Basement Theatre Presents Digging to Cambodia

Multi-Award winning writer and actor Sarita Keo Kossamak So will be shaking up the floors of Auckland in March at Basement Theatre with her latest show Digging to Cambodia. Smashing together text, movement, AV and karaoke, this contemporary performance finally makes it’s Auckland premiere following from it’s critically acclaimed sell out season at Kia Mau Festival directed by screen and stage polymath, Natano Keni.

A meta-theatrical commentary weaving singing and dancing, colliding the traditional with the modern, the eastern with the western, this solo digs through memories and stories,  some of them belong to her, others are made of the stuff we inherit along the way. Initially created as part of Sarita’s final year solo at Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama school 13 years ago, Sarita exhumes and relives this unshakeable past, making new discoveries and wonders through the work,  she asks us all – “What is worth remembering?”

Award winning I Ken So Productions is committed to creating spaces for Pasifika and Asian voices in Aotearoa. Founders Sarita So and Natano Keni each picking up awards at previous Wellington Theatre Awards for their respective works have created a voice, platform and critically acclaimed art that speak to an Aotearoa we often do not see on our stages.  Digging to Cambodia is their second collaboration following their multi award winning previous festival smash hit Riverside Kings.

“elusive, allusive and constantly captivating ”
– Theatreview

I Ken So Productions is the newest little theatre company out of Wellington, founded 2017. I Ken So Productions brings together the creative and cultural partnership between co-founders Sarita Keo Kossamak So and Natano Keni. The foundations of our work and the stories we tell are inspired by our own cultural backgrounds, and informed by the land of our upbringing, Aotearoa, New Zealand. Nurturing the seed of the story and navigating through the sea that binds us universally.

Digging to Cambodia plays
Dates:  24-27 March/6:30pm
Venue: Basement Theatre
Tickets: $18 – $28
or phone iTicket 09 361 1000