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21 - 23 October



Event duration icon Duration

60 mins

Created & Performed by Chloe Jaques, Louise Jiang, Amy McLean, Viki Moananu, Kealan Schmidt & Maea Shepherd

TAHI is a dedicated platform for the hothouse of local talent to present their work, and an important component of our work is valuing and fostering emerging artists. 

HATCH gives a platform to students of acting programmes from Te Auaha (Kealan & Maea), Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School (Chloe & Louise) and Victoria University (Amy & Viki) providing them with the opportunity to develop their craft through a series of showings with industry professionals.

This process not only connects these students with their peers in other institutions, but also potential mentors and venues in the Wellington region. HATCH is a great opportunity for these six students to gain experience, skills and connections. Come support these exciting emerging voices. 

 Eat Me by Chloe Jaques

Baked Beans

Amount Per 100 grams:

Calories 155

Total Fat 5 g

   Saturated Fat 1.9 g

Cholesterol 5 mg

Sodium 422 mg

Potassium 358 mg

Total Carbohydrate 22 g

   Dietary Fiber 6 g

Protein 6 g

Vitamin C 1%

Iron 11%

Magnesium 10%

Vitamin B-6 5%

*Percent Daily are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Actor Android by Louise Jiang 

In a world where talent means money, SEVEN is born: an AI programmed to dominate the screen acting industry. 

>>>import android_actor.version_7


>>>export human




wevtutil el | Foreach-Object {wevtutil cl "$_"}

Vivacious, Visceral, Vivid. by Amy McLean

An exploration of femininity through movement and spoken word.

Franklin and Perry by Viki Moananu

Franklin returns home one day to his rundown Uni flat and is accosted by a voice seemingly coming from nowhere. Is it God? No it’s Perry, an omniscient Time being, who offers him the chance to go back in time to confront the night he was sexually assaulted.

The Monster in my Living Room by Kealan Schmidt

The Monster in my Living Roomfollows a humanoid creature, who has been confined to an incredibly vapid living room. In these confines, he lives a heavily monitored and restrictive lifestyle, particularly regarding eating habits. These restrictions provoke negative behaviours and outlooks, especially both towards and on himself.

All Roads by Maea Shepherd

Whiskey, memories, and Rome. All Roads, a solo show about a woman retracing her life trying to find closure. From hot nights under the Italian moonlight to the cold fog on a winter’s morning in New Zealand, this story is just a bite out of the life of Miriam Taylor. 

Created & Performed by: Chloe Jaques, Louise Jiang, Amy McLean, Viki Moananu, Kealan Schmidt & Maea Shepherd
Creative Producer: Olivia Flanagan
Production Manager: Gina Heidekruger

HATCH contains mentions of sexual assault, strobe lights, violence, loud music / noises, themes of eating disorders, food waste, baked beans and mental health.


19-23 October
A celebration of solo performance, TAHI is a five-day Festival at BATS Theatre dedicated to showcasing the finest and most engaging solo theatre from all around Aotearoa.
@tahifestivalnz| #TAHI2021


*Access to The Studio is via stairs, so please contact the BATS Box Office at least 24 hours in advance if you have accessibility requirements so that appropriate arrangements can be made.