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Listen: Fasi Amosa and the poetry of the pacific

Fasi Amosa is a New Zealand writer, director, and actor. In this interview with Andrew Whiteside, Fasi discusses the stage show UPU which is opening in Wellington as part of the Kia Mau Festival in mid-June. I was fortunate enough to see UPU last year in Auckland and it is an incredible showcase of Māori and Pacific poetry performed by a terrific cast. Fasi Amosa directed this play, but I also managed to sneak in a question about his appearance in the American sitcom Young Rock starring Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson. 

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UPU plays as part of the Kia Mau Festival:
Circa One, Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington
15 – 19 June
Tues: 6.30pm, Fri – Sat: 8pm
 
Originally commissioned by Auckland Arts Festival in conjunction with Silo Theatre
Funded by Creative New Zealand

For the full programme of events visit www.kiamaufestival.org

You can also see a video piece about the show from 2020 below:

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