Cast and Crew
Performer: Sabrina Martin
Director: James Kiesel
Writer: Dennis Kelly
Supported by Wellington City Council and the Adam Foundation. Presented by arrangement with Casarotto Ramsay & Associates.
Stage Manager: Pauline Ward
Production Designer: Jacob Banks
Lighting Designer: Rowan McShane
Lighting & Sound Operator: Stevie Hancox-Monk
Producer: Cassandra Tse
Marketing Manager: James Cain
Directing Intern: Sarah May
Photographer: Roc+ Photography
CONTENT WARNING: Girls and Boys includes strong language, descriptions of graphic violence and themes of intimate family violence.
First off, thank you so much for coming to this show. Live theatre is a true luxury in this time of isolation and digital stimulation, and I feel very privileged to have the opportunity to work on such a delicacy of a work with a truly stellar team, through sickness, cancellations, rights disputes, miscommunications, and all of the other glorious obstacles and tribulations that putting on live events entails these days.
My life for the past 8 months has been an exploration of anger in various mediums, from painting to photography to audio. I’m currently fascinated by this thing that all of us seem to have a close relationship with, but do our best to hide and sulk and squirrel away at any opportunity - as if being an angry person made us less civilized, less genuine, or less able to be loved. This work continues that exploration, and does so in the only medium in which I could possibly be considered to have any discernible talent, theatre.
Spending some time in the world of this woman has been a true joy, but I am most blown away with seeing the power of someone approaching her trauma with true curiosity, consideration, and care. Even as she shares her journey through infuriation and darkness, she is honest, she is cautious, she listens, she is generous, and I am inspired by her in so many ways; I hope you can be as well!
The Red Scare Theatre team are proud to support the Wellington Women's Refuge, an organisation that works to liberate women, children, families and whānau from family violence by providing quality services and social commentary. If you'd like to make a donation or sign up as a street collection volunteer, we have a donation box available at the box office.
If you are experiencing intimate partner or family violence, you can get help by calling 0800 REFUGE (0800 733 843).
This show was made possible thanks to:
Sustainability Trust, Grouse Lighting, Wellington City Council, The Adam Foundation, BATS Theatre, Toi Poneke Arts Centre, Craig from Go Media, Roc+ Photography, Beka Whale, Sam Wallis, Eliza Sanders and to the friends who have been great cheerleaders throughout the process.