Binge Culture is a collective of Wellington-based artists working to re-imagine theatre for the information age. We believe in the power of humour, immediacy, and the risk and reward that comes with experimentation. Our work happens in theatres, public spaces, and through digital platforms. We are committed to forging new ways of engaging with the audience, and giving them real stakes in each performance.
"...Wellington's Binge Culture strengthens its reputation as one of the country's most exciting, direct and original theatre companies."
- NZ Herald
The Binge Culture Whānau
Ralph Upton, Claire O'Loughlin, Fiona McNamara, Rachel Baker, Joel Baxendale
Meggan Rollandi, Isobel MacKinnon, Melanie Hamilton, Oliver Devlin, Karin McKracken
Comrades, co-conspirators and past collaborators:
Simon Haren was a founding member of Binge Culture and performed in most productions between 2008 and 2015
Gareth Hobbs has been a sound designer and performer in many projects
Freya Daly Sadgrove performed in Smells Like Xmas
Maria Williams performed and did production on It's a Trial and Smells Like Xmas
Jo Randerson, Anya Tate-Manning devised and perform in It's a Trial
Mouce Young has performed in Whales, Posties and Smells Like Xmas and done photography for us
Theo Taylor performed in Wake Less and Posties and has filmed and photographed various projects
Steph Cairns performed and composed music for Wake Less and Animal Hour.
Rose Guise produced This Rugged Beauty (2011) and performed in Animal Hour.
Other perfomers include Nick Zwart (Beep Test*), Jake Baxendale (Animal Hour), Ally Garrett (Lucrece) Jen McArthur (Whales, Moa)
Tony Black and Holly Osten (Joy Project) and the all the many different volunteer whales and slow movers.
Sabrina Martin produced Scratch Nachts 2015-2016
Holly Osten was a production assistant for Break Up and The Joy Project.
Steph Jowett collaborated as a designer on The Joy Project.
Max Cianci and Daisy McDonald were interns in 2017
Jonathan Hobman was an intern for Fringe 2016
Nathan Hewitt was an intern in 2015
Debbie Fish and Michael Hebenton collaborated on Slow Lane
Rowan McShane (lighting), Debbie Fish (production manager) and Keely McCann (Production assistant) worked on This Rugged Beauty in 2014.
Eli Kent (Performer), Kate Clarkin (Stage Manager), Kattral Lee (Lighting) Jessica Sweden (Design) Hannah Shirer (production intern) worked on This Rugged Beauty during its development season.
Sarah Burrell and Josephine Hall designed, Andrew Simpson was sound designer, and Fern Karun did the film for Lucrece.
Johann Nortje (AV design) and Marcus McShane (Lighting design) worked on Wake Less.
Rachel Marlow lit 1001 Things and Drowning Bird.
Mike Potton has filmed, edited and photographed various projects.
Ness Fowler Kendall photographed many of our early projects.
The Victoria University Theatre Programme, BATS Theatre, and the NZ Fringe have been hugely supportive of us from the start.
Many, many other people have helped and supported the company and we thank you all.