Written & Directed by
Waiata composed by
Hone brought his family from the East Cape to the South Island to seek a better life, but leaving their whānau and ancestors has taken its toll.
As they prepare for a beachside birthday party in the late summer of 1965, what should be a celebration brings secrets and cultural clashes to the surface. Far away from their tipuna, can they find a place to stand together or be set adrift in an ocean of change.
A universally recognisable and triumphant piece of New Zealand theatre that explores family, culture, home and belonging.
Wai te Atatu (Sue)
Te Awhina Kaiwai-Wanikau
Writer / Director / Sound Designer
Set Designer / Costume Designer
Sound Facilitator / Operator
"Moving play tells universal story of family and belonging"
"Retains its raw power and depth of emotion"
"The issues and elements at the core of Waiora remain relevant"
Chelita Kahutianui Zainey