A flat-warming party on the eve of World AIDS Day. When 3 uninvited guests turn up, the party takes a turn for the worst. But as these strangers drag the skeletons out of the closet, the flatmates discover they are more intricately connected with the past than they ever imagined.
The newest play in Jason Te Mete‘s Over My Dead Body series, UNINVITED is provocative, funny, and heartbreakingly moving as it educates audiences about our forgotten Aotearoa HIV/AIDS history. Inspired by the NZ Memorial AIDS Quilt Project, our people who lost their battle with HIV/AIDS are acknowledged and remembered.
This story is a reminder for those who were around in the 80’s, and a lesson for those who weren’t, to educate and inform local Rainbow communities about their own history and culture, encouraging a deeper understanding of diversity, respect for difference, connectivity and intersectional support. The entire UNINVITED cast, crew and creative team are proud members of the LGBTQi+ community, as we at Tuatara Collective believe it is important that we tell our own stories.
This event was made possible through the Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative and generous support from Auckland Council.
All levels in the building are accessible via a central lift. Loft: Flat-floor seats are accessible. Wheelchair accessible toilets are located in the main toilet blocks on Lower Ground Level, as well as at Loft (Level 2). Assistance dogs. Please advise at the time of booking to ensure they can be accommodated appropriately. Water can be provided on request. Box office has a relatively low counter, although a manual wheelchair may struggle to see over it. There are Hearing Assistance induction loops in Loft. The T coil option may need to be selected.
Content containing violence, death/dying, racism, transphobia, homophobia