Story: Māori theatre - te whare tapere hōu

Whatungarongaro, 1991

Whatungarongaro, i te tau 1991

Roma Potiki and her company He Ara Hou devised the production Whatungarongaro in 1990, and it premiered that year in Wellington. This is the poster for its North Island tour the following year. The play portrays a dysfunctional and violent modern Māori family, and incorporates elements of traditional Māori drama. 

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: Eph-D-DEPOT-1991-01

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Courtesy of Taki Rua Productions

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How to cite this page:

Mark Derby and Briar Grace-Smith, 'Māori theatre - te whare tapere hōu - First Māori theatre companies, 1970–1990', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 8 August 2022)

Story by Mark Derby and Briar Grace-Smith, published 22 Oct 2014