WINK is a 75 minute dark comedy about the thin veil between the capacity for civility and savagery. It marks the Aotearoa premiere of one of America's most-produced playwrights: Jen Silverman.

The suburban dream is clawed apart when a distressed housewife and her bloody husband drag themselves into the office of a needy therapist to discuss their missing cat. Chaos is spilled when polite people get mad as hell.

Playwright Jen Silverman will make their Broadway debut this year with The Roommate, starring Mia Farrow and Patti LuPone. They have also written for "Tokyo Vice" (HBO) and "Tales of the City" (Netflix). The 2018 Off-Broadway production of their play Collective Rage: A Play in Five Betties received a Drama League Award nomination for Outstanding Play.


  • Beatriz Romilly [West End’s “2:22 A Ghost Story”, ATC’s “King Lear”]
  • Esaú Mora [ATC’s “Grand Horizons”, The Humana Festival “Wondrous Strange ” with Jen Silverman]
  • Andrew Allemora [Outstanding Lead Actor NAPTA for “Priscilla Queen of the Desert", "Avenue Q"]
  • Daniel Watterson [“Things I Know To Be True” Court Theatre, “Twelfth Night” Pop Up Globe]

WINK at Basement Theatre is proudly brought to you by Director Isla Macleod, Hekerua Bay Productions & A Moral Tale.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 08 May 2024