October 30, 2006

Taki Rua Productions Press Release

"Bringing together te ao Mâori and the art of theatre to create a powerful Mâori Voice for Aotearoa and the world."

Taki Rua Productions Proudly Presents

Māori Theatre Hui, 2006

At Downstage Theatre, Wellington
Saturday, November 4, 2006
9am – 4.30pm

E nga mana, e nga reo, e nga karanga,
maha huri noa i te motu.
Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa!

Celebrate contemporary Mâori theatre in Aotearoa, New Zealand!  Five major panels will take place throughout the day.  From the perspectives of the emerging to the established, from playwrights to directors, producers to actors, with a focus on local, national and global theatre!

Hosted by Taki Rua Productions and joined by Mâori production houses Tihi Limited, Te Ao Marama and Tawata Productions, the Mâori Theatre Hui, 2006, will feature the best of theatre talent, including Briar Grace-Smith, Hone Kouka, Tanemahuta Gray, George Henare, Katie Wolfe, Rachel House, Miriama McDowell, Murray Lynch, Tanea Heke, Albert Belz, Carla van Zon, David Inns and many more, sharing their work and experiences.

Invitations are warmly extended to one and all, the Mâori Theatre Hui, 2006, is a day for theatre practitioners, theatre lovers, theatre students, theatre masters, friends and whanau to celebrate the future of contemporary Mâori Theatre in Aotearoa, New Zealand and the world!

Registration Fees Apply: $20 (Before Nov. 1, 2006); $30 (After Nov. 1, 2006). Registrations will be accepted on the day. Lunch included! Māori Theatre Hui, Downstage Theatre, Wellington. Saturday, November 4, 2006, 9am – 4.30pm

For more information regarding the Mâori Theatre Hui, 2006, please do not hesitate to contact Co-Producers Miria George or Challen Wilson, Taki Rua Productions, kaihauautuauaha@takirua.co.nz, 04 385 3107.

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