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Rima Te Wiata stands at a bench, spooning sugar, in rehearsal for Hir.

Rima Te Wiata on her career and the brilliance of Taylor Mac's Hir

Rima Te Wiata on her career and the brilliance of Taylor Mac's Hir

Rima Te Wiata in rehearsal for Hir
Rima Te Wiata stands at a bench, spooning sugar, in rehearsal for Hir.
Adam Rohe sits at a table.

Silo Theatre in Auckland's latest production Hir is what its American playwright Taylor Mac called a critique of "troglodyte fascist heteronormative" culture. But as Mark Amery finds out there's some humour as well as anger there.

Taylor Mac is a gender-queer playwright, drag queen and performance artist who Time Out New York called "one of the most exciting theatre artists of our time".

Well, one of the most exciting theatre artists of new Zealand's current time might be Rima Te Wiata, known for her work in theatre television and film. Rima discusses both the play and where she's at in her career....

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