Breaking Ground

(Te Auaha, 65 Dixon Street, Wellington)

The 12th season of our new writing festival, Breaking Ground returns to Wellington City in 2021, presented as part of KIA MAU Festival.

The 12th season of our new writing festival, Breaking Ground returns to Wellington City in 2021.

Breaking Ground is a festival of ideas, crafted into life by playwrights from across Aotearoa. After our first online season in 2020, in response in Covid-19, Te Whanganui-a-Tara will again be home to Māori & Pasifika writers of theatre.

This year, our festival will be imagining new stories for the stage and host seven playwrights who will be developing six new stageplays.

Friday 18 June, 2PM
Mokomoko by Sherilee Kahui; dramaturgy by Lynda Chanwai-Earle
Water Memories by Grace Iwashita Taylor; dramaturgy by Nathaniel Lees
The First Prime-Time Asian Sitcom by Nahyeon Lee; dramaturgy by Cassandra Tse

Saturday 19 June, 10AM
Lupahila by Ali Foa'i; dramaturgy by Jason Te Kare
The Liar, the Thief and the Coward by Natano Keni and Sarita So; dramaturgy by Tusi Tamasese
The Boy and her Piano by Sean Rivera Millward; dramaturgy by Jason Te Kare

Check out more from KIA MAU Festival at kiamaufestival.org