Dates and times
Fri 7th Dec, 7:30pm
Sat 8th Dec, 2:00pm
Sat 8th Dec, 7:30pm
Sun 9th Dec, 6:00pm
The Coal Bunker Studio
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How to get tickets
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Shape Shift and Embers Collective proudly present My Name Is Rachel Corrie, an award-winning one-woman play constructed from the diary entries and letters of American activist, Rachel Corrie.
Rachel was born in Olympia, Washington, in 1979. She had a wicked sense of humour and an unquenchable social conscience. In January 2003, she travelled to the Gaza Strip as a member of the International Solidarity Movement. In March that year she was killed by an Israeli military bulldozer whilst peacefully protesting the demolition of a Palestinian home. She was just 23 years old. What made a young woman leave her comfortable existence to fight for the rights of strangers in a war zone? Poetic, entertaining, and timely; this intimate coming-of-age story chronicles the journey of a complex, real-life heroine. Through Rachel’s words we are invited to confront the universal questions: How do we find our path in life? What impact do our actions have on others? and How can one individual change the world for the better? Written by Rachel Corrie.
Co-edited by actor/ director Alan Rickman, and journalist Katharine Viner
Directed by Alexandra Whitham
Performed by Phoebe Borwick
Join the conversation.
On Saturday 8 December at 3.30pm there will be a kōrero following the matinee performance. Four female speakers from backgrounds in different areas of activism in Auckland will join cast and crew for a conversation around what it means to be an activist in Aotearoa in 2018.
You are warmly invited to join us for this conversation. This is a free event.
Our Discussion panelists are:
Janfrie Wakim – Human right’s activist, core member of the Child Poverty Action Group and writer.
Margaret Taylor – Activism Manager at Amnesty International.
Gabriella Brayne – Youth coordinator at Auckland Women’s Centre.
Teresa Lee – UN Youth NZ
theatrescenes.co.nz: "Phoebe Borwick’s performance is one of the best I’ve seen, and she does a truly impeccable job of bringing Rachel to life." Read more »