Theatre / Gay Death Stock Take


Saturday 27 November
Ron Ball Studio | Christchurch Town Hall
10:00 – 11:00


Nathan has just turned 30. In gay years, he is basically dead. 

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.
Part ted-talk, part performance poem, part museum of personal history. Where birthday party meets mourning ritual. A brand new work by Nathan Joe, made in collaboration with Daniel Goodwin.


Nathan Joe is an award-winning theatre-maker and performance poet based between Tāmaki Makaurau and Ōtautahi. Recent work includes curating BIPOC spoken word event DIRTY PASSPORTS at Basement Theatre, a staged reading of his play Scenes from a Yellow Peril at Auckland Arts Festival, co-creating Slay the Dragon or Save the Dragon or Neither with A Slightly Isolated Dog, and directing Yang/Young/杨 for Auckland Theatre Company. He is also the current National Slam Champion.

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