The Haka Party Incident
NZSL INTERPRETED PERFORMANCE
This is a powerful new play about real-life events from 1979 in Auckland.
Scripted from real-life interviews with people involved in the “incident”, this play remembers the day when Māori activists, He Taua, stood up to the University of Auckland engineering students who did a mock haka every year.
Violence erupted that sent ripples through the nation and changed race relations in New Zealand forever.
This verbatim performance combines documentary and stagecraft to thrilling effect. Provocative, resonant and unforgettable – a not-to-be-missed theatre event.
This event will be fully interpreted, for one performance.
NZSL Interpreted Performance
Thursday 8 April, 8.00pm and Friday 9 April, 8.00pm
ASB Waterfront Theatre
Tickets $20* each for you and $20 for one friend/companion
*Subject to availability – limited number of access tickets available
TO BOOK: Please email email@example.com or phone their box office on 0800 ATC TIX (0800 282 849)
The Haka Party Incident includes offensive views, some bad language, institutional racism, cultural appropriation and historical examples of how haka and Te Reo Māori were incorrectly used and performed in the past.
The Haka Party Incident was proudly developed with the support of ATC Literary.
Auckland Theatre Company and Auckland Arts Festival
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