"Just a tweet? Just a tweet? Just a tweet? Have you been listening to anything that’s been coming out my mouth?"
In 2019, Kylie Jenner becomes the youngest ‘self-made’ billionaire in history. It’s 4am and Cleo — @INCOGNEGRO — is mad as hell. Self-made? Please. From the corner of her bedroom, she unleashes a tweetstorm which rapidly veers out of her control. When her best friend Kara tries to talk her down, the conversation turns inwards:. “I’m just saying,” she remarks, “You’re not perfect,” “And?” Cleo responds. “Neither are you.”
Premiering at London’s Royal Court Theatre in 2019 and receiving the Critics’ Circle Award for Most Promising Playwright and the Stage Debut Award for Best Writer, Jasmine Lee-Jones’ seven methods of killing kylie jenner is a knife-sharp debut, deftly dissecting the politics of friendship, cancel culture, colourism and cultural appropriation.
“Dynamite”, “high-octane” and “fearless”, dive into Basement Theatre for Silo’s long-awaited return to the stage this June. Featuring performances by Batanai Mashingaidze and Grace Bentley-Tsibuah, direction by Keagan Carr Fransch and design by Jane Hakaraia, Natasha Ovely of Starving Artists Fund and Paige Pomana.
PUBLIC PROGRAMME (FREE)
* You don't need a show ticket to attend these sessions
DJ ORIKoL after-show set
DJ ORIKoL will be blasting African beats after selected shows at the Basement Theatre. ORIKoL's vibes sums up the energetic joys of Afrobeats & dance. From Ndombolo to Naija music, Coupe Decale, SA beats to Dancehall,ORIKoL sets are a journey of music and dance through Afrika.
Friday 3 June at 9:30pm to 11pm
DJ Massimo after-show set
The talented DJ Massimo presents a fresh, musically vibrant approach to the local audience of Auckland, New Zealand. Born in KZN South Africa, Massimo utilizes the sounds from the motherland within music as he establishes himself as one of New Zealand's premier DJs/producers.
Saturday 4 June at 9:30pm to 11pm
DJ Banty after-show set
Nigeria’s finest, DJ Banty, represents her roots through her style and fashion, cuisine catering, and music selection. Always in high demand, she has built a reputation as the authority for African music in Aotearoa.
Saturday 11 June at 9:30pm to 11pm
DJ Mahlete after-show set
DJ Mahlete is a new addition to the Auckland DJ scene and, since emerging, has had the honor of playing at some of the city's finest parties and venues. She’s the resident DJ at Looped where she showcases her selection skills, playing the best of today’s R&B, rap, and Afrobeats as well as throwback tunes. With an eclectic and nostalgic sound selection, she’s sure to have you out on the dancefloor.
Saturday 18 June at 9:30pm to 11pm
ONCE IN A BLACK MOON
A critical conversation
Black Creatives Aotearoa in partnership with Silo Theatre brings together critical thinkers, dreamers, and makers from the Black community in Tāmaki Makaurau for this one-off discussion event. Join us for a conversation on centering Black womanhood, friendship, ownership of black bodies, and queerness in response to Jasmine Lee Jones’ seven methods of killing kylie jenner at Basement Theatre.
Sunday 12th June
3.00PM - 4.00PM
Lower Greys Avenue
Once in a Black Moon is supported by the Local Activation Fund Programme, administered by Auckland Unlimited on behalf of the New Zealand Government.
Once in a Black Moon panelists
Hailing from Burundi, Adorate Mizero has been an Auckland local for much of her life. She spends her time balancing community development work and creative projects. In the work she makes and has contributed to, Adorate is focused on critically and passionately exploring the effects of racism, marginalisation, representation and identity politics.
Keagan Carr Fransch
Keagan Carr Fransch has trained and worked both in Aotearoa and in the UK. She has performed at spaces such as BATS, Basement Theatre, Circa Theatre, and the Pop-up Globe. She is currently based in Tāmaki Makaurau, working as an actor, writer, director, dramaturg, and coach.
Black British Afro Caribbean Queer They /Them
Michelle Mascoll is a sound engineer and audio extraordinaire with nearly 30 years of industry experience. Michelle’s industry contributions and professional expertise is enhanced by her tireless efforts to improve visibility and representation of BIPOC and rainbow communities
PUBLIC PROGRAMME CURATOR
Vira is a member of the Black Creatives Aotearoa. Vira is also an award-winning poet, playwright, community activist, and former Chairperson of the New Zealand National Refugee Youth Council. When she is not working in the community or at her day job in the mental health sector, you can always find her writing.
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