GIRL YOU WANT
It’s 1983. Jess is 17. Her teenage rebellion is a wild roller-coaster ride through Auckland’s underground ‘80s scene, culminating in a crisis that changes the course of her life. Tessa Mitchell effortlessly plays herself, her teen alter-ego, and a cast of 10 colourful characters. This multi-media extravaganza promises a wild romp through 1980s counter-culture you won’t forget.
Personal and unapologetic, this semi-autobiographical ride written by Tessa Mitchell is a rumination on memory, teenage rebellion and female rites of passage.
The show draws on text from her original collaboration I Wanna Be Na Nah Na Nah Nah which received The Auckland Fringe Award.
‘Tessa’s open-hearted warmth and relaxed, frank expression is effortlessly captivating and highly entertaining.’
‘In under an hour, Mitchell covers more emotional ground than most shows do in 90 minutes.’
Written and performed by Tessa Mitchell
Directed by Chris Jannnides (NZ), Prue Cunningham (NZ) and Vanessa Chapple (AU)
Lighting design by Jason Crick
Image by Prue Cunningham