In March 2017, FONUA, a new show about the effects of Climate Change on the Pacific  will open at Māngere Arts Centre – Ngā Tohu o Uenuku as part of the Auckland Arts Festival‘s Whānui programme.


    The creative team has issued an OPEN CASTING CALL Saturday 26 November, at Metro Theatre in Mangere East. The call is for members of the Pacific community to come and join the large cast. The roles will include singing and movement in response to the global challenge of climate change, from the perspective of some of the most affected nations in the world. No acting experience is required.


    This is a unique opportunity for you to join friends and Whānau in an important community performance.


    WHEN: Sat 26 November
    WHERE: Metro Theatre (Mangere East Hall)
    ADDRESS: 351 Massey Rd, Mangere East
    TIME: 12pm sharp – 3pm

    To register or for more info please contact:
    Jason Manumu’a
    021 0270 2509




    A uniquely Polynesian call to action.


    There was a time that we lived with the land. We were stewards of our land, working in harmony with nature and the abundant beauty and resource available to us as peoples of the Pacific. Traditional knowledge taught us to move sustainably within our environment and to treasure it’s unique life giving properties.

    Now we are destroying our environment and our homes across the Pacific. Fonua is our community’s response to the global challenge of climate change, from the perspective of some of the most affected nations in the world.

    Fonua is a dynamic large scale outdoor theatre work showcasing the diverse voices of the Polynesian community in South Auckland. Lead by Directors Jason Manumu’a and Troy Tu’ua, Fonua uses song, dance, chanting and physical performance to highlight that a global crisis requires a shift from individualism to an urgent collective call for change.

    “What are the messages that we as Polynesians can share with the world? How can we ourselves take action and encourage other cultures to follow suit?” Jason Manumu’a, Artistic Director

    Co-produced by the Auckland Arts Festival

    Supported through the Auckland Diversity Project Fund and part of the Auckland Arts Festival Whānui programme.

    Creative New Zealand and Foundation North

    Photograph from Litia Maiava.

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