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7 - 17 Sep

Tahi Festival 2022

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Sept. 7, 2022 – Sept. 17, 2022

Tahi Festival 2022

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. www.tahifestival.com

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TAHI Taster

Get more art for your buck with our TAHI Taster tickets! See any two TAHI Festival shows at BATS Theatre for just $30 – a saving of $10!

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Performer Bridget Sanders as Effy wears a clay-coloured mask that has an expression of both sadness and hope. She's wearing a grey beanie and an orange high-vis vest and holding a soft pink rose which she gazes at longingly.
Photography: Roc+ Photography

Effy

Presented by Birdlife Productions

8 - 10 September

A poignant and powerful theatrical exploration of the human condition featuring masterful puppetry and mask.

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A collage of dots form the head and shoulders of playwright Helen Vivian Fletcher. Purple hues are used for her shift and lighter shades show her face. The whites of her eyes help her bright blue eyes stand out. Her chin is slightly downturned and she wears an expression of observation with a hint of curiosity. Her hair is a patchwork of bright green while the background is a bold blue colour.
Supplied by: Helen Vivienne Fletcher

Confessions of a Sleepwalking Insomniac

By Helen Vivienne Fletcher

8 - 10 September

A brand new full-length solo show by award-winning playwright Helen Vivienne Fletcher.

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Actor Stevie Hancox-Monk stands side-on facing the camera, a bow tie hanging from their mouth. They are wearing a suit that has a round rainbow button on the lapel.
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Joy

Presented by TAHI Festival

8 - 10 September

A brand new collection of monologues by six female and non-binary playwrights around the theme of Joy.

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Performer Sacha Copland stands in a dance pose with her leg in the air while holding a white dress in front of her body. She looks thoughtful and powerful.
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The Emperor's New Clothes

By Sacha Copland

9 - 10 September

A high-risk, high-reward dance show not for the faint of heart.

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Punk Rock Pirate Captain Festus McBoyle is captured in a fish-eye lens making his black with gold trim pirate hat bulge slightly. He has a moustache, beard and long hair with beads tied into it. His eyes are shaded with eye-liner and eye shadow and several tattoos are showing on his shoulders, arms and chest. His appearance is not dissimilar to Captain Jack Sparrow from The Pirates of the Caribbean films.
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Captain Festus McBoyle - The Prose and Cons

Presented by Pea-Knuckle Productions

September 10

A family-friendly theatrical tale of adventure from a Punk Rock Pirate.

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Performer Peter Wilson is side on to the camera. He’s wearing a plain blue shirt and has short white hair. He is miming eating a delicious looking piece of cake with pink icing strawberries on top. His eyes are wide and he’s partially smiling.
Little Dog Barking Theatre Company

Party Pigs

Presented by Little Dog Barking Theatre Company

September 11

Ten little piggies throw a party in the neighbourhood and you're invited!

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Performer Gideon Smith is holding his hand out in front of his face, his thumbs and index fingers make a square which he looks through. He has one eye closed and is pulling a face of concentration. He has a bushy black afro and a camera hanging around his neck which stands out against his bright yellow shirt.
Photography: Roc+ Photography

HATCH

Presented by TAHI: New Zealand Festival of Solo Performance

13 - 15 September

HATCH is a great opportunity for these five students to gain experience, skills and networking opportunities. Come support these beautiful emerging voices.

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Actor Bea Lee Smith as Cecily holds a copy of Colour Me Beautiful open while giving the camera a cheeky look. From her arm hangs a brown handbag which matches neatly with her off-white blouse and dark-cream coloured skirt.
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Colour Me Cecily by Bea Lee Smith

Presented by Fab Cabaret

14 - 15 September

A fabulous flashback to 1980s Upper Hutt featuring a cast of colourful characters and only one performer.

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Mid-speech, actor Michael Metzger is back-lit with bright white light. He wears a grey activewear shirt which contrasts with the bright, colourful selection of flowers that are in front of him in a grey metal bucket.
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The Changing Shed

by Michael Metzger

14 - 15 September

An award-winning autobiographical solo about growing up gay in rural New Zealand.

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Agents P: Performer Jo Marsh wears a black hat and brown trench coat over a cobalt blue dress. Her hand is splayed over her chest and she stares into the camera with a serious expression. She is wearing bright blue eyeshadow and red lipstick.
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Agents Provocateurs

Presented by The Magnificent Weirdos

14 - 15 September

A theatrical cabaret celebrating infamous femme spies throughout history.

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Performer Isaac Martyn holds his acoustic guitar upside down on his right shoulder. He is looking at it and pulling a cheeky face. He wears a grey cap, black jacket and blue sports shirt.
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He Māori?

by Isaac Martyn

16 - 17 September

A comedic, musical exploration into the absurdity of being both the colonised and coloniser in Aotearoa, New Zealand.

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Performer Elliot Vaughan stands front on with his arms raised above his head holding a tiny pink radio about the size of one hand. He’s looking up at it with his mouth wide open as if making a battle cry. His shirt is a bright green button-up and has images of birds on it.
Photography: Roc+ Photography

First Buzzard at the Body

by Elliot Vaughan

16 - 17 September

An experimental vocal and musical performance about death, capitalism, and birds.

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Performer Rachel Atlas stands side on facing the camera holding a sword upside down by the blade out in one hand. She wears a rhinestone-covered bold blue dress and matching veil that makes crown of golden spikes on her head pop. She wears bright red lipstick and is giving a dominating look to the camera.
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Gag Reflex: A Scandalous Solo Show

Presented by Hugo Grrrl

A Scandalous Solo Show by Rachel Atlas featuring world-class stunts and a heart-warming feminist story.

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Actor Sarah Harpur's face, white shirt and red blazer are covered in shit. Her riding cap is unfastened but still on her head and she has a cigarrete hanging from her mouth.
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The Shit Kid

by Sarah Harpur

16 - 17 September

A physical, funny, and distinctly kiwi solo show by award-winning writer and comedian Sarah Harpur.

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