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The Savage Coloniser Show

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  • General admission: $51.00 each
  • Admission: $45.00 each
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  • Tue 10 Sep 2024, 7:30pm–8:45pm
  • Wed 11 Sep 2024, 7:30pm–8:45pm
  • Thu 12 Sep 2024, 7:30pm–8:45pm
  • Fri 13 Sep 2024, 7:30pm–8:45pm


All Ages

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WORD Christchurch

Written by Tusiata Avia MNZM
Directed by Anapela Polatava’ivao ONZM

Following on from the internationally triumphant production of Tusiata Avia ’s Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, FCC theatre company brings to ferocious life the acclaimed writer’s The Savage Coloniser Book, for which she became the first female Pasifika poet to take out the Ockham Award for poetry.

The Savage Coloniser Show is an unapologetic examination of race and racism – full of bold humour, courage and lacerating truths. Fierce, furious and fabulously unforgiving, The Savage Coloniser Show is theatre that is as provocative as it is necessary – and a red-hot ticket you should fear missing out on.

“With characteristic savage and stylish wit, Avia holds the word-blade to our necks and presses with a relentless grace. At the end, you’ll feel your pulse anew.” — Selina Tusitala Marsh, NZ Poet Laureate

The cast includes Stacey Leilua (Wild Dogs Under My Skirt/Young Rock), Petmal Petelo (Wild Dogs Under My Skirt/Things That Matter), Joanna Mika-Toloa (Wild Dogs Under My Skirt/The Factory), Ilaisaane Green (Wild Dogs Under My Skirt/Red, White & Brass film), Mario Faumui (Co-founder Fine Fatale, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt choreograher) and Katalaina Polata’ivao-Saute who made her acting debut in the 2023 Auckland Arts Festival season.

Writer Tusiata Avia MNZM
Director Anapela Polata’ivao ONZM
FCC Producer Victor Rodger ONZM
Company Producer Andrew Malmo
Assistant Producer / Tour Manager Kasi Valu
Stage Manager Chrissy Vaega
Choreographers Tupua Tigafua & Mario Faumui
Composer David Long
Production Designers Bradley Gledhill & Rachel Marlow (Filament Eleven 11)
Production Manager / Sound Operator Emily Hakaraia
Lighting Operator Peter Davison
Costume Design Elizabeth Whiting

Originally commissioned by and premiered at Auckland Arts Festival 2023 this tour is supported by Creative New Zealand, produced by FCC and presented as part of the PANNZ (Performing Arts Network of New Zealand) touring programme.

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