POTATO STAMP MEGALOMANIAC

17 Tory St, NZ Fringe Festival, Wellington. 2016.
Basement Theatre, Auckland. 2016.

It’s 4 a.m. Andrew is still carving potato stamps.

He’s tied his flatmate’s groceries from the ceiling.

He’s started giving away their belongings.

He’s got a sense he is becoming a 21st-century-prophet, which makes getting essays in on time difficult, to say the least.

This is the playful remembering of a manic episode.

Writer/performer/producer: Andrew Gunn.

Sound designer/operator: Tom Dennison

Dramaturge: Nisha Madhan

Performance designer: Christine Urquhart

Publicity support: Alice Canton

Devising Support: Rosie Tapsell, Ash Jones, Freya Finch

Seed season design/script support: Christopher Stratton, Jo Harper

Winner - Excellence Award for Overall Production. Auckland Theatre Awards. 2016

Nomination – Best play by an emerging company. Auckland Theatre Awards. 2016

Nomination - Best sound design. Auckland Theatre Awards. 2016

Nomination – Most promising male newcomer. Wellington Theatre Awards. 2016

Nomination - Most promising emerging company. New Zealand Fringe Awards. 2016

Shortlisted - Playmarket: Playwrights b4 25. 2016

“a mind-blowingly cool match of form and content … Gunn plays everyone … switching between their distinctive rhythms and postures with an absolutely mesmerizing lightning speed … It’s very strange.” - Shannon Friday, Theatreview

“This is tangible, living and breathing theatre…consider me a convert.” - Theatrescenes

“a seductive and magnetic experience…unexpected possibility and surreal beauty.” - Pantograph Punch

“It’s smart, funny and delightfully inventive, and best of all it ends on a note of such unexpected, preposterous and yet soul-stirring grace, you’ll walk away feeling enlarged, grateful. Rewarded.” - Simon Wilson, Metro

“…really helped me to understand what thought processes some people have with psychotic episodes. It has helped me understand people close to me who have mental illnesses, especially family members, colleagues and students I teach…I now feel I have become more tolerant and supportive of these people in my life.” - Audience feedback