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.
LIKE A RIVER
Written by: Jo Randerson
Directed by: Stef Fink
Design: Micheal McCabe
Lighting: Jane Hakaraia
Producer: Baylee Watene-Kay
Cast: Seto Ierome, Sherry Zhang, Elsie Polosovai, Jasper Putt and Francesca Browne
You have 60 minutes to come up with a vision to save the world, and the timer’s ticking – what will you do? Bursting with wit, energy and tenacity, ‘Like a River’ is an unpredictable and rule-breaking countdown to a better, different world. In a lively conversation with each other and the audience, our ensemble of five oddball individuals wrestle with the complexities of what it means to be a hero.
Our 2019 emerging artists’ production ‘Like a River,’ has been written by the brilliantly funny and acclaimed playwright Jo Randerson. Jo’s award-winning shows have played in New Zealand and worldwide, and her writing has twice been shortlisted for the International Institute of Modern Letters Prize.
JULY 23-29: Basement Theatre, Auckland (including 2 school matinees)
AUGUST 7: Forum North, Whangarei
Cast & creative team
Education Resource Packs
You will receive an education resource pack to accompany your attendance closer to the time. Examples of previous packs can be seen on our Education Resources page.
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.
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.