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Jim Moriarty, 1994 (2nd of 2)

Jim Moriarty, 1994

Prominent Māori theatre performer Jim Moriarty is seen here in one of his best-known roles, the solo show Michael James Manaia by John Broughton. The play, about a disturbed Vietnam War veteran, was first performed at Wellington's Downstage Theatre in 1991. Moriarty later toured the play nationally and to the Edinburgh Festival. This photo shows a 1994 production at Taki Rua Theatre. Moriarty later formed Te Rakau Hua O Te Wao Tapu Trust, a performing arts organisation working with at-risk young people.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/3514/4-F
Photograph by Mark Coote

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How to cite this page:

Laurie Atkinson, 'Actors and acting - Multiculturalism and acting, 1980 to 2013', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 30 November 2020)

Story by Laurie Atkinson, published 22 Oct 2014