A heady mix of uniquely Kāi Tahu narrative and a pulsating, smoke-filled, ‘80s Ōtepoti.
Forged in Te Wai Pounamu and revealed in an ethereal world of theatre, dance and sound, this new work from Jessica Latton (Kāi Tahu, Waitaha), pays homage to Hineahuone…and reminds us all how deeply we belong.
“Being Indigenous in a colonised country has been an intrepid navigation. Being an Indigenous woman in a colonised patriarchy has been a minefield; soothing and cajoling those who have power, apologising always for speaking, standing, existing. Living in the cracks to survive it. Not any more. We refuse. We make space in the world for ourselves, and so for our children. We are the uri of Rangi and Papa. We walk in the light on the earth that loves us.” – Metiria Turei (Development Creative 2021/2022)
This work has the potential to become a defining piece of Ōtepoti and Kāi Tahu theatre.
Sound Design: Tristan Dingemans
Prospect Park (NZ) are producers of professional theatre and podcasts based in Ōtepoti-Dunedin. Established in 2016 by producer, H-J Kilkelly, and writer, director, and dramaturg, Emily Duncan, Prospect Park is the home of Ōtepoti Theatre Lab and Ōtepoti Writers Lab.
The Prospect Park team specialise in new work development and creating and facilitating platforms for theatre artists and writers at all stages of their careers.