Lauie Tofa is an arts and education professional committed to the advancement of young Pacific people.
Theatre highlights: Urban Hymns for Auckland Theatre Company’s Young & Hungry; and Macbeth, Uso, Six Lessons and a Wedding, Othello Polynesia, Aristophanes’ The Frogs, Three Men in a Box, Sione and the Beanstalker and Being Big for The Black Friars.
Television highlights: Jonah, Mangere Vice, Jono & Ben, Filthy Rich and web series Baby Mama’s Club.
Lauie has worked for the Ministry of Education Artist in Schools programme and in youth outreach for Downstage Theatre. The performing arts have provided a vehicle for Lauie to encourage student voices and foster the formation of positive self-image and identity.