Kia ora, greetings my name is Noa.
I am a wahine Maori theatre practitioner in Aotearoa. I'm
excited to have this opportunity to be accepted to the
Vanha Paukku artist residency for November and December in Lapua,
I am a professionally trained actor,
playwright and director. My project is artist development, spending
focused time activating new work, photographing,
writing text, and exploring physically for performance in public
I am drawn to make a new work for public space and
create a presentation on the Maitriacal feminine. Woman that
have influenced and inspired me in leadership.
I'm interested in creating a
narrative based on the woman that leads the tribe. She
is the elder. The songstress. The nurturer.
The totem (Pou).
Some cultures may refer to her as
How do we experience this culturally
How does culture cross over from protocols, or ritual
This work is to present in public space. The mahi will be at the
Cultural Centre in Lapua.
I will also be presenting workshops/wananga in indigenous practice
Your koha/donation will support my artist practice
and developing the new work in Lapua.
I really look forward to sharing my creative
journey with you my supporters and with the community in Lapua.
Thank you, nga mihi aroha.