World Premiere Season of Fishin' Chip.
After a tragedy, Chip races to her treasured houseboat. A stolen treasure and a birthday later, Chip is faced with the law, her sister, and most terrifyingly, her Aunty.
Chip is then forced to care for something for the first time in her life. Can she cope with responsibility? The Maori in a white family, the Pakeha among Maori. An evil step-mother, naive younger sister, and an Aunty who knows more than she lets on.
When forced to confront her poor decision making, how much anger can come from a lack of belonging? What does Taika Waititi and Lilo and Stitch have anything to do with this? Will Chip ever find home?
After a successful reading in Breaking Ground Festival in 2018, Maia Diamond (Writer & performer), Moana Ete (Director) and Vanessa Immink (Producer) have teamed up to bring Fishin' Chip to the 2019 Kia Mau Festival.
Writer/Performer: Maia Diamond
Performer: Unity Brown
Director: Mo Ete
Producer: Vanessa Immink
Set & Costume Design: Rose Marie Kirkup
Lighting Design: Isadora Lao
Dramaturgy: Mīria George
With assistance from Neenah Dekkers-Reihana and original dramaturgical support by Rachael Maza.