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October Fono

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

Welcome to the after-match report from Banana Boat’s October fono in Grey Lynn.

Present were Arnette Arapai, Aroha Awarau, Bobby Romia, Chris Molloy, Grant Bayley, Jonathan Riley, Joy Vaele, Leilani Salesa, Leilani Unasa, and David Mamea.

Apologies were received from a Nippon-travelling Louise Tu’u, an otherwise-engaged Geraldine Warren, and a dreadfully sick Jenni Heka.

BANANA BOAT BUSINESS

David was going to spring an annual general meeting on this fono… until he saw that the trust deed does not require an AGM. Still, we like to be transparent: Banana Boat’s maiden financial accounts are with the Charities Commission.

COMING UP

Ahi Karunaharan‘s one-man play, The Mourning After, is still playing at the Circa in Wellington.

SCRIPT READINGS

Bobby read his intriguing and absorbing monologue, Frozen Smile, which he’s planning to expand into a full-length play. We’re hooked.

Leilani‘s play-in-progress, Church Street, was read by the group, and she openly discussed her development process to date; its first appearance was at our August fono. We’re enchanted.

Aroha shared the first draft of his play, Luncheon, fulfilling the promise of his April fono teaser-reading. We’re riveted.

We here at Banana Boat count ourselves damnably honoured to be at the bleeding edge of Pasifika and Maori writing with our monthly fono. Luck has nothing to do with it.

NEXT FONO

– will be on Thursday 22 November at the Toi Ora Live Art Studio, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn. This will be the last fono for 2012.

There is a high probability of a Festive Season Fa’afiafiaga sometime early in December – details will follow sometime in November.

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April Fono

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

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

Present were GRANT BAYLEY, AROHA AWARAU, ERIC SMITH, ARNETTE ARAPAI and DAVID MAMEA.

Apologies were received from a Mangere Arts Centre-ushering JENNI HEKA.

BANANA BOAT BUSINESS

David didn’t even have any gossip to share.  Shame.

NEWS TO USE

Playmarket’s Brown Ink 2012 development programme is now open for applications – the deadline is Friday 1 June 2012.

COMING UP

Massive Company‘s The Brave is playing at the Mangere Arts Centre until Sunday 29 April 2012.  Go.  Go now because it’s the main reason why these minutes are up now rather than months from today.

GreyView‘s 3Up opens in June – brace yourself for not one, not two, but three plays from three Banana Boat writers.  The season runs from Thursday 14 to Saturday 16 June 2012 at the Herald.  (There’s a public reading of the plays-in-progress in Ponsonby on Saturday 12 May – go here for more details.)

Aroha and Arnette did some stand-up at the Classic since the last fono.  They may do some more there in the near future so start haunting those open-mic nights now.

GreyView’s I Don’t Do Coconut will return in November.

SCRIPT READING

Grant shared the first few pages of an as-yet untitled new play that he’s working on, which sparked some lively talk about love and life.

Aroha shared the first few pages of his play, Luncheon, which was a tasty wee teaser (and Aroha has promised to share more at the next fono, WHICH HE BETTER).

NEXT FONO

– will be on THURSDAY 24 MAY, at Toi Ora Live Art Trust, 6 Putiki Street, Grey Lynn.

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