In a damp apartment somewhere on the fringes of Auckland, the largest city in New Zealand, six friends, roommates and comrades are in crisis. While on the surface they have similar political values, a protest action at Big Gay Out has left them divided, furious and unsure of what to do next. As political divisions are brought to a boil, so too are their personal lives, as this eclectic collective fights to make themselves heard.
Shortlisted in Playmarket’s Playwrights b4 25 competition 2019.
“'8 Reasonable Demands' is a rollicking great story centred on a significant message from our marginalised who struggle to be accepted and supported for being exactly who they are; vulnerable human beings.
“This high energy, 'sit on the edge of your seat' play is crafted written by Joni Nelson who has cleverly meshed a social commentary into rollicking great entertainment that you will enjoy and will make you think.
There are loads of laughs and surprises (who exactly is in the bathroom?) amongst the pathos and this story had me engrossed from the beginning to the end. A sign of a great play is when time flies. Time flew.” Monica Moore, Broadway World