Aimée Borlase (Ōtautahi Christchurch)
Do you feel like life is a to-do list you forgot to start? Are you approaching 35 and unsure if you can call yourself a grown-up? Aimée is here to save you from your existential angst with a cheat sheet to graduating the University of Life.
By now, Aimée thought she’d be married to Olivia Wilde with a large collection of Oscars on the mantlepiece and a brood of talented offspring. Instead, she’s a single stand-up comedian with a large collection of houseplants competing for space with her flatmate’s thrifted crockery.
In her debut solo show, Aimée uses her wit, a ukulele, and some rather unconventional Girl Scout badges, to show you that anyone can be a Grown-Up, if you just tweak the rules a little.
“Intelligent, funny, smack-in-the-face at just the right moment, poignant, moving and just plain exceptional!” – Ari, audience member
BiMillennial Woman is a one-woman musical comedy show about finding loopholes to becoming a grown-up. It touches on subjects including identity, queer coming-of-age, feminism, neurodiversity, and mental health. BiMillennial Woman is ultimately an exploration of what it means to be a queer, millennial-aged woman, to have crossed the boundaries from one millennium to another and to have navigated the changing ideologies of those times: the patriarchal ideals of the 20th Century meeting the Have-It-All age of the 21st.
Aimée is a qualified thespian and experienced musical comedian based in Ōtautahi (Christchurch). She has been performing on stage and screen for over 18 years. Aimée’s comedy career began in Whakatū in 2019 and she tested the waters of musical comedy at the 2022 Nelson Fringe Scratch Nights, finding her new favourite form of artistic expression.
You can also see Aimée performing with Jess D’Ath in (Not) Cancelled on Sat 23 March at 6:00pm; and the all-woman comedy line-up Leaning In with Molly Wilkin, Troubadette and Sarah O’Connell on on Fri 22 March at 6:00pm.
One Night Only!
Awards BiMillennial Woman premiered at the Nelson Fringe Festival 2023, where it was nominated for Best in Fest, the Development Award, Best Design, and Best Solo Performer.
Warnings Language, Audience interaction