(on) Whatipu

(on) Whatipu “What is our song?” she asked.

“Orphans and Bastards don’t have that kind of birthright” he replied.

(on) Whatipu is a mixed media journey through identity, immigration and grief. Nina encounters her dead relatives on a Whatipu beach, the reunion she never expected and isn’t quite sure she wants. She ventures to unearth the skeletons of her past and move on to her future in the hope of finishing the album that she’s been working on for far too long.

Navi Collaborative is back with its third original play. Using the magic of puppetry, live music, spoken word and film this is an interdisciplinary exploration of self-acceptance. Set on the wild windswept shore of Whatipu our New Zealand Immigrant digs her toes into the black sand of the long white cloud.

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22 - 23 February; 19:30 (UXBRIDGE)
1 - 3 March; 20:00 (Empire Studios)


UXBRIDGE Arts & Culture
25 Uxbridge Road, Mellons Bay

Empire Studios
2 Bond St, Grey Lynn


80 minutes


$18 - $22


Accessible seating available

Content Warnings:

Language no problem


Dance & Physical Theatre, Events & Film, Music, Theatre,

Mixed Media, Puppetry