Written by JOHN HARVEY AND TAINUI TUKIWAHO Directed by RACHAEL MAZA AND TAINUI TUKIWAHO Set Design by JACOB NASH Composition and Musical Direction by BRENDON BONEY Lighting Design by JANE HAKARAIA AV Design by JAMES HENRY Sound Design by LAUGHTON KORA Costume Design by TE URA HOSKINS
Performed by UNCLE JACK CHARLES, MARK COLES SMITH, LANA GARLAND, TAWHIRANGI MACPHERSON, LISA MAZA, TUAKOI OHIA, BRADY PEETI, TAINUI TUKIWAHO, DALARA WILLIAMS, DION WILLIAMS, BRENDON BONEY, LAUGHTON KORA, MAYELLA DAVIS
You’re invited to the wedding reception of Māori woman Hera and Aboriginal man Kane, two ambitious and deeply in love career-hotshots who have their perfect day flawlessly mapped out. But there’s one thing Hera and Kane can’t control…their families. As the biggest mob of Aunties, Uncles and cousins from both sides of the ‘ditch’ get worked up for the blackest wedding ever, reality sinks in fast. Will this international love story bring two strong cultures together, or will it blow Hera and Kane’s world apart? Featuring a live band rocking out retro classics, BLACK TIESis an irreverent, vibrant and hilarious new work from two leading First Nations theatre companies: ILBIJERRI Theatre Company (Australia) and Te Rēhia Theatre (Aotearoa/New Zealand).
H M DESIGN HANNAH MURPHY
set and costume design/maker
bachelor of Fine Arts (Production), Victorian College of the Arts