28 Feb 2021

A new play explores the Kiwi-Filipino experience

From Standing Room Only, 2:49 pm on 28 February 2021

Filipino-Kiwi playwright Kiya Basabas hopes her upcoming show will encourage more from her community to write their stories for the stage.

Potluck centres on three Filipino families who come together for a potluck dinner.  19 year old University student Lynda and her Pākehā boyfriend have a secret which makes it an anxious hour for them.

Identity, sacrifice and the immigrant experience are all themes explored in the play.

Lynn Freeman spoke to Kiya Basabas and to Fergielyn Catayoc who stars as Lynda.

Potluck premieres at Wellington's Gryphon Theatre on March the 9th as part of the New Zealand Fringe Festival.