REVIEW: Sing to Me (Auckland Arts Festival)

March 17, 2021
[Beyond the Pairs of Opposites] “Our mind is capable of passing beyond the dividing line we have drawn for it. Beyond the pairs of opposites of which the world consists, other, new insights begin.” ― Hermann Hesse Taki Rua’s Sing to Me opened at Rangatira Q Theatre as part of the Auckland Arts Festival on 11 March to limited capacity […]

REVIEW: Putorino Hill (Taki Rua)

July 16, 2014
Hill of Memory   [by James Wenley] “More of a murky puddle than a fresh water spring” is how Whiti (Rob Mokaraka) describes trying to look back into his past. Taki Rua’s new work, Pūtōrino Hill by Chris Molloy by is a captivating memory play where the past’s reflection is a murky place indeed, revealing curses, hushed up scandals, patupaiarehe (fairies) demons. […]

This Week in the Theatre Scene: The Return (5-11 August)

August 4, 2013
High School Flashbacks [by James Wenley] This week in the Theatre Scene gives our top picks for the upcoming week in theatre. We tried out this feature at the beginning of the year, but it fell by the wayside… probably because we were seeing too much theatre… Its all in the line of duty of course, folks, and here we bend our […]