We, The Outsiders
Presented by South Arts Collective
“WE, THE OUTSIDERS” IS UNDER THE UMBRELLA OF SIX DEGREES FESTIVAL, 2024. THE SIX DEGREES FESTIVAL IS SUPPORTED BY TE HERENGA WAKA—VICTORIA UNIVERSITY OF WELLINGTON. IT PROVIDES PATHWAYS FOR STUDENTS FROM THE MASTER OF FINE ARTS (CREATIVE PRACTICE) IN THEATRE TO BECOME PROFESSIONAL THEATRE MAKERS.
We, The Outsiders is an original documentary theatre piece created and inspired by real-life stories of migrant workers living in New Zealand. A captivating and thought-provoking theatrical experience that sheds light on the diverse challenges migrants face in New Zealand. From unspoken issues of trying to fit in, learning new languages, to adapting to a whole new culture entirely.
This production explores themes of identity, belonging, and integration, through a collection of interviews, testimonies, and dramatised retellings. A powerful blend of storytelling, original music, and multimedia elements. We, The Outsiders aims to spark in-depth conversations about who migrates to Aotearoa and why. Raw, frustrating, and hilarious – much like life itself – this show is not one to miss.
We, The Outsiders is the latest piece from director Romina Meneses, presented by South Arts Collective in association with Believable Arts Management.
“This theatrically inventive new play blows apart the stereotypes of migration to Aotearoa with an honest and sensitive portrayal of migrant stories.”
Flashing lights, coarse language.
Writer/Director/Performer: Romina Meneses
Producer: Tom Smith
Assistant Director/Stage Manager: Micah Nicholson
Set Designer/Costumier: Henry Brosnahan
Set Builder - Pablo Alvarez
Lighting Designer: Josiah Matagi
Composer: Auria Paz
Sound Designer: Roco Moroi Thorn
Publicist: Kelly Mui
Graphic Designer: Mikayla Strahorn
Film Editor: Louise Toledo
Film Crew: Dini Aristya
Performer: Akash Saravanan
Performer: Sowmya Hiremath