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8 - 10 September



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8 Sep 8.30 PM   41 left
9 Sep 8.30 PM   51 left
10 Sep 8.30 PM   49 left

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Group 6+
Companion Ticket
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60 mins

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Presented by TAHI Festival

Joy - "a feeling of great pleasure and happiness" - is what the world needs more of right now. But joy is a shifting creature - what constitutes joy? How do you define something so nebulous?

Our Joy is a collection of six new monologues by female and non-binary writers especially commissioned for TAHI 2022.

Writers Henrietta Bollinger, Mel Dodge, Stevie Greeks, Ren Lunicke, Indigo Paul and Elspeth Tilley explore what joy means to them through the highs and lows of menopause, childbirth, freedom, whānau, whakapapa, and acceptance.

Joy follows the success of TAHI's collection of monologues Batch and Whānau.

“The mark of a successful theatre production is that you’re left wanting more. I could have happily watched this group of talented actors telling their uniquely Kiwi stories with genuine pathos and humour well into the night.” – Tanya Piejus, Regional News (Whānau, 2021)

A rich and profound experience.
Whānau, John Smythe, Theatreview, 2021

Creative Team

Directors: Kerryn Palmer & Sally Richards

Writers: Henrietta Bollinger, Mel Dodge, Stevie Greeks, Ren Lunicke, Indigo Paul & Elspeth Tilley

Producers: Beth Barclay & Sally Richards

Project Manager: Fay Van Der Meulen

Image Credit: Roc+ Photography

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TAHI Festival

A celebration of solo artists, TAHI is a ten-day Festival from 8-17 September dedicated to showcasing the finest and most engaging solo performances from all around Aotearoa. With events across Pōneke in 2022, check out our website for all the details and to book.

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