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FRINGE 18: 5 mins with Sarah Green

Expect the unexpected as things aren’t always what they seem in the wonderful world of circus. From the sexy and powerful to the outright wacky, journey through a range of emotions as the Ladies of the Big Top reveal their true selves. We chat to producer, Sarah Green.

Is this your first Auckland Fringe?
Yes, we are really excited to experience the arts culture in another country. Everyone has been so incredibly welcoming and supportive.

Describe your show in three words or less…
Strong, sexy, quirky.

Fringe Festivals are known for the weird, wacky, and utterly wonderful – what’s the most bizzare thing you’ve come across during your Fringe history?
A lady playing the recorder with her lady parts is definitely near the top of the bizarre list.

What are your top 3 picks for Auckland Fringe?

  • Catacular – Because cats.
  • Shot Bro: Confessions of a Depressed Bullet – My background is in public health and I just finished an opening season of a production, Heartstring Tangle, that delves into mental health so this is right up my alley.
  • The Polar Bear Chronicles – Sounds like it is going to be odd in a spectacular kind of way.

Where will we find you during the festival?
Rehearsing in a circus space or at all of the shows.

What would we find if we raided your fridge?
Cat food and an aubergine. In the process of emptying it so I don’t come home to mouldy veggies next month!

Tell us about your spirit animal?
I took an internet quiz which thinks I’m a cat. My friends would probably agree with it.

“The cat is independent and curious. You may find that you are often drawn to darkness, wanting to uncover what hides within the unknown. You have vast life experiences that make you adventurous and emotionally deep.”

Word Association:
Fringe – Collaborative
Fridge – Empty
Auckland – Welcoming
Festival – Sleepless
Lights – Scene
Chocolate – Breakfast
Winter – Tour
Theatre – Life

Sarah Green performs in Ladies of the Big Top at TAPAC Thurs 22 – Sat 24 February as part of Auckland Fringe Festival. Buy tickets here.