Binge Culture is a contemporary performance company who make immediate, funny and playful devised performance that dissects and subverts our culture and society. Founded in 2008 by a group of Victoria University graduates, Binge Culture has been nationally recognised as leading innovators of New Zealand performance.
From unauthorised audio tours of Te Papa, to fictionalised whale strandings, to durational improvised break ups – our work is playful, satirical and rigorous. We are committed to forging new ways of engaging with the audience, and giving them real stakes in each performance. We play with theatrical form and modes of delivery – including genre bending and durational performance and audio and digital platforms – leading to a wide variety of works for all kinds of spaces, but all united by humour, immediacy, and the risk and reward that comes with experimentation.
Binge Culture is multi-award winning and has toured nationally and internationally. In 2017 we took three shows to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, where we were nominated for a Total Theatre Award for Innovation, Experimentation & Playing with Form.
“not only immensely enjoyable and satisfying, but a type of performance rarely experienced.” – Dominion Post