I want to be a strong, and unquestioned leader. I want to be the assumed first string of my touch team and while I’m there, I want to ‘One Up’ the boys. I want to be uncompromising but entirely forgiven because of my exuberant charisma. I want to kick around the house in my boxer shorts. I want to be the hero and feel proud. I want to be the villain and feel proud. I Wanna be Mark Wahlberg.
Created and performed by Melody Rachel with mentorship from Julia Croft as part of Basement Theatre’s Ideas in Residence 2020 programme.
Playing as part of Pride Festival 2021 and made possible by Pride & Spark Empowerment Initiative, and funding support from Auckland Council’s Creative Communities Scheme.