Tēnā koutou katoa! Kia orana kotou katoatoa! Tawata Productions is a Māori & Cook Islands creative company based in Te Whanganui-a-tara, 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, Bless the Child, from acclaimed artist Hone Kouka. Part compelling urban thriller, part unflinching social commentary, Bless the Child premiered in 2018 as part of the NZ Festival & Auckland Arts Festival.
In June, Tawata is presenting the international playwriting platform, Breaking Ground, developing new writing from Indigenous playwrights. Breaking Ground takes place in Wellington alongside Kia Mau Festival, the city’s own contemporary theatre & dance festival featuring Māori, Pasifika & global Indigenous artists and their companies.
Through September and October, Tawata will be presenting the second & final instalments of Mīria George’s Water Trilogy – touring seasons of The Night Mechanics & Fire In The Water, Fire In The Sky.
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