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Making Navi History!

Making Navi History!

Last evening (the 6th of Sep) we opened our play, Balls, for the second time in two years. And what an opening it was! I felt such gratitude and pride as I watched Josh lock up the Off-Broadway theatre a long while after the last member of the audience has departed. 

Balls, in the world of Navi, is a "Toddler Project."  In 2016 it became the second company created piece, and this year is has officially become the first show in what will eventually be our Navi "Catalogue." Over the past two months Josh has taken the first full length play that he has written and made it his first show to direct, and I think for a first time Director (with no official training in the art of Directing) he did a damn fine job. 

Last night was also history making for Navi, as we had the largest opening night audience in our young Collaborative's life. The energy in the space was delicious and invigorating. I was thrilled to hear the roar of laughter and the sharp intakes of breath as the show moved from one beat to another. 

As our Navi Team sat in the theatre afterwards I felt so much love for each of our members. Each member of Navi has worked hard to get Balls to Papakura and what's more we did it while loving and supporting one another through all of the inevitable ups and downs of a show process. We still don't have everything down perfectly, but we are growing. I can see our growth and it that makes me feel joyful and inspired to keep going and revealing what our Collab, our creative family, can do








With each of our projects Navi seeks out a way that we can give to our community through supporting local groups that make a difference in the lives of Kiwi's. We show our support through both donations and by raising awareness around various organizations and the important work that they do. 

Blue September estimates that 600 Kiwi men a year loose their lives to Prostate Cancer largely because they were unaware of what to watch out for and didn't receive their diagnosis until it was too late. This September we are using our production of Balls to raise funds (for Blue September) and awareness by having a BLUE DO! Come along to our show on the 9th of September and a percentage of your ticket purchase will go to life saving education about and around Prostate Cancer. We also encourage everyone who attends on the 9th to wear Blue. Each member of the audience wearing Blue will be eligible to go into a draw to win double passes to all Navi projects in 2018. There will also be special treats (and fingers crossed) a special guest speaker to lead a small Talk Back about Prostate Cancer after the show. 

We hope you will partner with us in saving lives. We hope to see you at our BLUE DO!