Premiering at Q Theatre this July, Massive Company’s brand new show Chance To Ignite is an inspirational and authentic arts experience – a perfect winter night out to share with your teenage daughter or girlfriends.
Led by a seven-strong all-female cast aged from 16-25 years, Chance To Ignite showcases passionate youth with wisdom beyond their years. Weaving in the actors’ personal stories to fuel the work, they open up about their experiences as young women in this highly physical and engaging production. In true Massive Company style, Chance To Ignite is both dynamic and empowering, infusing elements of martial arts into the piece, alongside boxing and jujitsu.
The genuine stories told by this cast are sure to resonate strongly, especially for the young women in the audience, and the adults in their lives. Select performances are also followed by a post-show forum — an opportunity for you to continue the conversation and engage further with the ideas from the show.
Known for their authentic style and natural storytelling, Massive Company have been at the forefront of fostering young arts talent in Auckland for over quarter of a century. The contemporary theatre company focuses on listening to the thoughts and experiences of local people and developing them into powerful, ensemble based theatre that is full of vigour and heart.
The work Massive Company produce is distinctively Kiwi, down-to-earth and contemporary — a winning combination that has seen their work travel both internationally — to London, Edinburgh, Hawaii, Kuala Lumpur, and throughout New Zealand. Their shows have been lauded by critics who love their style of theatre calling it “both hilarious and powerfully affecting” and a “clever mix of true confessions”.
Massive Company opens the door to young and emerging artists, giving them time and space to flex their creative muscle through devising, performing and directing. Throughout the year, Massive Company runs free intro workshops for ages 14-25, and run the Massive Nui Ensemble; a committed group of emerging artists who train and perform together — the cast of have all come through this ensemble.
Honest, raw and told through the eyes on the next generation of women, Chance To Ignite is not to be missed!
Chance To Ignite plays at Q Theatre Loft from 25-29 July. Tickets from qtheatre.co.nz