New Zealand Samoan vs Samoan New Zealand . . . are they not the same?
La’u Gagana tells the story of young Samoans and their struggle to prove themselves as Samoan. The battle with self identity generations after Samoans settled here in New Zealand. What makes a Samoan if not their language? Come and let Y|NOT take you behind closed doors…
Peni, who decided when he was a young man that the language of the land he occupies is the language to identify with. Lumina’i, his daughter, now struggles to identify with the language of Peni’s homeland. La’u Gagana tells the story of young Samoans and their struggle to prove themselves as Samoan.
La’u Gagana is devised by Y|NOT and directed by Jake Arona. Featuring Maxwell Siulangapo, Talia-Rae Mavaega, Mana Tatafu, Shane Asi, Jake Arona and Tavita Neilsen-Mamea.
WELLINGTON SEASON | BATS THEATRE
9PM | WED 06 – SAT 09 JUNE 2018
Performance duration: 50 minutes
$18 Full | $14 Concession | $13 Groups 6+
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