chris Parker will be here talking blokes, brews & banter (aka gays, Fanta & “masculinity”). We also have the impressive company Blindful coming from Oz, challenging artists to perform blindfolded.

Q: Do you have wheelchair accessibility?

email bats@bats.co.nz

to find out more about rates, dates and what we offer.

A: BATS has a stairclimber for access to and from The Heyday Dome and The Studio. BATS staff are trained in operating the device but to ensure two trained staff are available to assist, please provide 24 hours notice. The Propeller Stage is on the ground floor and has 3 movable seats that can be taken out to provide wheelchair spaces. Please let us know by 4.30pm on the day of your show if you require a wheelchair space.

Snuggle up with a cosy jumper, a drink from Lumen Bar and with your lovely BATS community. We can’t wait to see you! Love, BATS xxx

WE’RE ON THE INNUHNET

GUANO 89 COVER ARTIST Rebekah Bakker Rebekah is a Wellington-based Applied Arts student at Te Kāhui Auaha. When she’s not taking photographs, you can find her propping up the BATS bar as one of our friendly front of house staff. Follow her on Instagram to keep up with her work: @rebekah_bakker_photography

subscribe to BATSmail at bats.co.nz

BATSTheatre

@BATS_Theatre

@bats_theatre

Guano 89  

Read about what's going on at BATS Theatre from June to August 2018.

Guano 89  

Read about what's going on at BATS Theatre from June to August 2018.

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