NEW ZEALAND'S FOREMOST MĀORI THEATRE COMPANY.
Taki Rua produce, commission and develop theatre with a distinctively Māori voice. We collaborate with the brightest voices in our industry, touring productions both locally and internationally.
Since 1983, Taki Rua has been an arts industry leader – a creative rule breaker, continually evolving the definition of Māori theatre. We exist to connect our past and present and ensure Māori voices are heard worldwide.
Each year our team develop new works, supporting a range of talent and ensuring Māori theatre remains bold and contemporary. Our productions offer important contributions to New Zealand’s creative discourse, providing insight into the development of our nation.
Born from a traditional culture and adapting to a multicultural world, Taki Rua challenge audiences and artists to celebrate and share stories from our nation. Taki Rua explore the essence and perceptions of our place as the indigenous culture of Aotearoa.
Kahukura / Chief Executive
Appointed as Taki Rua’s Kahukura in August 2015, Tānemahuta has 25 years of experience in the performing arts with a Māori focus.
He has worked on and produced a range of productions, including Māui – One Man Against The Gods, Arohanui – The Greatest Love, Tiki Taane Mahuta, Kōwhiti Festival and WOW – World of WearableArt Awards.
Kaiwhakahaere Matua / General Manager
Pou Tikanga me Mātauranga Māori / Tikanga and Educational Manager
Pekaira Jude Rei
Kaiwhakahaere Hanga Hōtaka / Production Manager
Kaiwhakarite / Administration Manager
Ringa Āwhina Tāhūhū / Executive Assistant
Kaiāwhina Hanga Hōtaka / Production Assistant
Kaiwhakatairanga / Marketing and Communications Coordinator
Ngā Kaiurungi / Board Members