Jason Te Mete (Ngati Ranganui) is an actor, singer, dancer, director, vocal coach, musical director and pianist. He is also programme leader of Performing Arts at Manukau Institute of Technology.
He is in production of his new play, Over My Dead Body: LITTLE BLACK BITCH at Wellington's BATS Theatre (4-8 June), with students from his Bachelor of Creative Arts (Performing Arts) programme.
Because the play includes the topic of suicide, trigger warnings will be made before the play, and a facilitated discussion held after the show, with an offer of further counselling to those affected by the work.
Te Mete won an Adam NZ Play Award as Best Māori Playwright 2018 for the work, and has had a distinguished career across the creative arts.