Preview: I am Tasha Fierce

by librarykris on March 28, 2017

From the mind of Wellington based artist Rose Kirkup, the recipient of the 2016 Fringe Festivals’ NZ Pacific Artist Residency award, comes I Am Tasha Fierce. We’re introduced to Kirkup’s alter ego Tasha: your typical Kiwi chick.  Her time at polytech, as well as following the teachings of Beyoncé, has helped her get out of small town NZ i.e. the Hutt. But what happens when a fandom becomes an obsession? Tasha’s need to live every moment of her life with the fierceness of Queen Bey causes some issues…

The performance on Thursday 30 March is Ladies Night – a Winter Woollie drive in association with Te Whare Taki Wahine refuge based in Porirua/Kapiti. Bring along winter woollies for the wāhine and tamariki of  Te Whare Taki Wahine refuge, then  be treated to a wonderful performance of I am Tasha Fierce,  as well as going in the draw to win fabulous spot prizes from Wellington Apothecary, Libertine Blends, Tiamana Brewery, and artist Xoe Hall. “Knitwear, socks, gloves are a real comfort in the cold, dreary days and nights of winter, especially for those women and their children in our safe houses” says Caroline Herewini from Whare Tiaki Wāhine. Performer and writer Rose Kirkup says “I wanted to create a work that looks at how we as women as support and encourage our differences. To ultimately run the world, I feel that this can be reflected in the work as well as how we engage with vulnerable communities.

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