What if Climate Change was Purple?
Māori actor and theatre maker, Tola Newbery is creating Toi Āmai: Papa in collaboration with a team of award winning sound designers, dramaturgs, dancers and advisors who share the kaupapa of Mana Motuhake Māori. Toi Āmai: Papa is an indigenous inter-arts work that shines a lens on our responsibility to protect Papatūānuku through climate action and understanding ‘interconnections’ between people and the world around us. The multi-disciplinary project is a community driven theatrical treatise on indigenous worldview thinking, that aims to bring about positive social change. Part of the work will be performed in te reo Māori, integrating the nuance and essence of culture and storytelling. Yvette Waikari of Manawakura is producing the project.
Tola Newbery Oho-Taiao. Image credit: Sampson Karst