TE POU WHAKAARI 2021
"Tiro whakamuri, kia anga whakamua"
look to the past to move into the future
While in 2021 Te Pou is still building into its fine future self, we are beyond excited to be able to throw the doors open for live presentation with a programme of works that encourage us to look to the past to move forward into the future. We have an exciting programme of whakaari at our new Te Pou Tokomanawa Theatre as well as on tour through Tāmaki Makaurau and Te Tai Tokerau that looks back and celebrates the lives of tupuna, kaumātua and explores new ways to honour ngā mahi ā Rēhia through contemporary performing arts.
PETER PAKA PARATENE
17 - 24 APRIL 2021
We open Te Pou Tokomanawa Theatre with this musical, cheeky look through the round window into Rawiri Paratene’s extraordinary life and career.
Presented in partnership with Te Rēhia Theatre Company. Written by Rawiri Paratene, musical direction by John Gibson
18 - 22 MAY 2021
Welcome to Racists Anonymous - Bringing people together to tear racism apart.
An immersive satirical experience conceived and directed by Tainui Tukiwaho
3 - 10 JULY 2021
“Do you see before you a woman of no consequence?”
The debut stage-play from Nicola Kawana, giving voice to her tūpuna, infamous Kūpapa, Lucy “Takiora” Lord
Directed by Erina Daniels