I Ain’t Mad At Cha is about a young Māori boy’s relationship with rhymes.
It’s 1999 and Kiwa struggles with the whole “being Māori” thing. If it’s not his bro giving him shit about being a ‘wanna-be’ rapper, it’s his GF Izzy who wants the world, or the local dairy owner who knows all about ‘his kind’ of people, or worst of all, his own Uncle Hamu – a local cop and local douche bag.
Kiwa’s done with being judged – worst of all by his own people. How do black American fullas who live 20,000km away make him feel more understood than his own whānau and iwi do?
Written by Turene Jones (Rongowhakaata, Te Arawa)
Directed by Jatinder Singh and James Jennings
Theatre box office and refreshments open one hour before each show.
Warning: This production contains the use of coarse language.
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