2019 Schools Tour

Young & Hungry presents the 2019 National Schools Tour

I AM MĀORI

Ordinary people changing the world

Y&H Tours (formerly EnsembleImpact; A Country of Two Halves, OUTLIERS) is back with a 50 minute bare bones programme of quality NZ theatre that comes direct to your drama room or auditorium.

The 2019 theme is I AM MĀORI. It will showcase extracts from plays by Māori playwrights. 

The programme will touch on topics such as family issues, politics and land rights, with a common thread being ordinary people doing extraordinary things to change their world, no matter who they are or their background. It is the connection to their culture that gives them great strength to fight their battles and find the hero within. 

The full list of plays will be available in term 1, 2019, along with summaries and the Master Script. 

The show will be directed by Nancy Brunning (Ngāti Raukawa, Ngāi Tūhoe). Nancy is an actress, writer and director who has won awards in film and television and has made a major contribution to the growth of Māori arts, including acting as a dramaturg for some of New Zealand’s most celebrated Māori playwrights.

Nancy says she would aspire her storyteller super power to be matakite/seeing into the future.

“Ki te kahore he whakakitenga, ka ngaro te iwi – without foresight or vision the people will be lost”.

I AM MĀORI will be touring schools around New Zealand from April 30th to June 21nd

Book us for your drama and English students today! 

The show is performed in traverse by four young professional actors and requires no lighting or sound set-up. It is ideally suited to Drama students in years 10 to 13 and has a Q&A built into the programme. An extension of the Q&A for up to 15 minutes can be arranged at the time of booking.

For more information about the tour route, pricing and making a booking click here  

Tour Route, Pricing and Booking  

Curriculum Support

Along with the performance at your school, your booking includes a study guide with:

  • A master script
  • Playwright bios and play synopses
  • a digital filming of the work which can be accessed anytime throughout the year after the tour is completed,
  • notes and information from the creative team,
  • and pre and post show activities and exercises tailored to exam requirements.

Study guide available here from Term 1, 2019