Despite her tender years, she leads them on great journeys and epic battles with other tribes. Her name is Sine Kepu.
She lived over a thousand years ago but her clan still survives today on the island of Misima, as does her legend.
In the play, Sine Kepu is portrayed by Hananiah Dickson, a 17-year old PNG national whose tiny frame belies the dynamic, powerful presence she brings to the stage.
Ms Dickson enjoys playing the lead role in the play, a tale of the Meisoga people in Milne Bay written by 16-year old student Andrew Kuliniasi.