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Gay Death Stocktake

6 Sep 2022 to 10 Sep 2022
6 – 10 September, 8.30PM
No rehearsal, no director, just 30 tasks waiting on stage.
Event type: 
$18 - $38
Basement Theatre
Lower Greys Ave, Auckland


Inspired by the idea of 'Gay Death'; the idea that life as a gay man ends at 30.

No rehearsal, no director, just 30 tasks waiting on stage.

Filled with unrehearsed texts, questions and games, a different performer every night encounters Gay Death Stocktake for the first time.

Gay Death Stock Take is about the tension between queerness and capitalism. About personal value being inextricably bound to capital value. Self worth and capital worth. The sudden comedown of your defining decade being all over.

A tally of exes, a collection of trauma, a list of accomplishments. When it's all added up, what does your life amount to? From owning property, finding love, navigating the free market of sexual desire, having a career, raising children. The absurdity of trying to put a value on things but doing it anyway.

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Basement Theatre

4 Aug 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.