Tavita is a young award winning Pasifika writer, director and producer. He is a graduate of PIPA: The Pacific Institute of Performing Arts (Diploma Pacific Island Performing Arts).
Born and raised in the city of Dunedin in the Deep South, he is of Samoan/Tuvalu decent, hailing from the villages of Safotu, Safune, Apia and Nukufetau. He graduated in 2015 (PIPA), then went on tour with Duffy Books in Homes for two years. His acting debut was at the 2018 Kia Mau festival in the play La’u Gagana by Y|NOT.
Tavita is now taking a turn at his creative side; writing, directing and producing his first ever play, Au Ko Tuvalu, which was first developed as part of The Court Theatre's 2018 Ē Toru development season, where it sold out its one night only showing. Au Ko Tuvalu was then workshopped with Victor Rodger as part of the 2019 BrownInk development programme by Playmarket. Au Ko Tuvalu debuted at the 2019 Wellington Fringe Festival, where it won two awards (Most Outstanding Ensemble and Most Promising Emerging Artist), then went on to be part of the 2019 Kia Mau Festival. Tavita is now under the mentorship of Nina Nawalowalo (The Conch) made possible by the Emerging Artists Trust Wellington.
- 2019 - Au Ko Tuvalu - Writer/Director/Producer
- 2018 - Ē Toru - Writer/Director/Producer