Man Lessons: The Live Show
Performed by Adam Rohe / Film by Ben Sarten
A coming of age story that transcends the patriarchy, values wellbeing over sanity, and absolves you of the pressure to “just be yourself".
Over the past six years, a feature length documentary has been in production following Adam Rohe’s transition. In this brand-new live show, Rohe takes us through the wild and earnest behind-the-scenes.
Man Lessons is a bold, beautiful film by close friend and filmmaker Ben Sarten, who has followed Adam through doctor’s appointments, surgeries, psychosis, and the day-to-day.
Captivating storytelling and documentary that celebrates finding empowerment in the making of one’s self.
UPDATE: FRIDAY 19TH OF AUGUST PERFORMANCE AS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO CAST SICKNESS.
AUDIENCE CARE: Man Lessons contains scenes of mental distress, including dysphoria, anxiety, depression, psychosis, and suicidal ideation. It also contains minor nudity and reference to alcohol misuse.
Man Lessons: The Live Show was funded by Nōku te Ao: Like Minds with support from the Mental Health Foundation, and Wellington City Council’s Arts & Culture Fund.
You can read more about the making of Man Lessons the film on The Spinoff here.
Dramaturgy by Eve Gordon
Performed by Adam Rohe
Film by Ben Sarten
Produced by Eleanor Strathern