James Wenley is Dr Drama – he's a theatre lecturer and has a PhD, so he should know how to make a show... right?

Join James for his most unconventional theatre class yet as he digs into dramaturgical and societal structures whilst uncovering his own history, desires, and deepest fears. He promises to only explore subjects he is qualified to: performance, masculinity, whiteness, and himself.

Dr Drama Makes a Show makes an urgent inquiry about what it means to own up to your past and present self to come to terms with your identity.

A postdramatic-metatheatrical-lecture-performance-solo about knowing the theory, but not knowing what to do with it.

Get ready for discourse.


Please note: This show contains adult themes and is recommended to audiences 16+. 


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This show is a part of Summer at Q and Auckland Fringe. Summer at Q provides packaged rates that make our venues more accessible and simpler to budget for. Summer at Q is made possible thanks to support from The University of Auckland and Q Theatre.

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