Presented by Q Theatre and Proudly Asian Theatre as part of MATCHBOX 2018



What do Jackie Chan, Steven Yuen, and Raybon Kan have in common? 

They’re all on Mei’s list of eligible men to tap, gap, or tie down.

A hot mess of sexual stereotypes, no Asian man is left un-turned in Mei’s quest to root herself back to her roots. When a shock event leaves her questioning everything about love, Chinese-Pākehā Mei dives ferociously back into the dating game. A film star from Singapore, an Indian Taika Waititi and the Asian answer to Channing Tatum lift the sheets on how sex and race collide in little old New Zealand, where Asianess is both fetishised and feared.

An ensemble of the sexiest storytellers from the Asian diaspora play out your wildest dreams and cringiest tropes as Mei uncovers that love is simple but race is not.

PLEASE NOTE // Contains flashing lights and haze. Recommended for ages 15+, contains mature content and strong language

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In the latest episode of our Meet the Makers podcast, host Saraid Cameron catches up with Chye-Ling Huang, writer and director of our steamiest MATCHBOX show yet. They talk sex, love, and relationships, and how they intrinsically intersect with race and identity.

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Finalist for the 2018 Adam NZ Play Award

WITH SUPPORT FROM // Q Theatre, The Auckland Diversity Fund; Creative New Zealand and Foundation NorthThe Chinese Poll Tax Heritage Trust and  Unitec 


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