Scenes from a Yellow Peril by Nathan Joe

An uncomfortable, playful, and enlightening provocation on racism and privilege in Aotearoa.

This is a doom scroll disguised as a play: a world premiere from an arresting new voice. A meta-analysis of Asain identity, carved into razor-sharp scenes that cut to the cultural quick. Scenes from a Yellow Peril is less a play, more a series of insights that, when taken together, expose the pain of the way in which some people are bothered but whose experience will not be denied. 

From award-winning Chinese-New Zealand writer, actor, poet and general polymath Nathan Joe, the work dissolved the traditional play format into a rapid-fire collection of snapshots and observations, flickering past in a rush of live music and hard-to-hear truths. 

A dizzying mix of humour and rage, commentary and confessional, this is a theatre experience that packs a punch. 

Audio-Described performance & Touch Tour: Sun 3 July, 4pm
NZSL-Interpreted performance: Sat 25 June, 8pm

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Last updated: 30 November 2020