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Three: a verbatim play about two friends, The Big Bang and an extraordinary ordinary life story
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Three: A Verbatim Play About Two Friends, The Big Bang And An Extraordinary Ordinary Life Story
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From the creators of award winning 'back/words' and critically acclaimed 'MUNTED', comes 'Three: a verbatim play about two friends, The Big Bang and an extraordinary ordinary life story.
Three is a mostly verbatim and very true workshop performance. It is the journey of three daughters.
In New Zealand there lives a woman. She has been sick for nine months. She talked and Bare Hunt Collective listened. Now it's all on the table. How do you tell the story of a life? Where do you begin? Especially when all you have is two performers, a sound guy and a bubble gun. From Bare Hunt Collective comes the life story of an extraordinary ordinary woman…In a hospital a baby is taken; two people fall in love; a daughter orbits her life and the big black spider appears. What stories will erupt into the spoken as the performers connect the dots of a life? With Three, the audience are in the midst of it all. We can see you all and need your help.Three features the stories of a wonderful and gracious real woman.
Bare Hunt Collective are tackling their first more abstract 'topic-less' piece. We're really excited by the potential of this show, and would love your support!
Written by Victoria Abbott, Produced by Jackie Shaw and Performed by both. Sound by Te Aihe Butler.
Who is Bare Hunt Collective?? Bare Hunt Collective is Victoria Abbott and Jackie Shaw. Based in Auckland, Bare Hunt Collective is one of New Zealand’s premiere verbatim theatre companies, dedicated to making theatre that matters, for everyday New Zealanders. They're a lean little core unit with fantastic support from contracted practicioners.
"Nothing beats ‘truth' when it comes to good theatre. There are many ways of seeking it out and sharing it, and the Bare Hunt Collective's ‘documentary/verbatim' genre is an extremely compelling and effective one." – John Smythe, Theatreview
Bare Hunt Collectives first show as a collective “back/words” premiered at BATS theatre as part of the Wellington Fringe Festival in 2010. They went on to be chosen out of 88 shows as ‘Pick of the Fringe Festival’. This meant a professional season at Downstage Theatre. In 2012 they premiered MUNTED, a verbatim documentary theatre response to the Canterbury February 22nd earthquake, to a sell-out audience at BATS Theatre in Wellington and carried out short tours to Christchurch, Central Otago, Dunedin and Auckland. More tours are following in 2014.
"Powerful and humane, yet often humorous" (Munted) - Theatreview
“It is such a great responsibility to tell these stories and I think you all achieved this with compassion, truthfulness and a wonderful vulnerability.” – Victoria Keating, an audience member response to MUNTED.
Victoria Abbott graduated from Otago University with a BA in Theatre Studies minor in Spanish Language in 2008. She graduated from Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School with a BA in Performing Arts Acting in November 2011. After graduating Victoria worked a full year in theatre around Wellington, gaining the Emerging Artist Trust Chapman Tripp Award for Best Female Newcomer 2012. Victoria has worked on over 50 shows, both amateur and professional and is a trained Clown Doctor at Starship Children's Hospital.
Jackie Shaw completed her Honours Degree in Theatre Studies at Otago University in 2008. This was followed by three years living in Wellington, working on projects in theatre. In 2011 Jackie received the Deirdre Snedden Scholarship on which she travelled to New York City to attend a six week intensive at The Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theatre, home of the Sanford Meisner Technique. In 2012 Jackie was contracted in Queenstown as a part time Speech and Drama Teacher. She now calls Auckland home and continues to work on her craft through weekly training with Michael Saccente.
How will YOU be helping?? Bare Hunt Collective has been working on this project for 8 months and we are seeking support from the NZ community to raise $800 to cover the final parts of our budget, to get the show up on its feet. By giving even $5, you are helping us. You would be helping to cover rehearsal room space, helping towards cost of marketing this show and towards paying the creative team. Hours and Hours of our time has been put into this project. We do it because its important for these stories to be heard. Get up and personal with the creative team in a public forum, after the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday performances, where we invite the audience to ask questions about the show, the process, the team and give their feedback.
Thanks to Auckland City Council who is supporting this piece of work.
Three is on at The Basement, Studio Space, 7pm
18th - 22nd February
Tickets $15 Full/ $12 Concession
Bookings through iTicket – http://www.iticket.co.nz/ or 09 361 1000
Visit our website www.barehuntcollective.com and follow us on Facebook and Twitter
07/02/2014 at 11:15 AM
Not long to go until our deadline for Pledgeme and for the opening of the show on the 18th. Victoria has been seriously honing down our script while workshopping with the lovely Amelia Reid and Shadon Meredith and Jackie has been working on marketing the show and organising the forums. Our Sound Designer, Te Aihe, arrives from Wellington on Monday. Really excited about seeing the live soundscape he starts creating with us. Excited about getting these stories to the stage xx