Pull on a bathrobe and share a uniquely immersive and intimate encounter with proud Wiradjuri man Joel Bray, in the hilarious and revelatory Biladurang.

 Joel Bray is black. Well, he’s white, but black. Y’know? He’s in a hotel room in Auckland and you, the audience, are invited to share his story.

In this nowhere place Bray takes a pause, looks over his shoulder and takes a good look at his life, asking: “Is this where I am supposed to be? Is this who I am supposed to be? What is all this? The drugs? The sex? The cigarettes?”

Biladurang is loosely based on the traditional story of the platypus. It’s a story Bray – a gay, fair-skinned Aboriginal artist – grew up hearing, identifying with this mutant offspring who doesn’t seem to belong and finds himself roaming in search of a home. This award-winning confessional solo show is physical, tender, funny and dark. It’s the perfect dance-theatre one-night stand.

Recommended for ages 18+
Contains coarse language, adult themes, drug references, nudity, and sexual references 

Watch the trailer here


Extra Event
Join Joel Bray for the AAF Talk Baby Mutants where he and other panellists share their experiences of forging new paths and finding their tribe.
AAF Talk: Baby Mutants
Date Tuesday 17 March 5.30pm
Venue Spiegeltent from Four Points by Sheraton Auckland, Aotea Square
Tickets $20
Click here for details 

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One of the hottest tickets of the [Sydney] festival. The Guardian (Australia)


Image Pippa Samaya


Biladurang was first presented at Melbourne Fringe 2018 with support from Melbourne Fringe, CHUNKY MOVE, Arts House, ILBIJERRI and the Wilin Centre.

Impressive… deeply moving.

Time Out (Australia)

All Auckland Arts Festival shows were cancelled as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (coronavirus). Some exhibitions are providing online galleries. Up-to-date information, including information about refunds, is here.