With a commitment to devising experimental performance and music through a unique combination of artforms and practices, MAS productions defies the often-quoted categorisation of presenting ‘immersive’ theatre. The company has created its own genre through conceptualising highly inviting ritualistic spaces within which audience members take an embodied, experiential and sensuous journey through to ecstatic transformations. Through developing a working process entitled ‘Secular Ecstatic Art’, dance-theatre practices rooted in exuberant urban social trends are intermixed with exacting dramatic movement techniques and ritual actions from traditional African syncretic religions.
Founded by Jonathan Grieve and Nwando Ebizie in 2012, MAS Productions initially pursued a unique (mostly DIY) underground path forged from the co-directors eclectic experience as creative practitioners. Demonstrated by their early collaborative work, MAS Productions performed on the festival circuit gaining a cult following amongst young audiences that seek new and original artistic experiences.