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Shemaia Meleane Dixon is a Wellington based disabled creative. Shemaia is originally from Christchurch where they grew up in a Tongan family. Shemaia studied theatre as a child and attended Hagley Theatre company for two years before moving to Wellington where they are pursuing a Bachelor of Arts with a double major in history and theatre. As Shemaia is queer, Tongan and was born with Cerebral Palsy, they are fiercely passionate about representation in the arts.

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CONFESSIONS OF A SLEEPWALKING INSOMNIAC

Wellington

08/09/2022 - 09/06/2024

"Writing, acting and directing blend perfectly..

"Uses humour and pathos to gently guide us towards seeing complexity..

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The Best of Wet Soup

Wellington

07/03/2024 - 08/03/2024

"Chaotic fun to cleanse the pallet and keep you laughing..

Pane Provocations

Wellington

06/03/2024 - 09/03/2024

"Beautiful, relatable and emotional – generating a necessary conversation..

JIMMY

Wellington

05/03/2024 - 07/03/2024

"A beautiful tribute to a man who is very loved..

Good To Be Here: A Standup Comedy Show

Wellington

04/03/2024 - 06/03/2024

"Relatable mix of comedic and more serious personal elements..

“What did you do in the War, Daddy?”

Wellington

29/02/2024 - 03/03/2024

"Feels like a priceless yet unpolished jewel..

Some Regrets

Wellington

25/02/2024 - 26/02/2024

"Infectious personality, genuinely and naturally very funny, lights up the room..

The Man from Gonville and other adventures in Tinderland

Wellington

22/02/2024 - 25/02/2024

"Refreshing, relatable and engaging..

Whore's Eye View

Wellington

20/02/2024 - 24/02/2024

"Salted with humour and expressive pauses..

"Historical, comedic, personal, engaging and informative..

Piper Blaster: Dairy Queen

Wellington

16/02/2024 - 18/02/2024

"A wonderful mix of rural charm and opulence..

Marc & Marisha Time Travel Wellington!

Wellington

23/10/2023 - 09/03/2024

"A wonderfully abnormal show that provides a unique experience..

"An engaging and immersive audio tour through time, wrapped in humour..

Exes and Nos

Wellington

16/02/2024 - 17/02/2024

"Warm, inviting and entertaining with an abundance of potential..

No Hetero

Wellington

16/02/2024 - 17/02/2024

"Beautifully familiar to a queer audience and insightful for a heterosexual audience..

We, The Outsiders

Wellington, Dunedin

31/01/2024 - 17/03/2024

"Contends with the Responsibility of Staging Real Stories..

"Some stories are happy, some are sad, all are important..

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Limbo

Wellington

17/01/2024 - 20/01/2024

"Fantastic chemistry and engaging flow..

Can I Get an Underground Location and a Mythical Creature?

Wellington

14/10/2023 - 14/10/2023

"Entertaining for avid players and those who know nothing about Dungeons and Dragons..

Farce Onion: A Spoons Out Mystery

Wellington

13/10/2023 - 13/10/2023

"“A testament to the genre that leaves me laughing until my ribs hurt”..

The Solarpunk Archives

Wellington

12/10/2023 - 12/10/2023

"A breath of fresh air that leaves you both relaxed and empowered for environmental change..

Double Dipping: Queen and Friend / The Mechanical

Wellington

11/10/2023 - 11/10/2023

"Together they create one hysterically high spirited experience..

5 SLICES OF ANOTHER LIFE – Development Season

Wellington

21/09/2023 - 24/09/2023

"Forces audiences to think while laughing until they cry..

Flutter

Wellington

15/09/2023 - 17/09/2023

"Delightful, informative and entertaining for young and old alike..

"Important to everyone and especially relevant now..

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