KŪPAPA by Nicola Kāwana
Whakaari Matihiko - a digital theatre experience
Sunday 3 October 7pm - Saturday 9 October 2021
Mātakitaki Mai | Whakarongo Mai
TĪKITI: $10 | Duration: 50mins
"thought-provoking, urgent, dramatic, funny and extremely moving" Theatrescenes, July 2021
This Kōanga Festival, we invite you to this audio visual online experience of KŪPAPA, the debut play by acclaimed actress Nicola Kāwana.
KŪPAPA was presented at Te Pou Theatre as part of Matariki this year. Now is your chance to watch the digital version as Kāwana takes us into the mind, the heart and the soul of controversial figure Lucy "Takiora" Lord.
In 1868, Lord returns to her turangawaewae to work alongside the militia in the Taranaki Land Wars. Fiercely independent and ambitious, Lucy lives outside the expectations for women of her time. She is determined to define her place to stand, on her terms. But at what cost? KŪPAPA is not a story of redemption or condemnation, it's a story of humanity. The story of Lucy Lord has been told by men for generations. It's time for wāhine to do her justice.
This whakaari is intended to be experienced in the comfort of your own whare, listening to the evocative script by Nicola Kāwana which is accompanied by a filmic interpretation of the live performance. This is an audio forward experience that is accompanied by a moving portraiture style filmic interpretation of the live performance which bring forward moments of connection, motifs, movement and tableau and showcases the beautiful artwork, design and performances of our KŪPAPA theatre makers.
Recommendations for the experience:
- Device, viewing in landscape and full screen
So, brew a yourself a tea in your favourite pot, settle in to your favourite spot with your device and headphones for this audio and visual experience of Kūpapa by Nicola Nāwana available until midnight 9 October 2021
Te Pou Theatre would like to thank Theresa Gattung, Creative New Zealand and Foundation North who supported this project.
Te whānau o KŪPAPA
Kaituhi: Nicola Kāwana
Ringatohu: Erina Daniels
Ringatohu (Whakaari matihiko): Amber Curreen
Kaiwhakaari: Renaye Tamati, Lana Garland, Nicola Kāwana
Kaihanga: Jane Hakaraia
Mātanga whakaari: Gary Henderson
Kaiwhakarite oro: Paige Pomana
Kaiwhakahaere atamira/ kaiwhakaari: Teiaro Taikato
Kaiwhakahaere whakaari: Amber Curreen, Chloe Weavers
Kaiwhakahaere hanga whakaari: Lucie Everett-Brown
Ringatoi (Sand Artist): Marcus Winter
Kaitautoko kakahu: Marion Prebble
Kaihopuata: Komako Silver
Audio Recording: Crescendo Studios
Photography: Andie Crown Photography
KŌANGA FESTIVAL & EVENT KAITAUTOKO
Supported by Theresa Gattung