Tikapa is taking not one but two shows - Not in our
Neighbourhood & The Moa Show - to Edinburgh Fringe Festival
2018 and one of Scotland's leading entertainment venues - Gilded
And we need your help! It's a long way from lil old Aotearoa and
this is a big deal for our small company to accept this wero. We
have been partly funded by Creative New Zealand (chur CNZ!) but we
still need to raise more because there is so much to cover from
rehearsals to gaffer tape and light bulbs to lighting, projector
and smoke machine hire to marketing stuff like flyers and posters -
thousands of them! Any koha will be gratefully received.
Tikapa Productions is an award-winning, independent production
company based in Wellington, committed to creating high quality
entertainment and promoting social justice. Formed in 2011, Tikapa
Productions has produced four shows that have toured the country,
and are the creators of the highly sought-after Maori showband, The
Maori Sidesteps. Tikapa is Jamie McCaskill, Kali Kopae and Sonia
van der Heyden; joining us for this Edinburgh haerenga is
writer/directer Craig Geenty and award-winning lighting designer
Not in our Neighbourhood by Jamie McCaskill
Not in our Neighbourhood is a one woman show that follows the
lives of three women living in a safe house of the Women's Refuge.
A documentary maker is invited into the safe house to document
their lives and we find that the women have very different stories
and circumstances for why they are there.
Cat, a quiet and timid 50 year old woman is battling her family
in court after being raped by her nephew. Sasha, a loud and brash
23 year old with four kids, is a victim of systematic and physical
violence, and is battling to get custody of her four kids. Teresa,
a 55 year old woman, has endured physical and psychological
violence from her husband, who is an upstanding and well respected
citizen in his community.
Not in our Neighbourhood was awarded Best new New Zealand Play
at the 2015 Wellington Theatre Awards and Kali Kopae won the award
for Best Actress for her outstanding performance in the show.
Writer and Director Jamie McCaskill is an award-winning
playwright and was the recipient of the prestigious Bruce Mason
Award in 2013. During the creation of the show, Jamie and Kali both
worked at the Hauraki Women's Refuge for a year in an effort to
create an authentic and real piece of theatre that speaks to all
walks of life.
The Moa Show by Craig Geenty & Jamie
Three lonely men are magically transported to a mythical land
through the charms of a Maori busker. To get home they must seek
the wisdom of the all-seeing Moa and escape the grips of a racist
spotted Kiwi and a frustrated thrush.
This hilarious one-man show performed by Jamie McCaskill has had
seasons in Wellington and Auckland, where Jamie was nominated for
Best Newcomer, NZ Comedy Festival 2016.
Many successful New Zealand acts have launched their careers off
the back of the Festival. We are very excited to make the most of
the opportunity given to us, and to be able to share these works on
the world's stage at the largest arts festival in the world!
Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
Tikapa Productions x
Denise Messiter on Not In Our Neighbourhood
7 MONTHS AGO
Denise Messiter talks about the conception of Not in our Neighbourhood, and her role in using theatre as a tool to advocate against violence towards women.
Kali Kopae speaks about Not in Our Neighbourhood and what it means to her
8 MONTHS AGO
Jamie & Craig on taking The Moa Show to Edinburgh
8 MONTHS AGO