A B O U T   U S

As a Kaupapa Māori organisation, Te Rākau is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the Treaty’s principles of protection, participation and partnership. 

 

Aotearoa’s longest surviving independent Māori Theatre company, Te Rākau was established in 1989 by Jim Moriarty and Jerry Banse with a trust deed inherited from the Māori Theatre Trust.

Te Rākau has a proven track record of presenting high quality and socially relevant bi-cultural theatre.

 

Through its Theatre Marae programmes - a fusion of therapeutic models, ngā mahi a Rēhia, and political theatre, delivered in Kaupapa Māori environment -  Te Rākau communicates and collaborates with communities to create and present high quality and socially significant theatre works which resonate culturally, therapeutically, and artistically for audience members and participants alike.

A registered Charitable Trust and level 3 Ministry of Youth Development service provider, we work in schools, prisons, Marae, rural communities, and youth justice residencies across Aotearoa, using  Theatre Marae as a tool for change. 

As a Kaupapa Māori organisation, Te Rākau is guided by Te Tiriti o Waitangi, and the Treaty’s principles of protection, participation and partnership. 

 

Aotearoa’s longest surviving independent Māori Theatre company, Te Rākau was established in 1989 by Jim Moriarty and Jerry Banse with a trust deed inherited from the Māori Theatre Trust.

Te Rākau has a proven track record of presenting high quality and socially relevant bi-cultural theatre.

 

Through its Theatre Marae programmes - a fusion of therapeutic models, ngā mahi a Rēhia, and political theatre, delivered in Kaupapa Māori environment -  Te Rākau communicates and collaborates with communities to create and present high quality and socially significant theatre works which resonate culturally, therapeutically, and artistically for audience members and participants alike.

 

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