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Tyler Brailey & #ChangeTheLandscape

Tyler Brailey & #ChangeTheLandscape

Navi Collaborative is a big fan of Tyler Brailey! We met Tyler at our open auditions for Gruesome Playground Injuries (Sep 2016) and are delighted to be able to work with him once again. Tyler is a Story Teller through and through and we admire his commitment to and love for the theatre. Tyler has brought a wonderful energy to Robot Boy and in each rehearsal he finds more ways to make our love-able bad boy just that much more love-able.   

In this video Tyler talks about the importance of Story Telling and we 100% agree with him. Despite it's snot and slime The Snot-Gobbler is really a story about love and hope and an emotion that we all face at some point, grief. In the adult world we often forget that children too experience loss and grief. It could be a seemingly small loss, like loosing a much loved Teddy Bear, to something life changing, like watching a parent struggle with cancer; age does not protect them from these experiences. By telling the story of The Snot-Gobbler we hope to create a safe environment and experience for children and families to be able to witness our characters coping (or not coping) with the experience of grief and perhaps open the door for families to be able to have a conversation about this common life experience. 

This campaign not only gives us the opportunity to tell our Snot-Gobbler story but will also lay a financial foundation for the other stories we have chosen to tell this year. If you also believe in the importance of telling stories and want to see our stories told then please become one of our awesome donors. 



Seeking Seth Rogan

Seeking Seth Rogan

Gotten-Gitten Von Schnauzelburger wasn't always rotten but he is now and he needs you to financially support his plan to "rid the world of smiles!"

We couldn't be more chuffed to have such a great "baddy" to bring to Te Pou in April. Our Gotten-Gitten has a story that is years in the making and a body that has taken since the end of last year to build and well...he ain't a cheap old guy. Materials for Gotten-Gitten have included:

  • Clay
  • Plywood
  • Polystyrene
  • Cord
  • Resine
  • Leather
  • Paints
  • Screws
  • Tailored costume items (to fit his special puppet frame)

On top of materials Gotten-Gitten has required perhaps the most valuable item, time. Designer Ross Goffin has logged intense hours making each of our puppets and he's done this around a full time job. Gotten-Gitten also requires a puppeteer and we are so excited to be working with Ashton Brown who is also spending loads of time and sharing all of his talent. 

We would be so blessed if you would consider helping us make sure that both Ross and Ashton receive the renumeration that they deserve for time spent and jobs well done, and that Gotten-Gitten is able to be made with materials that will last us through this run of The Snot-Gobbler and through seasons and festivals to come. 



Our Boosted Campaign is launched, and we hope that you will consider helping us #FundTheMagic!

By Donating to our Boosted Campaign you will be aiding us in three very specific goals:

  1. Creating the best production of The Snot-Gobbler that we possibly can without putting our company into debt.
  2. Paying our actors, designers, and technicians a wage, which they deserve as professional practitioners.
  3. Creating a financial foundation for Navi in 2017.

So many of our friends, families, and fans donated to our 2016 Boosted campaign and by doing so they allowed Navi to accomplish so many awesome projects and to be a part of creating professional opportunities in Auckland last year. At the end of 2017 we would love to be able to say the same thing! 

For more information about how you can help us #FundTheMagic this year and to donate please visit:







The Smile Heros!

The Smile Heros!

We are still buzzing from the fun that we had at Summer In The Square! The folks at Auckland Live deserve so much praise for putting on such a cool event for Auckland families! 

Those who stopped by the The Snot-Gobbler booth on Saturday and Sunday had the opportunity to try and guess how many smiles Gotten-Gitten and the Snot-Gobbler had hoarded into the Jar of Smiles! Guessing the number of smiles would win the child all of the (smile) lollies in the jar and a double pass to one of our April performances at Te Pou. Today we are announcing the winner...

THE WINNER IS ALEX RENHART! Congrats Alex! We can't wait to see you at the show! 

We also had a Photo Booth out at the square and those who took some fun pics with our Snot-Gobbler inspired props and dress ups and shared them with our social media went into a draw for Backstage Passes at one of our April performances. The winner gets to meet the cast and the puppets! 


Thanks again to all of you who came out to see us. Hope to see you at the world premier of THE SNOT-GOBBLER at Te Pou Theatre the 19th-22nd of April!