HBAF 2023 - Tea with Terrorists
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Arts Inc. Heretaunga


  • Fri 20 Oct 2023, 6:00pm–7:15pm

A rollercoaster ride of dark comedy and delicious storytelling.

Told against the backdrop of differing and often opposing cultural contexts, experience tales from ‘a master storyteller’ who feels a sense of belonging everywhere and nowhere.

Tea with Terrorists shares stories from a life that straddles two very different cultures. Arguing with mullahs, being an atheist in a religious, liberal family, wandering outside the green zone in war torn Kabul, being stalked by a sheep in Coniston, and having tea with some terrorists in Kashmir.

Journey with Sameena to find out why fear is redundant, joy is essential, and terrorists can be a real hoot.

Sameena Zehra is an award winning performer, writer, director and blues singer/songwriter. Before moving to Aotearoa, Sameena lived in the UK where she has performed at the National Theatre and toured internationally with the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Tea with Terrorists was nominated for Outstanding Performer and Director of the Year in the Wellington Theatre Awards 2022.

Winner of ‘Outstanding Performer’ NZ Fringe 2017 and ‘Spirit of The Fringe’ NZ Fringe 2019 – Sameena Zehra

‘...an intimate atmosphere with all the warmth, energy and enthusiasm of a full house at the Apollo... Fluency, intensity and vivacity...’
* * * * The Age, Melbourne

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