$25 - $42
22-27 AUG 2023

Through choreography, indigenous instrumentation, evocative text, and cutting-edge technology, Moe Miti erupts onto the stage. In an ode to the power of storytelling, three generations of Samoan women attempt to rewrite the future by contending with the past. In the shifting space between waking and sleep, ancient lineages take shape in the darkness. 

Pepe, a young afakasi woman born in New Zealand, confronts a severance from both her mother Valu and her Samoan language and culture. Her land and lineage are on the tip of her tongue, but Valu leaves her mute as she vies for centre stage. When their ancestor Aiga emerges in a dreamscape, and refuses to be ignored, ancient and contemporary identities converge in a collision of intergenerational reconciliation and transformation. Origin stories of cruelty and courage crawl into consciousness. 

As plumes of smoke, beams of electric blue light, and spirits appear and recede into the darkness, Moe Miti collides ancient and contemporary stories, pushing theatrical boundaries. Moe Miti is a means to reclaim identity, honour heritage, and forge a path towards healing.

Presented by Red Leap Theatre.

$2 per hour to a max of $12 on weekends and a $12 flat rate for weekday evenings at The Civic car park. Find out more

Last updated: 27 June 2023