What is important to us
A Desire for excellence
We create work of excellence as a company and as individuals. When the work gets tough and we are tired we will strive for excellence and never settle for mediocrity. It takes bloody hard work to make theatre and we love that.
We’ll try anything and everything to find the gold and give it 100% commitment. We will dive into the work even when the outcome is unclear or unknown.
Sense of Belonging
This company is about everyone involved owning the work and their place within it. Massive is all the people who make it up, it is your company, we care deeply about you and we walk alongside you. The Massive whānau embraces and welcomes our wider community.
We work to be vital and present in all we do. We work with a no bullshit attitude. We love to work with real stories. We make theatre that tells our stories and makes sense of our life, our world. We voice truths and perspectives that need to be said out loud and shared. We want to be deeply seen.
Playful Spirit & Spirited Play
We love people who love to play. We love to be competitive and irreverent. Playing is at the heart of everything we do.
We have big energy, excitement and hunger for the work. We love to play, love to pretend and love to perform. We love to work collaboratively and as an ensemble.
You can join any Massive Company workshop for free. You can observe any aspect of Massive Company working at any time. You can see any Massive show for koha or at an affordable ticket price. You can be part of Massive Company if you love what we do.
We ask questions and seek out answers about what theatre can be. We are always questioning – “is this theatrical?” “Why?” “Who do we want to watch?” and “what is the best way to tell the story here?” We are a curious company ever seeking knowledge and understanding of all we do.
ready to receive, ready to give
Massive trains dynamic and vital performers to be able to receive whatever is coming at you and ready to give back so the work continues to grow. We value respect between us all.
We believe that great theatre needs good complicité between performers. With good complicité there is a spark, warmth and connection that we love to watch. It can be naughty, loving, and weird, many things, but it is real and we love to watch this.
We value complicité between all company members on and off stage; also with our partners and collaborators. We love to be with them, work for them and create with them.