A musical that tells the universal story of a vibrant minority community on the brink of change, full of hopes, dreams and pressures, where the biggest struggles can be deciding which traditions you take with you, and which ones you leave behind.
Set in the Washington Heights neighbourhood of New York City - a place where the coffee is light and sweet, the windows are always open and the breeze carries the rhythm of three generations of music - “In The Heights” celebrates cultural identity, family, and most importantly, love.
Produced by STAGE RIGHT TRUST*, this is an American musical with concept, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegría Hudes.
*This is not an original production.
A project-based community engagement programme in collaboration with Ahipoutu Collective that empowers local whānau, hapū and iwi to extract their own stories - ancient wisdoms and everyday happenings - and transform them into highly engaging, innovative, meaningful cultural artefacts (visual and performance), creating new legends.
Research. Reimagine. Reclaim.
HE TOI KUPU - UHI TAI is a devised, bilingual theatre extravaganza that features waiata, dance, haka and authentic storytelling with monologue and poetry, as our taiohi* reclaim their story sovereignty.
Kia mataara, ka huri te tai - the tides are changing…
In collaboration with Te Wharekura o Mauao in Tauranga Moana, MATAATUA is a devised, bilingual theatre extravaganza that features singing, dance, haka and authentic storytelling and text (monologue and poetry), encouraging audiences to have faith in ourselves, find courage in the face of adversity, and take hold of the wisdom bestowed on us by those who came before.
FAITH. COURAGE. WISDOM.
Three 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.
TAKITIMU is the first ever full-scale production by Te Wharekura o Mauao at Baycourt, and is a devised, bilingual theatre extravaganza that features singing, dance, haka and authentic storytelling and text (monologue and poetry), encouraging audiences to
grab hold of the future, but always remember where
you come from.
KA WHAWHAI TONU MATOU!