Ol Woman Naoia - tri blong hanred plis (contributing playwright)

Ol Woman Naoia: tri blong hanred plis (Women of Today - three shells of kava please) chronicles one day in the life of three young women who work at the same non-profit in Port Vila, the capital city of Vanuatu, an island archipelago in the South Pacific. Leipakoa suffers from domestic violence. Ana wins a scholarship to study abroad but struggles with the prospect of leaving her young daughter. Dawn is the...
Ol Woman Naoia: tri blong hanred plis (Women of Today - three shells of kava please) chronicles one day in the life of three young women who work at the same non-profit in Port Vila, the capital city of Vanuatu, an island archipelago in the South Pacific. Leipakoa suffers from domestic violence. Ana wins a scholarship to study abroad but struggles with the prospect of leaving her young daughter. Dawn is the expat volunteer who feels out of place in ni-Vanuatu society, as well as the expat world. She has a very awkward lunch with Hilary, a typical racist expat. the script is in english, Bislama (the local pidgin dialect) and French, sufficiently representing the melange of languages spoken in Port Vila. there is also a chorus of women who open and close the show, and participate throughout when the scene calls for extras. This project was created in the spring of 2010 in Port Vila, Vanuatu, by a group of local women, Ni-Vanuatu and expat. the group collaborated with VANGO, the central headquarters of all NGOs in Vanuatu, the University of the South Pacific and UNIFeM, which sponsored the post-show talk-back on opening night.

A theatre play created by women living in Port Vila : Alison Donley; Anna Naupa; Anthea Toka; Charlotte Pitts; Cristina Bejan; Ellenson Taurakoto; Geraldine Tavoa; Hanna Lindley-Jones; Jani Moon; Josiana Jackson; Olivia Johnson; Rebecca Olul; Sally Carter; Tracey Martin
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Ol Woman Naoia - tri blong hanred plis (contributing playwright)

Character Information

  • Leipakoa
    20s/30s/40s,
    Ni-Vanuatu
    ,
    Female
    experiences domestic violence
  • Ana
    20s/30s,
    Ni-Vanuatu
    ,
    Female
    Getting off the Rock
  • Dawn
    20s,
    Caucasian - American
    ,
    Female
    from USA, ‘out of her element’, self-judgment, needs to transcend the b.s. of “society” and return to nature and not in a superficial “hippie” way. Finding friendship

Production History

  • Community Theater
    ,
    Vanuatu Amateur Theatrical Society (VATS)
    ,
    2010
  • Community Theater
    ,
    Club Vanuatu
    ,
    2010