"I certify that the above is as literal a translation of the Treaty of Waitangi as the idiom of the language will admit of." Henry Williams  

 

- Wow, right? 

 

Inspired by this cover-note to the "first" and worst attempt at lawful cohesion between Māori and Pākeha, six Māori playwrights present a collection of imaginative and satirical short plays.

WHYTANGI is a fun and cheeky bilingual collection that respond to this ratchet assessment of te reo Māori, the perils of translation, the impact of our treaty partnership and also - what would it be like if the tables were turned?!

 

This collection of short works, originally conceived for the stage will be presented in short digital theatre experiences, offering different opportunities to engage with theatre at a distance.

All Whytangi?? shows are free to watch and listen to. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and Youtube to see all releases.

WHYTANGI?? DIGITAL PROGRAMME

KAIWHAKAARI | Cast

Baylee Watene-Kay

Ngāpuhi, Ngati Porou

Mataara Stokes

Ngati Hine

Tuakoi Ohia 

Ngāti Hine, Te Atiawa, Te Arawa,  Tanui waka,   Mataatua Waka

Tyler Wilson-Kōkiri

Ngati Porou

RELEASED 3 SEPTEMBER 2020

The Chosen Ones by Albert Belz

It is 4000 years from now only Māori survive, but why and how? Belz takes ridiculous theories of the past waaaaay into the future to reflect on today.

Radio Play available on our Kōanga Festival Podcast

  • Spotify

RELEASED 10 SEPTEMBER 2020

ID10M by Antonio Te Maioha

Te Maioha shoves a new lens in our face through which we can literally re-view the treaty throughthe story of The Three Little Pigs.

Premiere on Facebook and available through Te Pou social media channels:

  • Facebook
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  • Instagram
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RELEASED 14 - 20 SEPTEMBER 2020

Willie’s Wānanga on Wheels by Amber Curreen

Welcome to a te reo Māori tipi haere on the Northern Express, Tāmaki Makaurau to Te Reinga with ol Willie.

See page for all episodes, and available through Te Pou social media channels:

  • Facebook
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  • Instagram

RELEASED 18 SEPTEMBER 2020

A Little Brown Lie by Annette Morehu

In Morehu’s fun new short work, Aroha enlists her reo speaking bestie KC to help her snag Mr. Tika online with unintended consequences.

Premiere on Facebook and available through Te Pou social media channels:

  • Facebook
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  • Instagram

RELEASED 23 SEPTEMBER 2020

Found in Translation by Tainui Tukiwaho
Tukiwaho brings together Puhi and Pioneer i ngā wā o mua; The pitfalls of translation cannot this love thwart.

Premiere on Facebook and available through Te Pou social media channels:

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  • Instagram
 
 
 
 
 

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