“Family will always be there”………won’t they?!
But what if they disapprove of you, die, or end with your generation?

Blood Relative is an inter-generational play about love, be-longing, loss, and the tension between the expectations we have for families and our our capacity to satisfy them.

With wry humour and great tenderness Ren (of “ZE”!) dramatizes their memories as a 26-year-old lesbian named ‘Michelle’ care-taking her 100-year-old grandmother while struggling with a critical mother and a pain disease that may already have rendered Michelle infertile.

Disappointed by her expectations for a biological legacy and bond, Ren (formerly Michelle) must examine the power to re-define and re-build ‘family’ for themselves.

Times & Dates:
11-14 July @ 7pm

Presented by Zir Productions with the support of Creative NZ, Whangarei District Council, and Creative Northland.
Original Production Directed by Stuart Devenie
Written and Performed by award-winning poet/performer Ren Lunicke

Nominated for the NZ Fringe Development Award 2018.

⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ ⭐ 5 / 5 – Perth Happenings

“The delivery of these controversial topics was exceptional….I found this show to be one of the most touching that, I have seen in many months.” – Independent Theatre Association

“powerful and insightful…a must see for anyone who has ever felt like they don’t belong.” -The Queer Av

Note: This serves as a prequel to “Ze” and answers the question of how Ren’s relationship with their family is going.

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