Theatre A/F presents
Devised and Performed by – Ava Diakhaby, Frith Horan
TWO WOMEN BUST OPEN WHAT IT MEANS TO BE COOL
Ava Diakhaby (Flaps, ATC’s Boys) and Frith Horan (Mating in Captivity, Album Party) present Cool Behaviour (22nd-24th February); a ludicrously funny and wonderfully bizarre sketch comedy show that examines what it actually means to be ‘cool’. Why do we adopt certain ‘cool’ behaviours? Why must we spend our lives trying to be top dog, trying to out-perfect each other? Isn’t it all a bit ridiculous? We think so. There will be excellent acting, song, dance, and probably some Beyoncé in there somewhere. Join us on the race towards some sort of unattainable perfection, will we get there? Will we even get close? Who knows, but goddammit we’re going to try.
Cool Behaviour is two women examining the human condition and trying to get everyone to realise how little it matters to be ‘cool’ or ‘amazing’ or ‘perfect’ in this world. We want release a little pressure, bring a little joy and light up people’s lives through a night of our own, hand-crafted with love sillness.
“We are living in a time where people all over the world are starting to stand up and say “actually, I don’t have to live a certain way, I can live my way. I can do what makes me happy and I don’t have to follow another person’s set of rules. I don’t have to put up with crap that makes me unhappy” – this is what our show will celebrate.” – Co-creator Frith Horan
Ava Diakhaby and Frith Horan are two up and coming creators and performers in Aotearoa’s theatre scene, both incredibly familiar with writing and devising work. They performed in devised show FLAPS Retouched (2017), and Ava collaborated on The PlayGround Collective’s Wellington Season of The Rime of The Modern Mariner, directed by Robin Kerr (2016). Frith was one of four writers of the original show, Bravado! (2016), directed by Nomi Cohen and Benjamin Henson, performed at ATC’s Next Big Thing festival.
Presented as part of Auckland Fringe Festival at Q Theatre from 20th February – 4th March 2018.
For the full programme visit www.aucklandfringe.co.nz
WHAT: Auckland Fringe Festival – Cool Behaviour
WHEN: 22nd – 24th February, 8.30pm
WHERE: Vault, Q Theatre
Tickets: $18 – $22