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  • Writer's pictureTE RĀKAU

Dramatic therapy rewards

Updated: Dec 2, 2022

New Zealand Herald, 18 November 2000

Te Rākau Director Jim Moriarty talks about transforming sadness and fear through theatre.


A person wearing a beanie faces away from the camera whilw playing a guitar. Theatre seating appears in the background.
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Jim Moriarty, veteran Māori actor and director, has a stash of sad stories he can tell, gathered from the powerful drama therapy programme he runs in social welfare homes.

But Moriarty believes the programme Purotu - The Magic Within transforms them from being defensive and fearful.

Read more on the New Zealand Herald website.

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