PROJECTS

Two jam-packed, 6-day Māori Theatre 

workshops integrated with Māori mindfulness 

practices, acting, dance, haka & waiata with 

some of Aotearoa’s finest tutors. Each wānanga will end with an epic showcase performance weaving tradition with contemporary mahi toi celebrating rangatahi Māori realities & Tauranga Moana pūrakau.

 

An exciting collaboration between Moana Moko Creative Natives and Tuatara Collective, this is an opportunity for our Tauranga Moana rangatahi (14-21yrs) to fully realise their aspirations in the performing arts, & gain vital skills & techniques to tell our Māori stories authentically.

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MĀORI

THEATRE

WĀNANGA

It is COVID19 lockdown - only essential services are allowed.

To keep up the demand of the panicked and chaotic shoppers who raid the store of essential items daily, a night-shift has been established by Fresh Choice management to restock the shelves.

4 South Auckland employees volunteer to take on these new shifts to avoid having to deal with crazy customers. However, they soon realise that dealing with crazy customers is far better than having to deal with each other for 9 hours straight.

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FRESH

CHOICE

WITH THESE

HANDS

WITH THESE HANDS is a devised multilingual, multidisciplinary work that follows a young tuahine (girl) navigating her ‘special gift’ in a series of spiritual encounters. After a Western mental health disorder diagnosis, her ghosts are determined to ensure she rightfully is acknowledged as a tōhunga.

 

Featuring text in English, Te Reo Māori, Samoan - contemporary dance and hip-hop, Pasifika siva and taualuga, and haka - and the music of Ria Hall, Maisey Rika and other contemporary artists. 

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OVER MY DEAD BODY:

LITTLE BLACK BITCH

LITTLE BLACK BITCH is an Adam NZ Play Award-winning play by Jason Te Mete that blends mythology, waiata and black comedy.

 

When Matiu took his own life, his little dog Toto took off with the suicide note. The whole community has been turned upside down...

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OVER MY DEAD BODY:

A flat-warming party on 30th November - the eve of World AIDS Day. Three strangers have turned up, uninvited. As they drag the skeletons out of the closet, the new tenants realise they are more intricately connected with the past than they ever imagined. 

 

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UNINVITED

OVER MY DEAD BODY:

2020 Tuatara Collective

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