“What right do I have to call myself Māori? I don’t look Māori, I wasn’t raised Māori. To the outside eye, I’m your regular, pale skinned kiwi”
Created and performed by actor and comedian Hayley Sproull, Vanilla Miraka is a fast paced one woman comedy that combines theatrical performance, stand-up comedy and music to tell the story of a wāhine grappling with her whakapapa, her identity and her place in multi-cultural Aotearoa.
This Wellington season is presented by Taki Rua Productions as part of its development programme.... info
Part fairy-tale, part thriller and part coming age story, Putorino Hill follows Whiti’s journey into the complexities of manhood, love and his battle to hold onto the ones he’s lost.
Set against a backdrop of the rural and almost deserted Reinga township we are thrust into the everyday and supernatural events that have informed Whiti’s path through life. Audiences will be transported into Whiti’s magical and sometimes nightmarish world, a world of taongapūoro, ancient battles, of patupaiarehe, prophetic visions and miracle healings.
2014 sees Taki Rua revisit our Te Reo Māori Season kaupapa for the 19th year.
This year's whakaari - Ngunguru I Te Ao I Te Po tells the story of the children of Tangaroa, of a place where the waves ceaselessly roll in and the tides ebb and flow to the rhythm of the moon.
Our story takes tamariki on an adventure into the oceanic depths, rocky shore lines and pristine beaches of East Coast Aotearoa. Here in the heart of Te Moananui a Kiwa we meet five ocean creatures, following them as they reveal the beauty of their watery home and then on as they battle an ... info
20 years after it burst onto the stages of the world, writer John Broughton’s iconic piece of Kiwi theatre returns.
Michael James Manaia is a poignant story about a New Zealand man who, after returning from the Vietnam War, finds himself at odds with his culture, his history and his memories. Packed full of dynamic theatrical action and colourful characters, we follow his journey through childhood, family, love, grief, violence, conflict and passion.
After premiering at Wellington’s Downstage Theatre in 1991, this heart-wrenching One-man show went on to th... info