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Tāne Rore is a devised, bilingual theatre experience with authentic storytelling by 7 BIPOC male-identifying performers. Scattered with music, songs, dance elements including contemporary fused with hip-hop, Pasifika dance, as well as mau rākau and haka, and text (monologue and poetry), Basement Theatre audiences are in for a powerful and moving experience showcasing the immense mana of our incredibly talented rangatahi. 


Tāne Rore is the sequel to highly-acclaimed ensemble project Hine Te Rēhia presented during the inaugural HAU Festival 2022.


Directed and designed by Jason Te Mete, the mastermind behind outstanding Basement productions Over My Dead Body: Little Black Bitch, Uninvited, Fresh Choice, and With These Hands, as well as Tauranga hits Takitimu, Mataatua and He Toi Kupu Uhi Tai.

Production Information

Audition Dates:

Tuesday 14th May 2024, Auckland

Thursday 16th May 2024, Tauranga

Performance Dates:

Tuesday 29th October - Saturday 2nd November 2024

Venue: Basement Theatre, Auckland

DIRECTOR: Jason Te Mete



What we are looking for:

7 x BIPOC male-identifying actors (16+ yrs) who are excellent storytellers, and have confidence singing and dancing (including hip-hop, contemporary, kapa haka and Pasifika movement).


This is a devised modern theatrical experience, with complex narratives -  pūrakau, historic fact-based accounts, and original writing - weaved together using Te Reo Māori, English and other Pasifika languages. It is very high energy and requires emotional range for drama and comedy.


We are particularly interested in performers who are fluent speakers of Te Reo Māori or other Pasifika languages, and we welcome gender-diverse actors to apply.

Click the link below to request an Audition Pack with more information.


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