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49m Drama 2021

Ngā mihi o te wā o Hine Raumati! Welcome to Moana Nui’s Summer Season!

We’re proudly partnering with artist Shanaia Boutsady, to share the Return Digital Season of the Kia Mau Festival 2021 debut work, MAETU.

Watering lemongrass, staring at a screen and walking through empty hallways – a day to day ritual.

As Maetu sits in her little green house she strings back memories through her household objects that have brought her to where she is now.

This is MAETU, an abstract and image based theatre production that tells the story of a wonderful Grandmother by emerging artist Shanaia Boutsady.enter image description here


Shanaia Boutsady

Lao Dance Choreograper

Soulivone Phonevilay

Stage Manager

Emma Katene

Technical Operator

Jacob Banks

Poster Designer

Jode Wade Lee


Shanaia Boutsady

Director of Photography

Timon Zeiss

Second Camera

Jason Wang

Timon Zeiss


Sound Recordist

Duncan Phillips

Post Production Sound

Michael Allan

Moana Nui Producer

Kahu Kutia

Moana Nui Exective Producer

Mīria George

General Manager

Dolina Wehipeihana

Artistic Director & Chief Executive

Hone Kouka


Lao, English


New Zealand


Kia Mau Festival