Squash Co. Bulletin - August 2022
Kia Ora Squash Co. friends and Whanau,
This month, our big plug is the website itself. Squashco.art is the result of months of hard work from Website Designer Benjamin Blackmore, and Multi-Instrumentalist Benjamin Kelly. It's a fairly comprehensive record of our work, a one-stop shop for tickets for upcoming shows, and home to an eclectic selection of merchandise. Want to impress that attractive somebody? Prove your true Wellington Theatre bonafides by rocking a Squash Co Hoodie, and then seal the deal with our Squash Co. Underwear. Who doesn't want a cartoon version of Finlay Langelaan protecting their privates?
Otherwise, the Squash Co. team has all been hard at work on outside projects. Anna is close to premiering Heartbreakers' new show Midnight Confessions at BATS, Finlay and Esteban competed together in the 48Hour film challenge, Ben’s been doing sound design for the upcoming production of Skin Tight at Circa, and providing live music for Celestial Nobodies at BATS, Phoebe’s deep in rehearsals for Comedy Gold’s new western, Cocked and Loaded, Felipe’s wrapping up the football season, and Jack wrote this bulletin.
Inside the company, we're hard at work on our second season of Music Sounds Better Out Here, and a whole bunch of projects that we're yet to reveal publicly. For the time being, watch this space, buy our merch, and we'll see you on the court.
Stuff to See.
Music Sounds Better out Here - Little Andromeda, Christchurch, 29th of September to 1st of October
The storytelling marvel of NZ Fringe 2022 comes to Canterbury, with Squash Co. doing their first tour to the South Island. Come to see Jack McGee's Semi-Autobiographical story of walking from Wellington to Auckland along State Highway One, stay for him getting physically exhausted by walking on a treadmill for an hour.
Midnight Confessions - BATS Theatre, Wellington, 23rd - 27th of August bats.co.nz/whats-on/midnight-confessions
Midnight Confessions is an experimental anthology piece about love, loss and the power of friendship. Inspired by the play, Love and Information by Caryl Churchill, this piece is set in the intimate setting of a sleepover. It is a coming of age love letter to the moments that shaped us growing up. Self discovery, vulnerability, exclusion and heartbreak are woven through topics of childhood, love, trust and growth.
The searing and sensual romance of Elizabeth and Tom. Dark secrets, deep passions, and heart-breaking truths bubble over as lovers savour precious moments together.
Skin Tight - Circa Theatre, Wellington, 27th August - 24th September
Set in twentieth-century Canterbury, the text has striking parallels to the present.
As stunningly physical as it is poetic, Skin Tight is a theatre experience that will leave you with goosebumps.
One of Aotearoa’s most poignant and lasting works of theatre, Skin Tight premiered at BATS Theatre in 1994. It won a coveted Fringe First Award at the 1998 Edinburgh Fringe Festival and has been produced in the UK, Australia, South Africa, Europe, Canada, and the USA.