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    Māori actress’ new work shines light on mental health

    Shocking suicide rates in Aotearoa have inspired Māori actress Cian Elyse White and her friends to write a theatre work about mental health awareness. 

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    Magic Mike-inspired play aims to connect with Māori Niueans

    Playwright Jay Junior Williams says his new work, which will star 14 male actors in peak physical condition, will help people with Māori and Niuean heritage to connect with their Pacific roots.

  3. Video for New dark comedy play has serious prison message
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    New dark comedy play has serious prison message

    Rehearsals are underway for a new dark comedy play that explores the lives prisoners, is co-written by Māori actors and theatre makers Rob Mokaraka, Miriama McDowell and Jason Te Kare.

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    Native Affairs- Play inspired by police shooting wins award

    A Māori actor who suffered from depression so severe that he wanted to end his life by having the police shoot him has won two major theatre awards for a play about his dramatic saga. 

  5. Video for 'The Beautiful Ones' puts new Māori talent in spotlight
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    'The Beautiful Ones' puts new Māori talent in spotlight

    Acclaimed Māori writer Hone Kouka has tapped into new Māori talent by pushing them into the limelight of his new dance theatre show 'The Beautiful Ones'. The show kicked off last night at Aotea Centre in Auckland, featuring award-winning singer Ria Hall in her acting debut.

  6. Video for Māori designers dress Priscilla
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    Māori designers dress Priscilla

    Two Māori designers have taken the opportunity to be part of the famous hit musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert which premiered in Auckland last night.  Priscilla is adapted from the 1991 film and follows drag queens Tick and Adam, and their transgender friend Bernadette, as they traverse Australia in a bus - named Priscilla - on their way to Alice Springs.

  7. Video for Lack of indigenous actors to play Jimmy in Priscilla Musical - Producer
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    Lack of indigenous actors to play Jimmy in Priscilla Musical- Producer

    An Australian soap star has questioned the decision from the producers of the musical, Priscilla Queen of the Desert to cut the aboriginal characters from the show.

  8. Video for Vanilla Miraka - a personal journey of Māori identity
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    Vanilla Miraka- a personal journey of Māori identity

    Award winning and acclaimed comedian Hayley Sproull of Ngāpuhi shares her bicultural heritage in her theatre show Vanilla Miraka. Her struggle with her Māorstrugglesi identity has been at the forefront of her work.

  9. Video for Auckland City's homeless issue bought to the stage
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    Auckland City's homeless issue bought to the stage

    Auckland's Mahuika Theatre Company is bringing the issue of homelessness onto the stage, in their first show called Leilani. Director Pedro Ilgenfritz says the homeless have become the city's invisible society, but they're part of the landscape.

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    Massive Theatre Company celebrate 25 years with new production

    Massive Company will be bringing a new production called “The Wholehearted” to celebrate the company’s 25th year anniversary.

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