April 13, 2022

My Grandfather is a Canoe

My Grandfather is a canoe

Venue: Little Andromeda Theatre, Christchurch

Dates: 26-29 July

Fresh from Dunedin Fringe and winner of the Auckland Fringe Touring Award, Flying Geese in collaboration with Inati Aotearoa presents: My Grandfather is a Canoe. To sail on voyaging waka in the Pacific with no land in sight is where this play begins. From prayers sung to distant stars and love letters to sun-drenched voyagers, My Grandfather is a Canoe brings the poems of Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna'i to the stage, accompanied by songs from the Pacific and illustrations by Silivelio Fasi. Buy tickets here

Cast and Crew

Playwright & Performer - Faumuina Felolini Maria Tafuna'i

Poet & Performer - Michael Dom

Musical Director - Hiliako Iaheto

Director - Marisiale Tunoka

Producer - Pip Laufiso

Performer - Mauosamoa White

Performer - Petone White

Performer - Emily White

Performer - Melitiana White

Performer - Lasela Sumner

Musician - Siaosi Kei

Musician - Waisea McGoon

Musician - Lopeti Sumner

Illustrator - Silivelio Fasi

Catering - Fiona Mackinlay

Catering - Tilz Laufiso

Catering - Evotia Laufiso

Production - Lah Tuhura Laufiso

Production - Pesamino Tili

Production - Tanya Muagututia

Production - Posenai Mavaega