Written and Performed by Isaac Martyn
When Isaac Martyn (Ngāti Tūwharetoa, Te Arawa) took MĀOR102 (Introduction to Māori Culture) in 2019, he was mainly taking it as a pākehā person who was “Respectfully learning about the indigenous culture”. Since then, it has been a long journey of self-discovery and learning about one’s true identity, despite its confusing and at times conflicting nature.
“This show is for somebody who is ever doubting if they are Māori enough, for rangatahi who are curious to know more about their whakapapa but don’t know where to start.”
Through waiata, past experiences, jokes and anecdotes, this whakaari moves through doubt and celebration of reclaiming Māoritanga later in life.
He Māori? is all about learning and connecting with your heritage with all of its far-reaching complexities; everyone will leave with a 10% off voucher at ancestry.com (budget pending).
He Māori? Productions
A small team coming from many different disciplines to create a fantastic show. This is our first production we will be running, so we want to come in (and go out) with a bang!
Writer/director/actor: Isaac Martyn
Producer: James Heath
Set designer/builder: Alex Martyn
Marketing and communications: Liv Payne
Stage manager/wardrobe: Arvin Bahadornejad