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This theatre piece comes under the direction of Anapela Polataivao and a cast of six powerful Pasefika actresses.

Breathing provocative new life into Avia’s examination and celebration of what it is to be a Samoan woman, Polataivao’s direction adds “extra levels of nuance, power and dramatic sophistication” which earned her Best Director in the 2016 Auckland Theatre Awards.

Through her vivid, compelling and at times hilarious characters, Avia paints a deeply personal view of Pacific Island life and its sometimes uneasy collisions with the Kiwi way. Heart-stopping and unmissable theatre.

“One of the best pieces of theatre I’ve seen in many years.” - Albert Wendt

Post-show Artist Talk - Sat 10 Mar, 1.30pm, Hannah Playhouse auditorium.
The performance and talk on Sat 10 Mar at 1:30pm will be New Zealand Sign Language interpreted.

Written by: Tusiata Avia
Directed by: Anapela Polataivao
Co-produced by the New Zealand Festival and FCC.

Presented by the New Zealand Festival, 23 Feb-18 Mar 2018.
Partnered by Creative New Zealand.

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