Work In Development 

The Jo Randerson project for 2019

Writer:  Jo Randerson

Cast:  to be auditioned December 2018

Director:  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.

Timeline:  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

Director:  Sam Scott

Design:  Daniel Williams

Lighting:  Jane Hakaraia

Writer:  Lennie James

Cast:  to be confirmed December 2018

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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 renown actor/writer.  His 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.

Timeline:  September 2018 :  Lennie James, Sam Scott and ten Massive Company actors spend two weeks intensively working on developing this project.  One week 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

Workshop actors:  Miriama McDowell, Scotty Cotter, Kura Forrester, Dominic Ona-Ariki, Bree Peters, Wesley Dowdell, Denyce Su'a, Patrick Tafa, Max Palamo and Joe Folau