Barbarian Head Office, Vogelmorn Bowling Club Wellington

Barbarian Head Office, Vogelmorn Bowling Club Wellington

We are Barbarian.

We write, perform and make media that is fierce, funny and counter-cultural. We make work inside and outside of theatres, with groups and individuals, amateurs and professionals.

Our shows use clown, mask, music, song, dance, wigs and puppets – forms which we bastardise and fuse together to create unique hybrids. We often work with community groups and untrained actors – we like working with people who want their voice to be heard. We respond to new venues and forms. Our work ranges from large scale theatre works (Yo Future, White Elephant) to smaller, interactive street experiments with an online component (Brides, Help Us Change, Dress Up Jam).

We strive for a new economics in performance which allow a broader audience to participate in our work. We love strong and unusual voices, diversity and change. Art-making is the most efficient way we have found to ask complex questions and express radical politics, while maintaining our status as naive fools. 

Artistic Director: Jo Randerson

General Manager: Rachael Mansfield

Marketing Manager: Thomas LaHood

Administrator: Seraphina Tausilia-Brown

The Barbarian Crest, illustrated by Nic Marshall

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