- Kia Ora Khalid 4P
- 18 March 2009 1:15 PM
Kia Ora Khalid will dazzle and surprise. This heart-warming production explores migration stories across Aotearoa, looking at what it means to be called a Kiwi, through a child’s eyes and with a child’s honesty. Join us for a musical journey that crosses continents and discover that you don’t have to look far to find the refugee story in all of us.
Kia ora Khalid was commissioned by the National Theatre for Children to explore the affect that migration to another country has on children. The company has been developing the work over a two year period collaborating with award winning composer Gareth Farr playwright Dave Armstrong, and Sara Brodie as Director.
The show takes place over a lunch hour in a New Zealand school, where we meet: Tom, a pakeha boy, who has a bit of a mouth that he can’t control; Trang, a first generation Cambodian New Zealander; Serena, a Samoan migrant and ever the diplomat; and Khalid, an Afghani that arrived in New Zealand via the Nauru island detention camp.
The work explores these children’s family stories, revealing that you don’t have to go far back in any New Zealand family tree to find the refugee story in all of us. As part of the development process for this production workshops were held with students in Wellington and Auckland, which has helped to inform the storylines.
Venue and Booking DetailsThe Opera House
Manners Street (between Cuba and Taranaki Streets)
Available as part of Capital E’s National Arts Festival: Senior Education package booking. Check the Capital E website for more information.