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Tawata Productions is a Māori and Cook Islands theatre company based in Wellington, Aotearoa 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 searing new play from acclaimed artist Hone Kouka – part compelling urban thriller, part unflinching social commentary – Bless The Child premieres in 2018. The epic dance party on stage The Beautiful Ones. Called the ‘Māori Royal Tenenbaums’ the indigenous satire The Vultures.
Tawata presents an annual programme of theatre by Hone Kouka + Mīria George as well as Breaking Ground an international indigenous playwrighting festival + Wellington’s Māori, Pasifika + international indigenous theatre + dance platform Kia Mau Festival .
We have performed in national and international festivals throughout Aotearoa New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom, the South Pacific, and the Hawai’ian Islands.
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