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Whakarongo Mai - Playreadings Weekend 1

A weekend of new plays for tamariki.


Join us in celebrating and supporting the development of these two new works from Māori playwrights for young audiences.

Friday 1 October | 7pm

Tangaroa-whakapau, Mahuru


Hoki Wairua Mai
by Baylee Watene-Kay (Ngāti Porou, Ngāti Whātua, Ngāti Hine)


A new Te Reo Māori theatre work for young audiences that sees twins Waiata and Hāparangi race against time to deliver the loneliest man in Hawaiki to the birth of his 100th moko.

Director: Amber Curreen

Dramaturge: Tainui Tukiwaho

Saturday 2 October | 7pm

Tangaroa Whāriki Kiokio, Mahuru

Atarangi: Morning Sky 
by Tom Knowles

Atarangi: Morning Sky explores the Māori myth of creation, Ranginui and Papatūānuku, through the eyes of a young New Zealand teenager in 2021, finding parallels from the myth to her modern day life. An Aotearoa Reggae-Roots musical extravaganza exploring where we each come from.

Director: Tainui Tukiwaho
Dramaturge: Albert Belz

Attending Whakarongo Mai Play Readings: 

Friday 1 October 2021 and Saturday 2 October 2021 | 7pm

This event will be available as a digital arts experience. Register below for more information. 

Register to Attend 
Whakarongo Mai Play Readings


Please register below to attend and we will be in touch to confirm details for this digital theatre event. 

Which Whakarongo Mai Play Reading would you like to attend?

Ngā mihi, we will be in touch with more information!


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