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Te Tangi a te Tūī

Auckland

01/03/2024 - 10/03/2024

"We want more decolonial theatre..

"Te Tangi a te Tūī transcends language and leaves us in a state of blissful awe...

This Room is an Island

Auckland

02/02/2024 - 04/02/2024

"Unequivocal determined vision..

"Part immersive performance, part remembrance, 'This Room is an Island' invites us to witness and to become vulnerable...

Tales of an Urban Indian

Auckland

11/01/2024 - 14/01/2024

"'Tales of an Urban Indian' superbly conceived, stunningly written, and uncompromising in its delivery...

Wrestling with Wregret

Auckland

14/11/2023 - 18/11/2023

"Wilson-Kokiri disrupts the fourth wall and opens the door to the possible..

PETER PAKA PARATENE

Wellington, Auckland

06/09/2017 - 08/06/2021

"E te Rangatira Rawiri he mihi atu mo to mahi …..

"Ask the Paka Anything..

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TE WAKA HUIA

Auckland, Whangarei, , Kerikeri

17/08/2017 - 30/09/2017

"The wairua of the production is conveyed with care..

"Grief and Belonging..

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WITHSTAND

Auckland

18/07/2017 - 21/07/2017

"Mixed quality and no resolution..

LARGER THAN LIFE an adventure of epic proportions

Palmerston North, Wellington, Auckland

08/06/2017 - 01/07/2017

"A real trip down memory lane..

"Hilarious and poignant cultural, historical and socio-political reverie..

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The Snot Gobbler

Auckland

22/03/2017 - 19/04/2017

"Very inventive and beautifully styled..

Elephants / Welfare / Duty – The Musical

Auckland

08/03/2017 - 11/03/2017

"Poor staging dilutes the messages..

THE BLACK ORCHID PARADISA

Auckland

02/03/2017 - 04/03/2017

"Thematic links add satisfying depth..

PARDON ME ALAN TURING

Auckland, Wellington

21/02/2017 - 04/03/2018

"Offers an absorbing perspective on a shameful past and perplexing present..

"Reflecting the space that remains between intention and resolution..

PROOF

Auckland, Palmerston North

26/10/2016 - 11/11/2017

"A lovely play, wonderfully told..

"Intelligent, funny, hip and a joy to watch..

LOST GIRLS

Auckland

28/09/2016 - 01/10/2016

"Timely exposé of macho environment..

Strange and Wonderful Programme B

Auckland

23/09/2016 - 25/09/2016

"Impressive scripts..

Strange and Wonderful Programme A

Auckland

22/09/2016 - 25/09/2016

"Considerable scope and potential..

SHOT BRO – Confessions of a Depressed Bullet

Auckland, Wellington, Tauranga, Kaikohe, Wairarapa, Dunedin, Invercargill

09/06/2016 - 09/05/2019

"Confronting and hard but also a safe space in which to explore the ugly realities of mental health..

"Funny, powerful, demanding..

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SHAM

Auckland

31/05/2016 - 04/09/2016

"Masterful characterisations the lynchpin..

"Plenty to warm the belly in tasty feud..

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YOURS TRULY

Auckland, Waiheke Island, Hamilton

26/02/2016 - 16/07/2016

"Superior literary flourishes..

"Definitive horrific exposé..

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PURAPURAWHETŪ

Auckland

06/07/2016 - 16/07/2016

"It is the Mana that shines through..

"One of New Zealand’s most absorbing plays..

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