Juanita Hepi (Kāi Tahu, Ngāti Mutunga, Ngāi Tukairangi) is a multidisciplinary artist, producer, educator and researcher who has performed extensively throughout Aotearoa, NZ. She toured the Māori Troilus and Cressida to Shakespeare’s Globe in London for which she was nominated for a Chapman Tripp award, and starred in Himiona Grace’s award winning film The Pā Boys. Juanita is the director of Taki Rua’s 2020 te reo Māori touring season, Nga Mānu Rōreka and is completing her final year of a Masters in Māori and Indigenous Leadership. She is currently producing and directing Tūmahana alongside the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Circo Kali, which is a theatre epic based on the 1849 writings of Matiaha Tiramorehu. Working with this text has been a full circle journey for Juanita whose passions lie in the narratives of her tūrakawaewae / place to stand in Ōtautahi, and her marae at Rāpaki.
Events at Word
PAGE TO STAGE AND SCREENSaturday, 31 October 11:45 am
Do you dream of having your words brought to life on a stage or screen? Join scriptwriters as they discuss the opportunties and pitfalls for young writers wanting to make it in the world of theatre and film. Featuring Nathan Joe, Ghazaleh Golbakhsh and Juanita Hepi.