Wild Dogs Under My Skirt


Vivid, passionate and provocative, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt is flush with humour and pure entertainment.

Alive with the energy and rhythm of raw and lyrical performance poetry and oral traditions, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt will challenge your perceptions of culture, life and love. Based on Tusiata Avia’s celebrated and unapologetic poetry, this is a play that explores power, politics, racism, love, sex, abuse and life between cultures. It’s a celebration of island life, the femininity of a Samoan woman and all its wonderful complexities.

Fresh from their historical New York season at the SoHo Theatre.

Written By: Tusiata Avia
Directed By: Anapela Polata’ivao
Lighting: Rachel Marlow
Set: Jane Hakaraia with artwork motifs by Tyla Vaeau
Adornments: Pacific Sisters
With thanks to Silo Theatre and Auckland Arts Festival

“a uniquely poetic perspective” – NZ Herald

“…a treasure and truly one-of-a-kind. It’s for people like my sisters, cisters, fa’afafine, aunties, mother and grandmother. Its for Sāmoan women. And men. I say, it’s for everyone in need of finding the wild dog that lives within us all.” – Theatrescenes


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Sat 22 Feb, 7.30pm

Sun 23 Feb, 7.30pm


$45 General Admission

$40 Concession


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