Our three-year devised work, Aiga!

Aiga is a three-year devised theatre work, led by disabled artist Lusi Faiva, directed by Moana Ete!


Aiga is a three-year devised theatre work, led by disabled artist Lusi Faiva, directed by Moana Ete, exploring personal identity, desire, and above all, aiga (family), while taking an honest look at what it means to be Pasifika and disabled in Aotearoa.

As a large scale work of devised theatre, Aiga will delve into the lived experiences of the five Pasifika women / non-binary people that make up its cast to unearth stories not usually told. Aiga is exciting and fresh, and we are so excited that it is finally on its journey!


Alex Medland (Kai Tahu) is an actor and dancer, and one of four members of Aiga, a devised Pasifica-based work created by Lusi Faiva, to be performed in 2024.

Forest Kapo (they/them) Te Atiawa - Ngāti Raukawa, is one of four members of Aiga, an incredible devised work to be performed in 2024. Trained in contemporary dance in Aotearoa, Forest now resides in Melbourne, and travels to be part of this exciting project.

Iana Grace Pauga, Tāmaki Makaurau-based actor with a Samoan/Palagi background. Iana is femme non-binary and uses any/all pronouns. She lives with chronic illness - invisible disabilities are something she is passionate talking about.

Lusi Faiva is a New Zealand-Sāmoan stage performer and dancer and a founding member of Touch Compass. She was recognised for her work with a 2020 Pacific Toa Artist Award at the Arts Pasifika Awards and in 2021 received an Artistic Achievement Award from Te Putanga Toi Arts Access Awards.

Moana Ete (Ngai Tahu, Ngāti Wheke, Rāpaki and Savai’i, Samoa, Falealupo, Lalomalava) is a multi-disciplinary artist living in Te Whanganui a Tara (Wellington). She loves dreaming around new stories that highlight Māori / Pasifika peoples, and nurtures a creative background that spans theatre, film and music.

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