Image by Jamie Kahui


How do you heal from intergenerational trauma as the result of a genocide that people refuse to acknowledge? Asking for a friend… #YesWeAreGoingThere

Moko is stuck between a rock and a hard place. She feels that a stronger grounding in her identity will help her heal from personal trauma, but the more she learns, the more she finds there’s so much work to do.

Join Moko on her quest to discover the truth of her origin story, and help her to stay on the path to becoming the wahine toa she was born to be.

I want wāhine Māori to come and feel seen, heard and empowered. This show is for us.

Creative Credits

Writer & Director: Sherilee Kahui

Ko Taranaki te mounga
Ko Pungaereere te awa
Ko Kurahaupō te waka
Ko Taranaki te iwi
Ko Te Pōtaka te pā
Ko Ngāti Haupoto te hapū
Ko Kahui te whānau

Sherilee is a graduate of Victoria University of Wellington and Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School. She has lived and made theatre in Japan, Australia and New Zealand. After becoming a mum to her first son, Darby, Sherilee toured her solo show, (A Smidge of) Pidge both around Aotearoa and to the 2017 Melbourne Fringe Festival. She has served as a trustee of Ngā Whakarākei o Whātaitai (Wellington Theatre Awards) and as a board member for BATS Theatre.

After her second year with Māori and Pasifika writers’ collective Maranga Mai (and while hapū with her second son, Jethro), Sherilee joined Breaking Ground where she developed her new work Mokomoko, which was performed in development at BATS Theatre in 2022.

Kaumatua: Gay Puketapu-Andrews
Producer: H-J Kilkelly

Lead Actor: Mycah Keall

Script Advisor: Danielle Gardiner
Taonga Pūoro: Thomas Carroll
Stage Manager: Sherilee Kahui
Lighting Design and Op / Production Design Mentor: Hāmi Hawkins
AV Mentor: Trey Strickland
AV Lead: Kate Pomeroy
AV Actor: Hannah Clarke
Costumier: Stephanie St. George

Marketing and Publicity: Stevie Greeks
Production Design: Molly Friis
Poster Artist: Xoë Hall
Photography: Jamie Kahui


06-10 June
Tues-Sat 7.30pm;


Circa Two
Circa Theatre
1 Taranaki Street
Te Aro


Adult $30

Concession $25

Friend of Circa $22

Group 6+ $25

Group 20+ $20

Student $20

Student Standby $15

Earlybird Adult $25

Earlybird Concession $20

This production was supported as part of BATS Co-Pro 2021.