Originally friends from Wellington, Neenah, Hannah and
Trae have recently moved to Tamaki and are collaborating on Trae's
very first play, Beneath Skin and Bone.
About the show:
Poto Manawa is 25, a little lost and so over her whānau's
incessant phone calls always asking what she's doing and when she's
Despite her best efforts, the memories she tried to leave behind
cloud her mind until she is drawn home. As she weaves together the
strands of her past, with a little help from an unexpected guest,
the secrets of her whānau begin to unravel around her.
Through storytelling, waiata and movement, Te Wiki sisters, Trae
(25) and Tial (11) weave together stories of whānau, loss and
Beneath Skin and Bone is a new play lead by Trae Te Wiki along
with collaborators, Neenah Dekkers-Reihana and Hannah Kelly.
April 18-21 7.30pm @ Te Pou Theatre (New Lynn, Auckland).
We're overwhelmed by the aroha we've already received after
launching the news of this work in development.
After being holed away working on this show for the past few
months (in the depths of the Titirangi bush), we would now like to
invite you to join our journey by donating to the life of this
This is the start of our journey of making theatre together and
although this work is in development we'd love to continue telling
this story and aim to get the funds to present our story in the
best way we can.
Please boost the life of this work by helping us to pay
Talented Auckland photographer, Andi Crown, to capture photos of
the show - $250
Flyers to spread the word - $100
Production costs - $150
If we go over our Boosted target these are the things
we'd also like to fund:
Travel for Trae to come in and out from the depths of the
Titirangi bush - $30
Koha money for Trae to house and feed all the people coming in
and out of her whare while the shows are on - $50
An extra day in the theatre space during production week -
Money for rehearsal/showing space - $15
Food to survive - $50
Ngā mihi nui kia koutou. Your support means the world to
He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!