Fresh off the Page - What Have You Become?

'What Have You Become?' by Bala Murali Shingade

“What’s wrong with it?" “We have to make it more... Indian.”

The surprise arrival of their grandparents forces a dysfunctional Indian New Zealand family to front an image painted by expectation - that of a normal, happy Indian family. In the ensuing weekend chaos, secrets are spilled, relationships are broken and true identities are revealed.

'What Have You Become?' is an ensemble family dramedy that hopes to explore questions around identity and culture in the context of contemporary Auckland, Aotearoa New Zealand.

Fresh off the Page presents the fourth live reading in our series of new and original plays this year:

'What Have You Become?' by Bala Murali Shingade

Thanks to Creative New Zealand, Playmarket New Zealand, Basement Theatre, Equity New Zealand and Unitec Department of Performing & Screen Arts.