Malamalama - Enlightenment
"The human race is just a chemical scum on a moderate-sized planet, orbiting around a very average star in the outer suburb of one among a hundred billion galaxies. We are so insignificant that I can't believe the whole universe exists for our benefit. That would be like saying that you would disappear if I closed my eyes” - Stephen Hawking
Anapela Polataivao is a theatre director and actor. She is Toi Whakaari NZ Drama School trained and is based in South Auckland. Her acting film credentials include Zia Mandviwalla’s short film Night Shift and Tusi Tamasese’s One Thousand Ropes. She has directed numerous theatre productions including Wild Dogs Under My Skirt by Tusiata Avia. She is currently an artist in residency at the Nathan Homestead in Manurewa and as part of their summer initiative, she is developing a new work to be staged at the homestead’s manicured lawns.