A Reserve $25 + fees
Co-Produced by Hāpai Productions and Te Tairāwhiti Arts Festival
|Friday 2nd Oct||Reynold’s Hall, Uawa||7pm|
|Saturday 3rd Oct||Reynold’s Hall, Uawa||7pm|
|Tuesday 6th Oct||St Paul’s Anglican Church, Wairoa||7pm|
|Saturday 10th Oct||Lawson Field Theatre, Gisborne||2pm and 7pm|
|Duration : 70 minutes|
Celebrating some of the most inspirational wāhine Māori characters of New Zealand fiction.
In 2019 we bid farewell to one of the greats of Aotearoa stage and screen, Nancy Brunning. In 2020 we pay tribute to Brunning’s brilliance in a return, tribute season of her work, Witi’s Wāhine.
Guided by their sharpness of wit, keen powers of observation and the foresight to bend the elements to their will… Witi’s Wāhine pays tribute to the true stars of Witi Ihimaera’s novels – those indomitable female characters so beloved by readers.
Witi’s Wāhine is lovingly crafted from excerpts from Witi’s semi-autobiographical collection of short stories and novels. Our heroines take you on an epic journey across their history, their mythology, their cultural consciousness – as we recognise the passion, truth and spirit of mana wāhine.
Witi’s Wāhine brings to life remarkable female characters from novels such as The Matriarch, Whānau, Pounamu Pounamu and more in an evening that will ignite your deepest instincts of a people in metamorphosis.
Witi's Wāhine will tour the region visiting venues and marae across Te Tairāwhiti – from Tikitiki to Wairoa.