Tēnā koutou katoa! Kia orana kotou katoatoa!
New writing is their “life-blood” and writers their “soul, conscience and heart.” They honour the fundamental purpose of theatre in any healthy society. THEATREVIEW
Tawata Productions is a Māori and Cook Islands theatre and film company based in Wellington, New Zealand.
Specialising in the rigorous development and presentation of new work, Tawata blurs the lines between text, movement and image presenting a dynamic performance experience from Aotearoa to the world beyond.
Our work includes the epic dance party on stage THE BEAUTIFUL ONES. Called the ‘Māori Royal Tenenbaums’ the indigenous satire THE VULTURES. Multi award winning solo show I, GEORGE NEPIA. The Kuki Airani drama told on a suburban rooftop SUNSET ROAD. Weaving comedy and magic realism the feature film PUAWAI’S FLOWERS, a co-production with Sabertooth Film.
We have have performed in national and international festivals throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the South Pacific, and the Hawai’ian Islands.
Image by Aneta Pond featuring Awhina-Rose Ashby, Carrie Green and Natano Keni.