Long Distance Phone Calls
A one-off intimate night of performances. Prepare to hear campfire stories told in colossal scale, performed from one side of the massive Great Hall to the other.
Programmed by Vanessa Crofskey (Thursday Girls) and MC'd by Grace Teuila Taylor (Full Broken Bloom, Afakasi Speaks), the show features some of Auckland's best writers including:
Manuha'apai Vaeatangitau / Pai Vaea (Fafswag, Loud & Queer)
Kyla Manalili Dela Cruz (Mouth:Tongue:Teeth)
Stevie Davis-Tana (South Auckland Poet's Collective)
Phodiso Dintwe (Rising Voices, Cul de Sac)
Carrie Rudzinski (JAFA Poetry Slam Organiser, The Shotgun Speaks)
Ngā Hinepūkōrero: Matariki Bennett, Terina Wichman-Evans, Manaia Tuwhare-Hoani, Arihia Hall (Word - The Frontline, Trans Tasman Poetry Slam 2018)
For centuries we have remained connected through voice and text, in the face of impossible distance. Long Distance Phone Calls is an evening that reminds us of the ability to collapse physical space through story.
Presented as part of Auckland Fringe arts festival, which runs from the 19th February - 3rd March 2019. Full programme at www.aucklandfringe.co.nz