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Auckland 2019

As Wild Dreamer Productions embarked on its very first international stage production, Auckland was the second stop for MEERA’s whirlwind journey to touch the lives of passionate individuals around the world. After hosting the first international audience extravaganze, #TeamMeera teamed up with some of Auckland’s most talented performance artists…

Connecting local amateurs

As another first, Wild Dreamer Productions paved the way for international collaboration between professional and aspiring artists; connecting teams on the Gold Coast (Australia) with teams in Auckland (New Zealand), working together to bring the magical stage show to life. The first collaboration of its kind in the Gold Coast & Auckland theatre communities

The Production Team

To help propel MEERA to the international stage, we worked with professional and aspiring artists 

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Aarti Bajaj

Creative Director

Rishabh Kapoor

Assistant Director

Shagun Choudhary

Production Manager

Darshana Raniga

Future Strategies

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George Cary

Digital Marketing Director

Kelly Joyce

Choreography Director

Lisa Joe

Stage Director

Story-Telling Event

March 2019 saw the first glimpse of MEERA out in Auckland (NZ), celebrating the upcoming show at ASB Waterfront Theatre with the MEERA Story-Telling Event 

Featuring some of the cast and crew working hard to bring the production to life, the MEERA Story-Telling Event connected artists and community leaders with one simple purpose: to highlight the power of a story in communicating artistic works

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Curtain Raiser

MEERA NZ Launch Event

April arrived and so did the official launch of MEERA at Auckland’s University of Technology, featuring esteemed guests like Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, Priyanca Radhakrishnan MP, David Seymour MP, Alastair Bell + 200+ more. They all joined in the celebration and suddenly the city was bustling with love…bustling with love for MEERA

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The Main Cast

Young Meera – Ishani Wahegaonkar // Lola Bicheno

Teen Meera – Zara Leinster // Lila Opie

Adult Meera – Aarti Bajaj

Young Krishna – Heath Leinster // Jeet Choudhary

Teen Krishna – Sebastian Harper

Adult Krishna – Paul Menezes

Uda Bai – Marianne Infante

Vikram Singh – Rishabh Kapoor // Chamkaur Gill

Universe – Barbara Prestia

Time – Raj Ranjith

Wild Dreamer in the Auckland Community

Eat My Lunch NZ

As part of #TeamMEERANZ’s community outreach, we connected with Eat My Lunch NZ and prepared packed lunches for students across Auckland schools

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TVNZ Interview

Aarti Bajaj was invited LIVE on TVNZ Breakfast Show to talk all things theatre, dance and MEERA! Watch the interview now

Auckland Flash Mob

MEERA dancers arrived in style…and with a sneaky surprise for the weekend shoppers of Auckland city! In the 2019 Auckland Flash Mob

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Radio Tarana

We connected with community supporters and affiliates throughout the entire journey, including multiple feature shows on hit Auckland station Radio Tarana

Connecting The Community

“[The best part of the production] is diving into the feminism point-of-view of such an ancient, traditional North-Indian play, which a lot of need to be able to access and amplify even more.”

Marianne Infante , MEERA Performer

Final Rehearsals

Watch footage from some of the final rehearsals before MEERA Waterfront Theatre

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2 Weeks Before The Show

MEERA Reviews

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“A combination of traditional music, various dance styles, and a cinematic backdrop, this production explores love in its purest forms and shows the sacrifices one will make when they love someone completely and unconditionally….”

“The Dance Drama that narrates the loves and times of a 16th Century Indian Princess opens tonight at the ASB Waterfront Theatre in Auckland. If not, please visit that website again and book for a show that is…”

Read all the MEERA reviews

Read all the MEERA reviews, or even submit your own! On our very own Wild Dreamer Review page

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