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The Savage Coloniser Show: Nelson Arts Festival 2023

Fierce, furious, fabulously unforgiving: from its premiere at Auckland Arts Festival comes the celebrated stage adaptation of Tusiata Avia’s unapologetic poetry collection.

Inspired by the poems of celebrated New Zealand Samoan poet, Tusiata Avia who became the first female Pasifika poet to win the Ockham Book Award for poetry for The Savage Coloniser Book, this show presents a sometimes blistering, sometimes amusing, but always clear-eyed examination of colonisation and the continually thorny subjects of race in Aotearoa.

Following on from the triumphant, internationally acclaimed Wild Dogs Under My Skirt, and again under the artful direction of Anapela Polata’ivao, Avia’s examination of race and racism, the colonised and the coloniser, is full of bold humour, courage and lacerating truths.

Not to be missed!

“a production of unparalleled excellence” – Spinoff

“honest, disruptive, and empowering” – Theatrescenes

Thurs 19 + Fri 20 Oct | 8pm | 70 min
Schools Show: Fri 20 Oct 1pm
Pay What You Can (PWYC)

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