The Writer

The Writer



Grace Taylor

Fasitua Amosa

Performance includes
Mia Blake
Ana Corbett
Nicola Kawana
Nathaniel Lees
James Maeva
Shadon Meredith
Gaby Solomona

A co-production with Auckland Arts Festival.


The world of Oceania is not small. From the energetic volcanoes of O'ahu to the wild tides of Aotearoa, she is borderless, vast, and growing bigger by the day. After decades of dismissal and disconnection, her children are closer than ever. It’s time for a reunion.

This Auckland Arts Festival, Silo Theatre brings the wealth and power of Pacific literature to roaring theatrical life. Curated by award-winning poet Grace Taylor and led by powerhouse director Fasitua Amosa, UPU gives the stage to Oceania’s most electrifying poetry. Ben Brown, Karlo Mila, Albert Wendt and more: UPU celebrates our Oceanic trailblazers, the icons and the new writers transforming Aotearoa today.

UPU is a major new production born out of two knock-out Matariki seasons at the Basement Theatre. An all-star line-up of leading Māori and Pasefika performers will invigorate the words of our literary legends and bellow out the proclamations and provocations of the next game-changing generation.

Recommended for ages 15+. Contains strong language and adult themes.


$ 25—

Q Theatre Rangatira

305 Queen Street
09 309 9771

Theatre information


Week One:
Thurs – Sat: 7:30pm
Sun: 5pm

Week Two:
Tues – Fri: 7:30pm
Sat & Sun: 5pm & 8pm

Preview: 5 Mar
Open: 6 Mar
Close: 15 Mar

Duration: 1hr 10mins (no interval)


  • Grace Taylor

    Grace Taylor


  • Fasitua Amosa

    Fasitua Amosa