Brown Crown

08 – 12 June | BATS Theatre, Wellington

The debut work by Sarai Perenise-Ropeti.

Heavy On The Female Empowerment.

Heavy On The Family Legacy.

Heavy On The Fa’aaloalo.

Set in a contemporary world, Brown Crown is the story of a young Samoan woman’s journey through life. Surrounded by expectations and legacy, her life is over-shadowed by the old legend of Nafanua, told to her as a young girl by her grandmother.

Brown Crown is a reflection of how much Pasifika women carry upon their shoulders.

‘…Brown Crown, in many ways, is Sarai Perenise-Ropeti’s battle cry to let us know more powerful, women-led, Pasifika theatre is on the horizon’.

Creative Credits

Director & Writer Sarai Perenise Ropeti | Ngāti Porou; Te Arawa; Solosolo, Upolu; Iva, Savai’i


08 – 12 June


Heyday Dome
BATS Theatre
1 Kent Terrace