An ode to teenagers and their mums, Birds is an urban tale told through the eyes of a young Niuean boy growing up in Auckland’s Avondale hood-lands.
Tommy likes hip-hop dancing, has a mad crush on the lead Kapa Haka girl at school and believes he can Kung Fu the biggest bully terrorizing the local Riversdale Park. But his mum, Moka has different plans for Tommy. Moka wants him to wake up on time for school, go to university and learn all things Niuean. Their two wills collide but both must compromise in order to fly. Birds shines a light on the bond between a solo-mother and her only child, living in a new place. Birds gives voice to Avondale’s hood.
Birds promises to be an uplifting and memorable night at the theatre.
Written by award-winning playwright Dianna Fuemana.
Directed by Scotty Cotter (The Brave, Tu)
Birds stars Ali Foa’i (Falemalama, Aukalofa) and Bianca Seinafo (Number 2, Big Trouble)
17-21 September 2013
The Basement Theatre
Lower Greys Ave
Tickets: i-ticket, ph (09) 361 1000
For interviews please contact producer, Sharu on 021 652 175 or [email protected]