Join Kristyl Neho and Eru Heke as they reflect on their journey through life, delving into the personal, intimate and for Kristyl, at times hilarious.

Directed by respected theatremaker Puti Lancaster (Contours of Heaven), these theatre performances navigate real life stories and realities from Te Mataua- Māui, Hawkes Bay community.

A Thousand Thoughts A Minute is a guide into the unequivocal world of Kristyl, a self-confessed drama queen.

Written and performed by Kristyl, this is a story of flamboyant weight gain and loss, the indisputable rollercoaster ride of motherhood, hitting rock bottom and rediscovering the path of righteousness. Full of rich, intense whānau characters and feral decision-making, this is pure and unadulterated Kristyl.

Shared from the heart of one rangatahi, Eru, The Hunger Strikes Me is an exploration of voice, dreaming and whānau. What does it mean to be young, brown and living in Te Matau-a-Māui, Hawkes Bay? Perhaps the hunger of dreams, youth, wairua and heart are different now? Perhaps they are not? Eru reflects on the question, ‘who are we now?’ in an intimate performance of utter charm and honesty, full of life and poignancy.

Artist talk: Post-show, Saturday 12 March, 6pm


He hokinga mahara tēnei whakaaturanga mō Kristyl Neho rāua ko Eru Heke. He tōwaitanga o ngā āhuatanga maha i rongo ai rāua i ō rāua ao, ngā piki, ngā heke, ngā pukukata, ngā uauatanga. Mō Eru, ko te āhua o te ao mō te rangatahi Māori e noho ana ki Te Matau-a-Māui. Mō Kristyl, ko ngā āhuatanga ka rongo ai ngā wāhine, māmā takakau – Te whakatipu tamariki, te tiaki i te tinana, ka kunekune, ka tupuhi, ka momona, ka tupuhi anō, ērā pakanga a te wahine. Ko Puti Lancaster te kaiwhakataki i te whakaaturanga nei. Ko te ngako o te kaupapa, ko te āhua o te noho ki Te Matau-a-Māui. Kei te whakaaturanga nei ētehi pūrakau kōrero pono nō tērā takiwā.

Artistic Credits

Director: Puti Lancaster

Written by and starring: Kristyl Neho and Eru Heke

Production Designer: Janis Cheng

Sound Composer and Musician: Matiu Whiting

Costume Designers and Construction: Cheryl Downie and Raewyn Paterson

Images: Charlotte Anderson


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Duration: 1 hr 15 mins

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