Archived: Stutterpop - By Sam Brooks

As part of the Auckland Fringe Festival

One part Elaine Stritch, one part Nicki Minaj and one part Porky Pig, Stutterpop is the performing debut of award-winning playwright Sam Brooks; a lip-sync-and-dance journey through the flaws and fears that make him (and us all) human, from 11-14 February as part of Auckland Fringe.

Stutterpop is a storytelling show like no other, combining Brooks’ acclaimed writing with his own passion and love for flashy one-woman concert films. There will be glitter, there will be wind machines and there will be lip-syncing, to the trashiest songs of his youth (and yours!).

Brooks will use his own speech impediment to drag the audience right into the middle of his life experiences, from turning his screw-ups with men into award-winning plays to his teen struggles with eating disorders right up to his lifelong struggle with his speech.

Sam Brooks has taken the Auckland theatre scene by storm in the last two years, a back-to-back winner of Playmarket’s Playwrights b4 25 in 2012 and 2013, receiving a Highly Commended Award at Playmarket’s ADAM Awards in 2014, being written up in Metro Magazine’s Best of Theatre in 2014 as Auckland’s Most Exciting Playwright and receiving a Chapman Tripp nomination in the same year for Outstanding New Playwright. Stutterpop will be his eighth show performed at The Basement.

Zinnie Selwyn is an up and coming director in the Auckland theatre scene. He has worked with Brooks before, directing an acclaimed production of Another Dead Fag at The Basement in 2013. He has also directed Wings at The Basement and The Royals of Kihikihi at Q Theatre

Contact details

The Basement Theatre
Greys Ave
0508 484 253
$15 - $18
Sam Brooks - Stutterpop