Kōrero: Theatre companies and producers

Niu Sila

Watch an excerpt from Niu Sila, a play exploring the friendship between a Samoan and a palagi (Pākehā) boy, with all its cross-cultural challenges and rewards, in 1970s suburban New Zealand. The actors, playing multiple characters, are David Fane and Damon Andrews. Niu Sila was written jointly by Oscar Kightley, originally known for his association with the Pacific Underground theatre company, and Dave Armstrong of Armstrong Creative. It premiered at Downstage Theatre, Wellington, in 2003.

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Courtesy of Armstrong Creative

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Mark Derby, 'Theatre companies and producers - Theatre companies since the 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/video/43428/niu-sila (accessed 9 December 2019)

He kōrero nā Mark Derby, i tāngia i te 22 Oct 2014