Pākeha Skin, Māori Blood | Still Friends?

Kōanga Rangatahi Play Readings
Kōanga Festival 2022


Te Pou Theatre’s Kōanga Festival presents readings of two new works for the stage by Rangatahi playwrights, developed over our Kōanga Festival Playwrights Programme 2022 by Waitahi McGee and Fabian MacGregor & Alex Medland.


Pākeha Skin, Māori Blood is a new work co-written by Alex Medland and Fabian MacGregor. In this work, Tama and Grace are two Pākehā presenting tangata whenua attempting to feel accepted while navigating a white camouflage they cannot remove. Pākehā Skin, Māori Blood is a work based on the lived experience of inhabiting a space between Māori and Pākehā and is for anyone who has felt like they aren’t Māori enough.


Still Friends..? By Waitahi McGee  follows the story of two youths about to graduate high school. They’ve been best friends since day dot and now, they’re realising their wants are moving them in separate directions… Do they communicate how they truely feel? or continue and hope for the best?


See Full Kōanga Programme.


Tīkiti | Tickets

Tickets available via iTicket

$20 GA
$15 Concession (Student, kaumātua)


Tickets are only available to book online – there will not be a box office at the venue to book tickets.


Please book your tickets online before you arrive at the theatre.


Online booking is open up until showtime in case you have left booking a ticket to the last minute.


Taenga | Arrival

This central location is close to public transport links.

Parking is available outside the venue, Aotea Centre carpark is very close.

Whakatapoko | Accessibility

Unfortunately Basement Studio is not wheelchair accessible. The Studio is accessed up a narrow flight of stairs.


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Kōwhiori-19 | Covid-19 info

Basement Theatre have Covid-19 guidelines all ticket holders must follow:


✅  We are currently requiring all audience members to have a valid Vaccine Pass. If you have an expired Vaccine Pass, we recommend that you request a new pass from mycovidrecord.health.nz


😷  Masks must be worn in all inside spaces. You are welcome to remove them when seated to drink and eat!


🎟  Please book your tickets online before you arrive at the theatre, as there will not be a box office at the venue. You will be able to book tickets online right up until showtime


⭐  Head into the theatre when doors open to cut down on crowding in the bar


🏠  If you have any COVID-19 symptoms or have been required to isolate, please stay home. We don’t want you to miss out, so go to the bottom of this page for details on what you can do with your ticket


✈️ If you hold an international Vaccine Pass we will happily accept this – just show this upon your arrival!


See more information on Basement Theatre’s website about their Vaccine Pass Requirement, Covid Prevention Measures and Ticket Policy.


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