The Writer

The Writer

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UPU

Curation
Grace Taylor

Direction
Fasitua Amosa

Design
Micheal McCabe
Rowan Pierce
Anonymouz aka Faiumu Matthew Salapu
Kristin Seth
Joash Fahitua
Tyla Vaeau

Performance includes
Mia Blake
Ana Corbett
Nicola Kawana
Nathaniel Lees
Shadon Meredith
Jarod Rawiri
Gaby Solomona

A co-production with Auckland Arts Festival.

5.mar—
15.mar.20

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.

Tickets

$ 25—
55

Q Theatre Rangatira

305 Queen Street
09 309 9771

qtheatre.co.nz

Theatre information

Performances

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)

UPU Programme

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“This show is pure oratory and storytelling at its finest."

Theatrescenes

Performance

  • Mia Blake

    Mia Blake

    Performance

  • Ana Corbett

    Ana Corbett

    Performance

  • Nicola Kāwana

    Nicola Kāwana

    Performance

  • Nathaniel Lees

    Nathaniel Lees

    Performance

  • Shadon Meredith

    Shadon Meredith

    Performance

  • Jarod Rawiri

    Jarod Rawiri

    Performance

  • Gaby Solomona

    Gaby Solomona

    Performance

Production

  • Grace Taylor

    Grace Taylor

    Curator

  • Fasitua Amosa

    Fasitua Amosa

    Director

  • Micheal McCabe

    Micheal McCabe

    Design

  • Rowan Pierce

    Rowan Pierce

    Design

  • Anonymouz aka Faiumu Matthew Salapu

    Anonymouz aka Faiumu Matthew Salapu

    Design

  • Tyla Vaeau

    Tyla Vaeau

    Design

  • Joash Fahitua

    Joash Fahitua

    Movement

  • Kristin Seth

    Kristin Seth

    Design