Tēnā koutou katoa! Kia orana kotou katoatoa! Tawata Productions is a Māori & Ngāti Kuki ‘Ārani creative 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 searing play, Bless the Child, from acclaimed artist Hone Kouka. Part compelling urban thriller, part unflinching social commentary, Bless the Child premiered in 2018.
Tawata presents the international playwriting platform, Breaking Ground, developing new writing from Māori, Pasifika & Indigenous playwrights from across the country & around the world.
The Water Trilogy by Mīria George – includes Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky – and is touring Tāmaki Makaurau in 2019. In 2020, Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky will join artists from across the South Pacific as part of FestPAC in O’ahu, Hawai’i, before continuing to tour to Hawai’i Island and Maui.
Tawata Productions 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
Image Credit | Bless The Child 2018, Featuring Carrie Green, Image by Matt Grace.