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Illegally Blind

27 Jul 2022 to 30 Jul 2022
27 – 30 Jul, 8PM + 30 Jul, 1PM
Susan is a perfectly normal queer, fat, functionally blind, Autistic, chronically and mentally ill, nonbinary person, who just happens to be collecting diagnoses faster than they collect eel facts.
Event type: 
Theatre
Price: 
$15 – 30
Venue: 
Basement Theatre
Address: 
Lower Greys Ave, Auckland
Region: 
Auckland

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Written and performed by Susan Williams

TW: Ableism, fatphobia, queerphobia

Tragedy!

Hardship!!

Inspiration!!!

This. Is. NOT. That. Show.

Susan is a perfectly normal queer, fat, functionally blind, Autistic, chronically and mentally ill, nonbinary person, who just happens to be collecting diagnoses faster than they collect eel facts.

In this not-so-solo solo show, Susan just wants to get stuff done. Instead, they end up on an epic quest, battling sock-puppets, ableist audio-describers, a pile of laundry, and people who don’t provide digital copies of important documents.

Drawing on twenty years of theatre and performance skills, Susan brings their real-life experiences to the stage. The result is a whimsical romp through the world of identity and shattered expectations, mixing traditional theatre with stand up comedy, poetry, improvisation, and more silly voices than you can shake an eel at.

Presented as part of Lumana'i - Touch Compass's artist development program.

This production was supported as part of BATS Co-Pro 2021.

Written by

Basement Theatre

5 May 2022

Basement Theatre is a place where urgent and adventurous live performance made by independent artists is incubated and supported. We do this by proudly showcasing artist's work across two performance spaces - the Studio upstairs and the Theatre downstairs.