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Masina Returning Home


Our exciting new theatre work, ‘Masina Returning Home’ has been devised for audience members with profound and multiple learning disabilities (PMLD). We have been extremely fortunate to collaborate with Frozen Light Theatre from the UK, who are specialists in this type of work, to develop this show.

Using words, song, music and dance Masina Returning Home weaves a beautiful story of exploration, dreams and discovery. Multi sensory props and one to one sensory experiences are a key part of the technique to bring theatre to our audience members, their support person and whanau.

Forthcoming shows;

Wednesday 16 October
11.00am - 12.00pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
The Rose Centre, Belmont, Auckland

Sunday 20 October
1.30pm - 2.30pm
Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna, Auckland

Wednesday 23 October
11.00am - 12.00pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
The Playhouse, Glen Eden, Auckland

Tuesday 29 October
11.00am - 12.00pm
1.15pm - 2.15pm
Mangere Arts Centre

Our talented cast;

Lusi Faiva - Lusi is of Samoan descent. A founding member of Touch Compass, she has performed and toured New Zealand and Australia in the company’s major shows from 1997 to 2007. In 2001 Lusi performed in the highly acclaimed Lusi’s Eden that is based on her life. More recently her career has included dancing in Somatechnics for Auckland Live’s Summer in the Square and at InMotion Matariki on Auckland’s waterfront.

Katrina George - A fellow Samoan performer, Katrina was lead character Rachel in Under The Mountain with Auckland Theatre Company and is a core company member with Red Leap Theatre, performing in Kororareka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn as Ceraul/Anahera. Katrina has also worked with Wellington-based Everybody Cool Lives Here and independent artist Rodney Bell as the Kaitiaki (guardian) of Rodney's work Te Kuuititanga performing at the Judson Memorial Church in New York City.

Sam Jones - Sam, is a multi musician playing saxophone, flute, keyboard, guitar, percussion to name a few. Sam has worked as musical director for several shows, including Be More Chill (Manukau Performing Arts Theatre), romeojuliet@twilight (Nextstage Theatre Company) and Orange (written and staged by Geraldine Brophy for the Arthritis Foundation). He also composed an original orchestral score for romeojuliet@twilight, recorded it and performed it with a chorus of more than 20 in Wellington and currently runs The Groove Band for Starjam.

Earlier Event: 6 July
InMotion Matariki 2019