When: 1 – 4 March 2023
Time: Wed – Fri 6.30pm | Sat 2 & 6.30pm
AUSLAN interpreted performance: Sat 4 Mar 2pm
Audio described performance: Sat 4 Mar 6.30pm
Tactile tour available before the evening show on Sat 4 Mar (starts at 5.30pm)
Pricing: $16 – $39
Student Special: $16
Eligible for a Perth Festival package discount
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Duration: 70 minutes
Note: Recommended for ages 5+
While 5-7 years old will absolutely enjoy the show, children aged 8-12 years will understand the full narrative detail. Young people aged 12+ will be able to understand and be delighted by the deeper cultural references in the show.
The performance contains moments of darkness, smoke, haze and loud sound.
Co-Writers: Nathan Maynard (trawlwoolway pakana) & Jamie McCaskill (Ngāti Tamaterā, Te AtiHaunui a Pāpārangi, Ngā Puhi)
Director: Isaac Drandic (Noongar)
Assistant Director & pakana Cultural Advisor: Nathan Maynard (trawlwoolway pakana)
Cast: Elaine Crombie (Pitjantjatjara & Yankunytjatjara), Tibian Wyles (Girramay, Kalkadoon), Tyler Wilson Kokiri (Māori), Najwa Adams Ebel (Birri-Gubba) & Poroaki Merritt-McDonald (Māori)
Set Designer: Jane Hakaraia (Ngāti Raukawa ki te Tonga)
Sound Designer: Maaka McGregor (Māori)
Lighting Designer: Ben Hughes
AV Designer: Keith Deverell
Costume Designer: Sabio Evans
Associate Designer & Design pakana Guide: Denni Proctor (pakana)
Voice & Movement Coach: Reuben Butler
Boat Technical Design: Greg Methe
Additional Māori Cultural Advisor: Maakarita Paku
muyini song lyric contributor: Kaninna Langford (Aboriginal) and Jordy Gregg (Murrie)
Education Kit: Dr Meg Upton with Theresa Sainty (pakana) and Kimo Winiata (Māori)
Producer: Annette Downs
Production Manager: Simon Rush
Stage Manager: Adam (Gus) Powers
Assistant Stage Manager & Tour Manager: Sinsa Mansell (pakana)
Technical Operator: Marty Shlansky
Construction Team: Sabio Evans, Jen Goodluck, Petra Lagewaard, Greg Methe, Denni Proctor, Jake Sanger, Edith la Sauvage, Harriet Ayers assisted by Stephanie Rebeld
Besties Niarra and Te Umuroa are out playing in the bush. It’s just another day in paradise – until they glimpse what can only be the world’s last Tasmanian tiger.
Dodging determined hunters Niarra and Te Umuroa set sail for Aotearoa to hide their new friend. But hunters aren’t the only ones on this tiger’s tail. The pair will have to outwit Māori gods and palawa spirits to save their furry friend. Intrepid young explorers will delight in this celebration of adventure, friendship and the power of culture – wherever you find it.
Co-written by Tasmanian playwright Nathan Maynard (trawlwoolway pakana) and Aotearoa writer Jamie McCaskill (Māori), Hide the Dog is a truly trans-Tasman creation. This world premiere production from Performing Lines TAS is directed by Isaac Drandic (Noongar) on a spectacular set by Māori designer Jane Hakaraia.
Header image: Jillian Mundy (pakana)
Image gallery and synopsis image: Pat Stevenson
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government’s Major Festivals Initiative, managed by the Australia Council its Arts Funding and Advisory Body, in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc., commissioned by Ten Days on the Island, Brisbane Festival, RISING, Sydney Festival and Perth Festival.
This project has also been supported by Arts Tasmania, Tim Minchin, Terrapin, Theatre Royal Hobart, Taki Rua, Creative NZ, Illibijerri Theatre Company, Capital E Children’s Theatre NZ, Bryony Anderson, Museum of New Zealand te Papa Tongarewa, Arts Centre Melbourne, Queensland Performing Arts Centre Tikapa Productions, and anonymous PAC conference 2017 delegates.
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