May Fono

Malo e lelei
Kia orana
Tena koutou
Ni sa bula
Talofa lava
Taloha ni
Fakaalofa lahi atu

Welcome to a rather late after-match report from Banana Boat’s May fono in Grey Lynn.

Present were Edward Peni and David Mamea.

Apologies were received from Grant Bayley, Leilani Unasa and Jenni Heka.

BANANA BOAT BUSINESS

The low turn-out was due largely to someone not giving a gentle heads-up until the night before.

As Edward and David waited for further attendees who did not eventuate, their conversation included the politics of identity in not just Pasifika theatre, but a wide range of media, the state of Pasifika and Maori representation in dramatic media – the TV3 show Harry came up – and the future of Pasifika creative arts.

NEXT FONO

– will be on Thursday 28 February 2013 at the Toi Ora Live Art Studio, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn.

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April Fono

Fakaalofa lahi atu
Malo e lelei
Kia orana
Tena koutou
Ni sa bula
Talofa lava
Taloha ni

Welcome to a very late after-match report from Banana Boat’s April fono in Grey Lynn.

Present were Geraldine Warren, Jonathan Riley, JD Williams and Leilani Unasa.

Apologies were received from Grant Bayley and an in-production Jenni Heka and David Mamea.

BANANA BOAT BUSINESS

There was no business worth mentioning this month.

COMING UP

Eric Smith & Chetan Patel’s second mounting of I Don’t Do Coconut played at TAPAC, Western Springs.

David Mamea’s premiere season of Goodbye My Feleni played at Basement Theatre, Auckland City.

SCRIPT READINGS

Being a super-short meeting, there were no script readings this month.

NEXT FONO

– will be on Thursday 23 May 2013 at the Toi Ora Live Art Studio, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn.

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