after-school drama classES at the Māoriland Hub
Pikopiko After school drama classes for rangatahi in years 5 - 8 at the Māoriland Hub
Pikopiko are after-school drama classes led by trained actors Isaac Te Reina (The Actor’s Programme) and Louisa Donnell.
Every Monday, rangatahi will learn performance and storytelling skills.
It’s perfect for rangatahi who are dream of a career on stage or in films or tv!
Pikopiko is FREE to attend for rangatahi in years 5 – 8 (ages 10 -12) by enrolment only.
- Pikopiko is for rangatahi in years 5 – 8 (ages 10-12).
- Classes start Monday 2 May and are held every Monday after school until June 13, from 4pm – 6pm.
- Participants should attend all sessions.
- The programme will close on Friday 24 June with a performance at the opening of Matariki Ramaroa Festival in Paraparaumu.
- The Māoriland Hub is located at 68 Main Street, Ōtaki.
ACTING CLASSES FOR RANGATAHI
4 – 6 PM
Enrol to participate in Pikopiko now – limited spaces in each class!
Ko Mamaru te Waka
Ko Kahukuraariki te Wahine Rangatira
No Te Whare Tapu o Nga Puhi me Ngati Kahu ki Whangaroa
Raised on the farm, and taught with Aroha and respect, I was a hori with a story. After kura, I found myself on a doorstep to a creative pathway, and since, I have connected deeply with so many. Laughing, crying, connecting, Hongi with an immense amount of pressure on our noses just to make sure you get all the Mauri in. Sincerely, creativity is my thing, and my art is my Taonga to you.
Ko Reuben Hohepa Butler Toku Ingoa.
Erroll Anderson is a descendent of Ngāpuhi – Ngāti Hau Hapū. He attended Whitireia Community Polytechnic in Wellington graduating with a diploma in Acting in 2016. After completing his studies, he was cast in a number of theatre productions ‘2080’ directed by Katie Wolfe, ‘The Travelling Squirrel’ directed by Susan Wilson, ‘All Our Sons’ directed by Nathaniel Lees and Paramount Productions motion picture ‘Ghost in the Shell’ directed by Rupert Saunders.
Since 2017 he has worked consistently in theatre, television, tv-series, ads, music video, shorts and films. He is also a member of The Māori Sidesteps. This collective introduced him to satire bringing awareness to racism in juvenile prisons, online formats, schools and corporations.
Erroll recently gained funding to create his own short-film ‘Tuakana’ through the Māoriland Productions and is in the process of writing a contrasting comedy series called ‘BOTZ’.
Erroll has recently secured a role among the M3 team teaching children in pre-school, primary school and intermediate the power of Māori pūrakau, movement and mindfulness.
Isaac Te Reina
He uri ahau no Ngati Raukawa ki te tonga toku Iwi, Ngati Kapumanawawhiti toku hapu.
I trained at the ‘NZ Film and Televsion School’ to begin my career as a professional filmmaker. After directing my own film scripts, I figured I needed to diversify my knowledge and skill set as a director in order to articulate effective communication with actors better. The law of attraction works in the universe as I met Sara Wiseman on a feature film ‘Human Traces’ who serendipitously was looking for someone to begin training at ‘The Actor’s Program’ 2016. In Tāmaki Makaurau I began training as a professional and now working actor, in Kathryn Rawling’s agency. For 5 years I have co-created with a range of NZ and international artists for film/writing and theatrical works.
In 2018 I was awarded Creative New Zealand’s ‘Nga Manu Pirere’ award for best emerging Maori artist.
- Pikopiko is delivered in person at the Māoriland Hub.
- Classes are limited in number.
- All kaimahi are vaccinated for COVID-19.
- When possible, classes are held outside.
- When COVID-19 is in the community (at Orange and Red) kaimahi will wear masks while inside.