Love to say goodbye
At the base of Puketāpapa, the state house used as the location for Toa Fraser’s film No.2
is brought to life once more – before its demolition – as the setting for a homecoming season of theatre classics and new works from No.3 Roskill Theatre, directed by Tanya Muagututi’a (Pacific Underground).
“As a new generation of voices, who with our families endure the neighbourhood’s redevelopment, we are inspired by Toa Fraser, Oscar Kightley and the Polynesian Panthers. We pay homage to their revolutionary acts of aroha.” — No.3 Roskill Theatre
Love to say goodbye theatre works (FREE)
No.3 Roskill Theatre invite their neighbours to share an experience of high quality art performed by local rangatahi. Enjoy an evening with the newly formed theatre troupe as they present a plethora of original works reflective of their neighbourhood, their stories.
Weds 10–Sun 21 March
Dawn Raids play readings (FREE)
Commemorate the Polynesian Panthers’ courage and bravery with these public readings of Arts Foundation Laureate Oscar Kightley’s critically acclaimed play Dawn Raids.
Thu 18–Sat 20 March, 7pm
"...It was a crazy honour for me...to watch a new generation bring this place alive once again." - Toa Fraser
"...at the base of, with our backs to Pukewīwī / Puketāpapa, a consistent reference and reminder throughout the performance - we are watching gentrification take place in real time..." - Teremoana Rapley
"...Such a beautiful and moving performance at AAF’s No 3 Roskill Theatre..." - Renee Laing
"A must see production filled with local talents, diverse culture, performing arts, the true Roskill people, their everyday lives and memories." - Fiona Lai