Short story: I am a comedian but more importantly Auckland's most eligible bachelesbian and founder of the term 'bachelesbian'.
Long story in third person: Freya Desmarais has been making theatre for about eight years, beginning her career as part of the acting company in the Australian Theatre for Young People's production, Craving in 2006.
In 2010 she debuted as a writer and director with There's So Much To Live For in the New Zealand Fringe Festival ("rich vein of humour" "riveting" "fresh and original") and as a producer with Wellington theatre-making tasting plate 6 Little Plays 4 Christchurch.
Around this time Freya had her watercolours exhibited as part of the fundraising exhibition Under the Rainbow at Thistle Hall Gallery in Wellington. Her artwork was featured on the cover of the Capital Times.
Desmarais proved her comedy writing and performing chops in 2012 writing and performing in the universally acclaimed Home / The Hilarious Comedy About How I Nearly Died But Didn't Then Learned A Lot About Life Afterward ("profound - and profoundly funny" "extraordinarily insightful" "mind-blowingly good" "honest, brave and captivating") Home played to critical and audience acclaim in Wellington, Auckland, Hamilton and at the end of 2013 completed a brand new production of the play in Germany, directed by Robert Niemetz.
Freya has also appeared in Corner Diary and Barefaced Stories, and competed in the 2014 Raw Comedy Quest and the Billy T Applicants Showcase at the Classic.
In late 2012 Desmarais began performing under the moniker boy wonderrr, producing various E.P.s and publishing them on Bandcamp and Soundcloud. In 2014 boy wonderrr was part of the line up for summer music festival Chronophonium.
In 2014 she collaborated with Uther Dean, co-writing Citizen Gef, co-producing the show for the 2014 New Zealand Fringe Festival with Slave Labour Productions.
Next up is LIVE ORGY which will be performed from the 9th to the 11th of February at The Basement in Auckland as part of the 2014 Auckland Fringe Festival and 2014 Auckland Pride Festival.
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