Silo Theatre’s first production for 2020 brings the wealth and power of Pacific literature to roaring theatrical life. Curated by award-winning poet Grace Taylor and led by powerhouse director Fasitua Amosa, UPU gives the stage to Oceania’s most electrifying poetry. Ben Brown, Karlo Mila, Albert Wendt and more. UPU is for the trailblazers, the icons and the new writers transforming Aotearoa today. 

Following two knock-out Matariki seasons at the Basement Theatre, UPU is a remix, a re-imagining, an all-star line-up of leading Māori and Pasefika performers reviving the words of our literary legends and bellowing out the proclamations and provocations of the next game-changing generation.

“Come home to the sea. She has a big heart: she adopts anyone who loves her.” — Epeli Hau’ofa, Our Sea of Islands


"This show is pure oratory and storytelling at its finest" - Theatrescenes


Please note: Recommended 15+. Contains strong language and adult themes


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