WHAT WE DO
Professional development for teachers
Workshops for students in the classroom
School matinees in a professional theatre
Education resource kits for NCEA
Massive Theatre has been working with teachers & schools for 28 years.
Directed by: Carla Martell & Scotty Cotter
Assistant Director: Ebony Andrew
Lighting: Jane Hakaraia
Design: Micheal McCabe
Composer: Rosie Langabeer
The beeping and buzzing of technology, noisy traffic, the incessant shouting of social media – it never shuts up. Caught in this constant babble, how do we find stillness?
This is the starting point for Massive Company’s newest devised work, directed by longtime Massive collaborators Scotty Cotter and Carla Martell.
‘Babble’ brings dynamic physicality, inventive imagery, a multi-layered musical soundscape, and a formidable cast of 25 young South Auckland voices to the Māngere Arts Centre stage. Drawing on their own unique experiences and stories, the performers take us on an uplifting journey through the many interruptions of modern life.
‘In our productivity age of perpetual motion, it’s increasingly hard to honour stillness, to build pockets of it into our lives, so that our faith in beauty doesn’t become half-hearted, lopsided, crippled.’ Pico Iyer
SCHOOL PERFORMANCES 2020
Thursday March 19: 11am
Tuesday March 24: 11am
Wednesday March 25: 7pm
Thursday March 26: 11am
Friday March 27: 11am
Cost per seat (schools’ performances): $12
Study Guides for our Productions
These education packs contain valuable information about design elements, the director's vision, themes, our method of devising and our process of scriptwriting.
LIKE A RIVER
Massive Theatre Company specialises in teaching devising processes for theatre making, in which students learn how to create work using their own relevant and meaningful content. If you are interested in other areas of theatre craft and processes, we will design a workshop to suit.
Contact us for further information or to register your interest in Massive Making.
Massive Making is a bespoke workshop, designed specifically for you and your students.
The Massive Making package includes individualised pre-workshop consultations (by phone, Skype or in person), supporting material, workshop delivery and follow up.
We encourage at least a one day workshop, but will design a workshop for anywhere between two hours and a week in length.
Even though Massive is based in Auckland, we also travel nationally and internationally to deliver our workshops. Please do still get in touch if you are outside of Auckland.
massive Teacher workshopS
Our teacher workshops are run by Sam Scott, MNZM, founder and Artistic Director of Massive Company. With 33 years’ teaching and directing experience, Sam is one of New Zealand’s leaders in developing arts practitioners. Specialising in working with emerging artists aged 14-25, Sam cares deeply about her workshop participants and the content of the classes she teaches.
NAPIER: November 15
TAURANGA: November 19
DUNEDIN: November 21
AUCKLAND: November 22
These workshops are designed for teachers of young people, but are also perfect for theatre practitioners with a particular interest in devising.
The workshop will focus on processes you can use to make vibrant, bold, relevant theatre pieces with your students.
Throughout the workshop, Sam will clearly explain the thinking and philosophy behind everything she does, so you have a pedagogical content knowledge of the work.
Fee: $120 + GST. Concessions are available on a case by case basis. Please apply on the registration form.
This fee covers the workshop, individualised support, teacher notes and access to videos and education packs.