The Haka Party Incident


The Haka Party Incident

What: After the season was postponed due to the recent Level 3 lockdown in Auckland, The Haka Party Incident has been rescheduled for 30 March – 10 April.

The Auckland Theatre Company production examines an overlooked moment in New Zealand’s race relations: a violent stoush which took place in 1979 between University of Auckland engineering students and members of activist group He Taua.

Created and directed by renowned director, actor and film-maker Katie Wolfe (Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāti Tama), The Haka Party Incident is documentary theatre. The script was compiled from live interviews and recreated by the actors exactly as they were spoken in real life.

“I have always been drawn to verbatim theatre,” Wolfe says. “I am fascinated by the alchemy of performance and truth.

“I am also fascinated by the journey that Māori and Pākehā have taken in post-colonial New Zealand.

“The lessons of the past can only be lessons if they are remembered. So, I am drawn to stories that seem to have been forgotten. And there are many.”

Where: ASB Waterfront Theatre, Auckland

When: 30 March – 10 April

Tickets are now on sale for the new dates from / 0800 282 849


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