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"Ze": queer as f*ck!

"Ze": queer as f*ck!

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  • Sat 23 Apr ’16, 8:00pm – 9:00pm


Dickens Inn, 71 Cameron St, Vinetown, Whangarei



Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.25
  • Concessions: $8.20


Michelle Lunicke

An autobiographical comedy about sex, gender, and the expanding parade of labels and identities Michelle/Ryan claims on zir way to pride.

Join me ANZAC weekend for my home-town performances after an amazing tour in Australia and a short run in Dunedin! I'm taking it to Canada next!

"Ze" (the pronoun most commonly used by gender non-conforming folk) is a one-person genderqueer, kinky, femmesexual, polyminded, gay-divorcee pride parade. Michelle/Ryan rips the bandage away from zir startling American Puritan upbringing through a complex and confusing “coming out” process. Along the way ze explores a beloved community that at times is just as ridiculous and pigeon-holed as the one ze's left. Michelle/Ryan both uses and parodies the labels meant to help an individual embrace their truth in a modern world desperate for definition. “Ze” confronts stereotypes both within and without in a celebration that exposes the complex tension between being authentic to oneself and belonging to one's community.

Warning: contains adult content and glitter, recommended 18+

Writer/Performer Michelle Lunicke is originally from the US and Canada (Vancouver and surrounds) and has lived in Whangarei for one year making appearances/performances at Matariki Arts Festival, the Butter Factory's GONG and Poetry nights, and the Fat Camel. Ze is a queer about town enjoying local environs and the quaint beautiful setting of Northland with zir partner Stephen.

Director/Dramaturg Peter Larsen is a dramatist who produces plays, films, poems, and events that bring people together in the belief that the arts have the power to transform lives and enrich communities. His plays examine the intersection between the outsider and society.

Images by Whangarei photographer Virginia Guy and the photographers at Goad Studio in Perth.

Michelle Lunicke (Ren) is grateful to the town that helped launch this show by being a supportive environment for zir to build zir queer origin-story. Ze hopes you will continue to respect gender warriors by using gender neutral pronouns ze/zir or they/them and if it helps, the name Ren.

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