Mīria is a poet, and writer, director, producer of theatre. An award-winning playwright, Mīria’s work has toured New Zealand, Australia, Hawai’i, Canada and the United Kingdom. Her plays include And What Remains, Sunset Road, The Vultures and The Night Mechanics. Mīria recently directed the premiere season of Bless The Child by Hone Kouka for the New Zealand Festival & Auckland Arts Festival. In 2017, Mīria was the Fulbright-Creative New Zealand Pacific writer in residence at University of Hawai’i and won the Bruce Mason Playwriting Award. Mīria holds a Masters in Creative Writing from the International Institute of Modern Letters. She is also a published poet, The Wet Season is Mīria’s debut collection of poetry. VAI is Mīria’s film directorial debut.
“Vai is a platform that propels the diverse perspectives of va’ine Pasifika across Te Moana- nui-a-kiva and throughout the world. The kaupapa calls together Indigenous women – artists who are challenged to build creatively together, to present a vision of their whenua.”