125 years after our foremothers signed the petition to make New Zealand women the first in the world to vote, feminism remains a vital part of everyday life both here and internationally.
To coincide with the 125th anniversary of suffrage, long-time collaborators Saraid Cameron and Amelia Reynolds take acerbic aim at "tote bag feminism" with their latest piece The Cult Show: The Revitalisation of the New Zealand Women's Archives. It is showing at Basement Theatre between 29 May and 2 June.
The duo asserts that, "not all women are born equal [and] if you liked That Bloody Woman you're probably going to hate this show." Through a community meeting turned bloody backlash, Cameron and Reynolds unearth the depths of the New Zealand Womens Archives to introduce the audience to the women that history books have forgotten about. By resurrecting their names and lives, Cult Show promises to be an acute take on the history of intersectional feminism in Aotearoa.
Cult Show is produced in collaboration with Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum and is directed by the multi-award winning Nisha Madhan.