Kirikiriroa and Whāingaroa based creatives Cian Parker and Laura Haughey partner up again after their hit show Sorry For Your Loss, returning to The Meteor Theatre in Hamilton with a new work, All I See.
Parker explains, "All I See has been a continuation of the creative partnership between Laura and myself, since developing Sorry For Your Loss. I have been very fortunate to bring the seed of an idea to the collaborators and develop it into a full blown full show."
A special two-show-only season, All I See will be running at The Meteor on Thursday, July 15 and Friday, July 16 with 7pm performances.
"An ode to grief", All I See "explores the multi-dimensional experience of grief and loss".
When one gets rowdy with a cup of tea at 6pm, and the other is confident she has almost watched the whole of Netflix, describing their ideal best friend would not eventuate to each other. Yet, this friendship is the one solid thing they both can count on.
Despite an age difference stretching over 40 years, the two find companionship in the most unlikely of places – the graves of their meant-to-be life partners.
"…Parker finds her way into our hearts with both her words and her performance" — Victor Rodger, playwright, and screenwriter.
All I See is an original piece of theatre which has been developed through collaboration with a group of artists. It is directed and co-devised by Laura Haughey with choreography by Eddie Elliot and composition by Andy Duggan.
The show sees Parker (co-deviser and words by) join forces with performers Mihailo Ladevac (also a co-deviser and script adviser) and Bob Savea to bring this story to life with physical storytelling and music.
All I See premiered with a development season at Wellington's Circa Theatre as part of Kia Mau Festival in June 2021.
"It was a beautiful place for us to premiere the show. It also gave us the opportunity to continue to work on it as we saw it evolve in front of audiences," says co-creator and performer Parker.
"Bringing it home now means we have had a season to continue to develop the piece, and we are confident in the piece we have discovered."
What: All I See
When: July 15 and 16
Where: The Meteor, Hamilton
Tickets: themeteor.co.nz, $25 Adult, $20 Concession, $18 Group 5+