By Tusiata Avia
Directed By Anapela Polata'ivao
Produced By Victor Roger
Fierce, furious and fabulously unforgiving, this is a theatrical blockbuster from the team behind the internationally acclaimed Wild Dogs Under My Skirt.
A Samoan woman explains how to be in a room full of white people. A group of dusky maidens imagine committing acts of violence against James Cook. A voluptuous Pasifika powerhouse refuses to be shamed into silence by the surgeon who casually attacks her for her size.
New Zealand-Samoan poet Tusiata Avia became the first female Pasifika poet to win the Ockham Book Award for Poetry in 2021 with her clear-eyed examination of colonisation and the continually thorny subject of race in Aotearoa. Aligned with the visionary direction of Anapela Polata’ivao, expect a pulse-quickening encounter with words and images you won’t easily forget.
A sold-out smash hit at this year’s Auckland Arts Festival. Don’t miss it.
"Honest, disruptive and empowering" - THEATRESCENES"
"A production of unparalleled excellence" - THE SPINOFF
Originally Commissioned By Auckland Arts Festival
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