Tusiata Avia's critically acclaimed Wild Dogs Under My Skirt coming to Mangere Arts Centre

Following the critically acclaimed productions of CLUB PARADISO by Victor Rodger, and PUZZY by Kiana Rivera featuring Victor Rodger, FCC are proud to present Wild Dogs Under My Skirt by Tusiata Avia.

FCC are excited to bring Wild Dogs Under My Skirt to life once again under Polataivao’s direction, featuring an exciting cast of Pacifica talent including Stacey Leilua (THE FACTORY), Nora Aati (MY NAME IS GARY COOPER) , Malia ‘Ahovelo (PUZZY), Luse Sua Tuipulotu (PIGS ON THE RUN) , Joanna Mika-Toloa (GIRL ON A CORNER) and newcomer Grace Vanilau.

Avia gained critical acclaim when she toured her landmark solo play around the world from 2002 to 2008 and the subsequent poetry collection of the same name was released to similar success in 2004.

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt charts her experience with the sometimes painful intersection of New Zealand and Samoan cultures in her life.

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.

Originally toured as a solo show performed by the author, this adaptation uses a cast of six to bring Avia's evocative and compelling characters to life.

Last year, her cousin, the award-winning playwright, Victor Rodger (BLACK FAGGOT, MY NAME IS GARY COOPER), decided to stage Wild Dogs Under My Skirt with six actresses as part of his regular FCC play readings in Auckland.

Under the direction of Arts Laureate Anapela Polataivao, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt was hands down the most popular FCC play reading of 2016.

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt also marks the first time that Rodger and Avia have worked together on a professional project.


RESTRICTION: R13 (mature content)

TICKETING: Eventfinder

VENUE: Mangere Arts Centre

PERFORMANCES: Sept 26th-30th: 8pm + Saturday October 1st: 2pm and 8pm