28 Feb 2021

Jason Muir turns a building site into a theatre

From Standing Room Only, 1:31 pm on 28 February 2021

A central Wellington building site is being converted into a cross between a sports arena and a theatre, with live commentary on what's happening on site.

The Builder's Fringe is the creation of Jason Muir, who for the past few years has been offering free haircuts in return for conversations about politics in his show Political Cutz.

This time the performer and professional hairdresser is focused on big cranes and earthworks, encouraging people to look more closely at the ever increasing number of buildings sites throughout the city.

Jason tells Lynn Freeman that building sites are full of drama if you look closely enough.

The Builders' Fringe starts this Wednesday at the Victoria Lane Apartment site in Wellington as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival.