Two of our devising session participants using architecture and improvisational movement.

Two of our devising session participants using architecture and improvisational movement.

Devising with Navi is a physical and creative workout!

Our devising/rehearsal process for (on) WHATIPU is now complete, but we have more free workshops coming your way in the not too distant future. Our devising workshops are for anyone who would like to stretch their creative muscles with us and/or are interested in picking up some devising/directing tools for their own creative projects.

These workshops are led by experienced Navi members (Dawn Glover and Nicci Reuben) who have a heart and love for devising theatre.

Again these sessions are open to anyone and everyone to learn and participate at no charge. If you have any questions please follow the link below.


“Attending the Open Devising Sessions that Navi Collaborative have for their upcoming show, On Whatipu, is an immensely rewarding and enjoyable experience.” -Benjamin Teh
Our devising sessions are held at and sponsored by The Onehunga Community House.

Our devising sessions are held at and sponsored by The Onehunga Community House.

These devising workshops have been rich and diverse. Dawn has shaped and guided a process that is inclusive, open hearted, and full of play and risk.
-Sarah Gallagher
 

When asked for why the Arts should be given support we often say because “art is essential.”

This statement is true and it doesn’t require much research to prove that art is an important and integral part of human existence. However, many would argue that there are many things that they would put on their “basic needs list” above art.

With this in mind Navi has made it a goal to not only be a part of our communities through creation and performance but also through serving and giving back. With each theatrical performance we have done thus far we have partnered with an important community group and we plan to continue that trend. So far through our shows we have donated funds to English Learning Partners NZ, The Grief Centre, The Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand, St. Johns, and Blue September.

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We were so happy to help raise some awareness of all that English Learning Partners do for immigrants and refugees here in Aotearoa. We had a lovely talk back on Saturday night with ELP and want to say a big THANK YOU to all of you who came out to our Saturday night show at Empire and helped us raise funds for this important organization.


Schools Projects

Our Schools Projects are another way that we try and give back. We offer not for profit devising workshops to lower decile schools in and around Auckland. So far we have been at Tangaroa College and Rosehill College working with their year 12 and 13 drama students. We have been blessed to collaborate with other Auckland based creative groups and actors at these events and we are looking forward to our next opportunity to work with our communities' youth. If you are a teacher or director and would like to hear more about our workshops please get in touch.