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5 - 14 May

Mokomoko

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Event duration icon Duration

60 mins

Mokomoko

By Sherilee Kahui

How do you heal from intergenerational trauma as the result of a genocide that people refuse to acknowledge? Asking for a friend…

#YesWeAreGoingThere

Moko is stuck between a rock and a hard place. She feels that a stronger grounding in her identity will help her heal from personal trauma, but the more she learns, the more she finds there’s so much work to do. Join Moko on her quest to discover the truth of her origin story, and help her to stay on the path to becoming the wahine toa she was born to be.

With a Māori led team, presented in partnership with BATS Theatre as their final Co-Production under CNZ's Adaptation fund 2021, our rōpū hopes you'll join us to tautoko this insightful mahi.

I want wāhine Māori to come and feel seen, heard and empowered. This show is for us. I want tāne Māori to listen and enjoy the LOLs but also take away that they need to have our backs. I want our Pākehā and Tauiwi mates to come and listen and strengthen their ally-ship. Regardless of who they are or where they are coming from, I hope people find moments that resonate and perhaps start to feel like there is a way forward past personal and communal trauma.
Sherilee Kahui
Creative Team

Writer and Director: Sherilee Kahui
Kaumatua: Gay Puketapu-Andrews
Producer: H-J Kilkelly
Lead Actor: Mycah Keall
Script Advisor: Danielle Gardiner
Taonga pūoro: Thomas Carroll
Stage Manager: Sarai Perenise-Ropeti
Lighting Design and Op: Hāmi Hawkins
AV Mentor: Trey Strickland
AV Lead: Kate Pomeroy
AV Actor: Hannah Clarke
Costumier: Stephanie St. George
Marketing and Publicity: Stevie Greeks
Creative Assistant: Molly Friis
Poster Artist: Xoë Hall
Photography: Jamie Kahui