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Quartet of Māori plays to open at Te Papa

Updated: Dec 3, 2022

Radio New Zealand | 2 December 2014


For the first time a quartet of Māori plays will be performed at the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa.

 

A picture of a large museum building and carpark
Te Papa Tongarewa | PHOTO NZ

For the first time a quartet of Māori plays will be performed at the national museum, Te Papa Tongarewa.


The director of the series, a well-known actor and theatre director, Jim Moriarty, said it was brave of Te Papa to showcase the works, which he said were a confrontational take on New Zealand's history.


Te Rākau Theatre Company is performing them as part of a three-year arts residency held by Ngāti Toa.


The series, entitled 'The underTOW', charts the beginnings of Wellington from colonisation through to a future vision of society via the whakapapa of tangata whenua and Pakeha.


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