Work In Development 

The Jo Randerson project for 2019

Cast: To be auditioned in December 2018

Written by: Jo Randerson
Directed by: Sam Scott
Design: tbc
Lighting: tbc


We have long admired and loved Jo Randerson's eclectic, radical and original writing, so we've commissioned her to write a script for our 2019 emerging artists' show.

October 2018: Jo works with our current Massive Nui Ensemble to explore some ideas.

December 2018: Jo and Sam Scott explore a first draft of the script over a weekend of workshop/auditions.

July 2019: The show launches in Auckland.

Half of the Sky 2019

Written by: Lennie James
Directed by: Sam Scott
Lighting: Jane Hakaraia
Design: Daniel Williams

Cast: To be confirmed October 2018
Workshop actors:  Scotty Cotter, Kura Forrester, Miriama McDowell, Dominic Ona-Ariki, Max Palamo, Bree Peters,  and Patrick Tafa

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Half of the Sky sees an exciting return of the creative partnership between Lennie James and director Sam Scott, whose work together includes the critically acclaimed THE SONS OF CHARLIE PAORA and HAVOC IN THE GARDEN

Lennie is an internationally renowned actor/writer, with recent work being the 2018 TV drama Save Me and The Walking Dead.

Half of the Sky is a love story that asks, ‘What’s the love you live with and what’s the (old) love you live for?’ What happens when a person returns home after leaving in a blaze of glory and find they no longer belong?

It’s hard to leave home, but sometimes it’s harder to go back.

September 2018: Lennie James, Sam Scott and ten Massive Company actors spend two weeks intensively working on developing the project. One week will be spent in Rotorua (home to Massive Theatre's kaumatua), and one week in Auckland.  

October 2018: Cast confirmed

July 2019: Lennie delivers the final draft of the script

September - November 2019: The show launches in Auckland, exact month tbc