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Let's Support Our Creatives

Let's Support Our Creatives

Times are tough for our gigging and performing whānau - With covid about many gigs and shows are either cancelled, delayed or reduced in numbers. We've selected a number of fantastic shows from BATS Theatre this week. Our creative people need our support! 
"BATS vision is to light-up lives through our work. We do this by identifying and realising the value BATS brings to its whānau, and developing new and dynamic ways to co-create. Through the meeting of digital and live art, bolstering BATS as a hub of creativity and showcasing diverse festival activity we support career sustainability and wellbeing for all.."

PRESENTING... THE TIWHAS

GHOSTLIGHT PRODUCTIONS

Presenting... The Tiwhas! Wellington's new drag girl group, made up of local takatāpui talent. The Tiwhas present an evening filled with all your favourite hit songs from the 70s, 80s, 90s and today.

Showcasing live vocals, choreography, costumes, waiata Māori, this show has it all. Don't worry! We haven't forgot the lipsyncs either! Whatever you do, don't miss it!

Ghostlight Productions returns to Wellington Fringe Festival after 2021's sold out production of Just A Taste. Ghostlight Productions are proud to be supporting local indigenous and queer talent. Everyone in the team on and off the stage for Presenting... The Tiwhas! identifies as either queer, Maori - or both!

Creative Team

Produced by Ghostlight Productions
The Tiwhas - Jthan, Slay West, Venus
BVs - Kree Matthews, Joe Mara and Allison Whitelaw
Pianist - Hayden Taylor

 

THE GHOST SHOW

OH THAT THEATRE COMPANY

A new queer comedy musical about the perils of love, cheap secondhand toasters, and waiting until it’s too late.

Eliza's happy flatting with her best friend Violet. She’s just waiting for the perfect moment to tell Violet that she’s a little bit completely in love with her. But when a late night snack mission goes tragically awry, Eliza discovers that she and Violet have been sharing their flat with three ghosts - and she has just become the fourth.

Oh That Theatre Company is a new team of emerging artists passionate about theatre that reflects our own lives and experiences. Our kaupapa is to create stories that are joyful, whimsical and exciting, and that represent our identities and selves in positive and uplifting ways.

 

MOKOMOKO

BY SHERILEE KAHUI

How do you heal from intergenerational trauma as the result of a genocide that people refuse to acknowledge? Asking for a friend…

 

Moko is stuck between a rock and a hard place. She feels that a stronger grounding in her identity will help her heal from personal trauma, but the more she learns, the more she finds there’s so much work to do. Join Moko on her quest to discover the truth of her origin story, and help her to stay on the path to becoming the wahine toa she was born to be.

With a Māori led team, presented in partnership with BATS Theatre as their final Co-Production under CNZ's Adaptation fund 2021, our rōpū hopes you'll join us to tautoko this insightful mahi.

I WANT WĀHINE MĀORI TO COME AND FEEL SEEN, HEARD AND EMPOWERED. THIS SHOW IS FOR US. I WANT TĀNE MĀORI TO LISTEN AND ENJOY THE LOLS BUT ALSO TAKE AWAY THAT THEY NEED TO HAVE OUR BACKS. I WANT OUR PĀKEHĀ AND TAUIWI MATES TO COME AND LISTEN AND STRENGTHEN THEIR ALLY-SHIP. REGARDLESS OF WHO THEY ARE OR WHERE THEY ARE COMING FROM, I HOPE PEOPLE FIND MOMENTS THAT RESONATE AND PERHAPS START TO FEEL LIKE THERE IS A WAY FORWARD PAST PERSONAL AND COMMUNAL TRAUMA.” -SHERILEE KAHUI

Creative Team

Writer and Director: Sherilee Kahui
Kaumatua: Gay Puketapu-Andrews
Producer: H-J Kilkelly
Lead Actor: Mycah Keall
Script Advisor: Danielle Gardiner
Taonga pūoro: Thomas Carroll
Stage Manager: Sarai Perenise-Ropeti
Lighting Design and Op: Hāmi Hawkins
AV Mentor: Trey Strickland
AV Lead: Kate Pomeroy
AV Actor: Hannah Clarke
Costumier: Stephanie St. George
Marketing and Publicity: Stevie Greeks
Creative Assistant: Molly Friis
Poster Artist: Xoë Hall
Photography: Jamie Kahui

 

SCATTERGUN

KŌTIRO PUBLISHING GIANT

Joyfully and honestly exploring themes of diaspora, marvelling at the forces of tectonic power and the natural world, what binds us, as tangata, beneath the divisive architecture of the modern time?

Class, race, gender, power and identity politics,

Indigenous longing

Tīhei Mauri Ora!

ALL I AM ACCOUNTABLE TO IN TRUTH, IS THE DOT OF BLACK AT THE CENTRE OF THE IRIS, SOME MINI PITCH BLACK NIGHT SKY, AND BEYOND, THE GREAT FORMLESS.
Creative Team

Created and Performed by: Ana Chaya Scotney
Initially Developed with: Eleanor Bishop
In Kōrero with the whanau: Iwa, Atamira, Toia, Uncle Fi, Audrey, Gee, Nika, Tame, Freddy, Erin
Music/ Score : Haz and Charlotte Forrester
Animation: Lily Paris West

I WAS LOOKING AT THE SEAMS OF ALCOHOL WRITHING THROUGH HIS NEGRONI GLASS LIKE PREGNANT LONG FIN TUNA,
You can book tickets to any of these shows via clicking the link on each photo. Have a fantastic time, be safe and let's get supporting each other!

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