A Slightly Isolated Dog

Could you describe your company and the work you perform?
Performance Company – we build imaginative experiences that create and grow sense of community.

We engage and play with the audience in exciting and unique ways.

We create unique and imaginative experiences – striving to create a place to practice make-believe together and grow your creative thinking.

We’re re-imagining live performance for the 21st Century!

What are the core values of your company?
Transformation / Imagination
Inclusive / Communal
Cheeky / Provocative
Fun / Playfulness
Immediacy of the live performance together

How would you describe the profile of your (prospective) audience?
Fun / Playful

How do you currently engage your (prospective) audience?
Social Media
Rehearsals previews / Live events
Sponsorship / Partnerships

Who are your sponsorship partners and how did you select them?
Companies and institutions we’ve built relationships with through past works and industry partners like Flick Electric… Circa Theatre, Q Theatre, Toi Whakaari, BATS, Shoreline Partners and others.

We try and partner with supporters who believe in the story and team and they also share common values around innovation – creativity – community.

We’re looking for companies that are interested in engaging their employees and clients in different – unique – entertaining ways. Over the last several years we have made a number of new works involving sponsors and partners in the creative process. We have performed preview showings of works in progress – as early as a few days into a new process. Our work is designed to meet an audience in different ways and respond to their reactions. So it is hugely beneficial for us to test new work with a live audience.

Could you describe the value shared and received beyond the dollars?
We involve our supporters as part of the making team.

Supporters get a unique experience and practice for the company and team, while giving a unique arts experience to their employees and clients.

For us it builds a more sophisticated process that creates stronger work by including more members of the community. It essentially creates a platform to test new work with an audience.

We also benefit because we get to work with them to more widely show the work and grow our audiences. At the same time, they build a strong relationship with our work and then they act as excited advocates for the shows.

A final benefit for our supporters is that they have us meet and entertain their audience – this helps them build relationships with their employees and their clients. We can break the ice and broker a different way of being together. We take all the pressure off them to have to ‘be impressive’… our work creates a frame that allows everyone to play together – with ease and joy!

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