Saturday 6 April, 2024
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Bursting with humour and pure entertainment. 

One of New Zealand’s most successful theatrical exports makes its way to the Gold Coast after touring to New York, across New Zealand, and winning multiple awards.

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt is an exhilarating theatrical poetry experience, alive with energy and rhythm. It’s a thought-provoking and unapologetic work, drawing from Tusiata Avia’s poetry. 

This outstanding production breathes fierce life into poetry, womanhood and the unsettling challenge to tradition and conformity. 

Steaming pig and McDonald’s value meals. Palagi (white) men and ruthless, authoritarian aunties. Jesus and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Hardcore Fa’a Samoa versus new New Zealand ways.  

Breathing provocative new life into the play’s examination and celebration of what it is to be a Samoan woman, Anapela Polata’ivao’s commanding direction, introduces nuance, power and dramatic sophistication into Tusiata Avia’s deeply personal view of Pacific Island life and its sometimes uneasy collisions with New Zealand.  

In the wake of this unending colonial earthquake, five Samoan characters make their lives between two cultures: playing, gossiping, enduring, enforcing the patriarchal status quo and carving out powerful new identities.  

Vivid, passionate, and compelling, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt is also flush with humour and pure entertainment. 

Written by Tusaiata Avia
Directed by Anapela Polata’ivao ;