La MaMa E.T.C

in association with the

 Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative  


New Indigenous Voices 2008:

Indigenous Theatre from Aotearoa (New Zealand) 

November 24-26 


Admission to all events are FREE with $10 suggested donation.

All performances take place at

 The Club at La MaMa E.T.C., East 4th Street between 2nd Ave. and the Bowery.

Subways: 6 to Astor Place or N,W,R to 8th Street or F to 2nd Ave. 

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Monday, November 24

Indigenous Theatre from Aotearoa (New Zealand): Opening Panel Discussion
Opening Panel Discussion with playwrights Makerita Urale (Samoa), Victor Rodger (Samoa) and actress Nancy Brunning (Ngati Raukawa, Ngäi Tühoe). Excerpted Staged Readings of Frangipani Perfume, by M. Urale and My Name is Gary Cooper, by V. Rodger.
Reception in the Club.
Tuesday, November 25
Staged Reading of Frangipani Perfume by Makerita Urale, directed by Jennifer Rice (Tuscarora) followed by Post-Show Discussion with the playwright and featured actor Nancy Brunning.
Frangipani Perfume is a powerful and sensual black comedy about three Samoan sisters who have left their childhood home in the Pacific to work as cleaners in New Zealand.
Wednesday, November 26 
Staged Reading of My Name is Gary Cooper by Victor Rodger, directed by Victor Rodger followed by Post-Show Discussion with the playwright and featured actor Robbie Magasiva (Maori).
My Name is Gary Cooper is a roller-coaster ride through cultural appropriation and the impact of the American film industry on the South Pacific (and vice-versa). 


2009 Upcoming Events
La MaMa E.T.C. in association with AATI presents:

Yanagai! Yanagai! by Andrea James (Yorta Yorta), directed by Harold Dean James and Karen Oughtred 

Opens Jan. 8, 2009
at La MaMa E.T.C. 


Yanagai! Yanagai! evokes a place where past, present and future exist as one. Set in a mythical landscape on the banks of the "Dhungula" which white fullas call "The Murray", features children and elders, spirits and ghosts, dingoes and min-min lights, threaded together to tell the tales of colonial law, a people and their land.

This program is made possible in part with public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, LMCC and generously supported by Creative New Zealand, the New Zealand Consulate-General and the American Australian Association.

Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative, Inc. is a nonprofit 501c3 organization. Donations to "Australian Aboriginal Theatre Initiative, Inc." are fully deductible to the full extent permitted by law.

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