Talia Pua

Interaction and Play Designer
Playwright | Director

Talia is equal parts a performer and designer of playful interactions. Her body of work spans across multiple disciplines including, but not limited to, installation work, game and play, theatre creation and performance

She has worked with AUT, Geo AR, Britomart, MOTAT and Proudly Asian Theatre. She is also cofounder and Creative Director for Hand Pulled Collective, which produced their debut theatre production Pork and Poll Taxes at the Herald Theatre in August 2021.

Talia has a degree in Creative Technologies from Auckland University of Technology. She is based in Tāmaki Makaurau (Auckland).


Playmarket’s Playwrights b4 25 2022 Winner for Pork and Poll Taxes

Adam New Zealand Play Award Finalist 2021 for 
Pork and Poll Taxes

Playmarket’s Asian Ink, 2020

Best Design Awards 2020 Finalist for Tangita i Tāngita, Student Public Good category

Best Design Awards 2019 Gold Pin Winner for Continuum, Student Public Good category 

Rush Digital Award for ‘Flip Matrix’, AUT Creative Technologies Awards Night, 2019

S23M Award for trans-disciplinary practice, AUT Creative Technologies Awards Night, 2019

Dux, Diocesan School for Girls, October 2016

2021 Finalist

2022 Winner