We are now at a time where, as New Zealanders, we are becoming
more and more aware of the cultural, sexual and gender diversity of
our population. As such, there has never been a more relevant time
to shine a light on the LGBTQIA+ Polynesian community and their own
Specifically, in My Kuia, cast members will be given the space
to openly and honestly reflect on their own unique relationships
with their grandmothers as Takataapui/Queer/Gender Diverse
For My Kuia, the studio space at the Basement Theatre will be
transformed into a wharenui, or traditional Maori meeting house, in
which our interactive performance will take place. This piece is
bringing individual artists from around the country (as far as
Wellington and Queenstown), and incorporates multiple disciplines
of story-telling in order to share these intimate stories of love,
acceptance and rejection.
In order to stage this piece, we are seeking financial support to
cover the expenses of our show: travel costs, production costs, set
build, and rehearsal space. Anything that you are able to give us
will be hugely appreciated.
About Breaking Boundaries: Breaking Boundaries
[BRKBND] is a grassroots non-profit creative organisation for
queer, transgender, intersex, and questioning people in New
Zealand. We recognise the creative arts as a significant tool in
our communities at both the personal and societal levels -
providing a medium for creative expression and self-exploration,
fostering wellbeing, and acting as a powerful vehicle for raising
awareness, challenging discrimination, tackling stigma, and the
inequalities associated with marginalised identities.
Nga mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa.