Massive Company presents their new show The Island, directed by Sam Scott and Miriama McDowell, at the Mangere Arts Centre from 28th June - 1st July before they head off to the National Theatre of Scotland– on invitation to their Exchange Festival.
Six young actors, part of Massive Nui Ensemble, drew on their own heritage to capture what it means to grow up here, now, in Aotearoa, to create The Island.
The National Theatre of Scotland, who made a splash in the Auckland Arts Festival this year with The James Plays, invited Massive to create a new work to show at their vibrant Exchange Festival in Stirling from 3 -10 July.
The exceptional programme brings together groups of young theatre-makers (aged 16 to 25 years old) from across Scotland and the world, to create and perform new and exciting pieces of theatre with the help and support of a professional creative team.
The kiwi cast will be given access to a week-long programme of masterclasses and workshops, led by professional practitioners and invited companies, whilst generating ideas alongside other young performers.
Associate Director for National Theatre of Scotland Simon Sharkey, says they believe that Massive Company are pioneers in the way they create theatre with young people to a very high artistic standard with real integrity.
And as they have an ambition to connect young people across the globe, “so that they widen their horizons to becoming open, creative, collaborative responsible global citizens – what better way to do that than invite a company of young people who extol those virtues”?
Featuring bright sparks such as Denyce Su’a (The Wholehearted), Stef Fink, Sieni Leo’o, Liam Jacobsen, Jes’mine Palaaia and Melissa Connors devising and performing, Massive Company hopes The Island will capture the spirit of these eager young kiwi performers and spread their enigmatic stories to the world.
Where: Mangere Arts Centre
When: Tuesday 28 June – Friday 1 July 2016, 7pm
Tickets: Tues, Wed, Fri performances: Pay what you can (ticket options of $10.00 or $20.00)
Thurs performance: Koha
Tickets from Eventfinda: http://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2016/the-island/auckland/mangere
National Theatre of Scotland’s Exchange Festival runs from 3-10 July 2016