Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
Loose Canons: Isobel MacKinnon

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Theatre

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Award-winning director Sophie Roberts graduated from Toi Whakaari: New Zealand Drama School in 2007. From 2008 to 2014 she freelanced as a director and theatre-maker, creating work for many of Auckland and Wellington’s major theatre companies and...

Art

What's in a name? The history of a place, its present, and its future. 

In the home studio of artists Shreyas Karle and Hemali Bhuta, tucked into a rocky cliff on the edge of the Borivali forest, my references to our locale disrupt the easy flow of our conversation. In describing my experience of returning to India from Aotearoa, I self-consciously stumble between referring to this city as Bombay...

Theatre

Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Isobel MacKinnon is a busy lassie. The Wellington-based performance maker and director has been touring with multi-award-winning show My Best Dead Friend (co-created with Anya Tate-Manning) to Tauranga, Dunedin and Nelson arts festivals, and the...

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Theatre
Loose Canons: Sophie Roberts
Art
A Letter from Bombay, or Mumbai: On the Troubles of Renaming as a Decolonial Act
Theatre
Loose Canons: Isobel MacKinnon
The Great Indifferent Censor
Read Time: 5 mins
Let's not mistake content moderation for moral reasoning...
Art
The Great Indifferent Censor
By Joe Nunweek
On the conditions and possibilities of New Zealand performance art taking New York by storm
Read Time: 12 mins
Kim Choe reports back from the New Zealand New Performance...
Theatre
On the conditions and possibilities of New Zealand performance art taking New York by storm
By Kim Choe
Orange Isn’t the New Black: Why we restrict prisoner voting rights
Read Time: 15 mins
Anna Whyte looks into why in New Zealand, unlike many...
Society
Orange Isn’t the New Black: Why we restrict prisoner voting rights
By Anna Whyte
The Redeemer of Lost Time
Read Time: 12 mins
Anthonie Tonnon's new album Successor pits baby-boomers...
Music
The Redeemer of Lost Time
By Hayden Donnell
Review: Ushers
Read Time: 4 mins
Sam Brooks reviews ect's Ushers
Theatre
Review: Ushers
By Sam Brooks
A Second Chance: Of Hearts and Hospitals
Read Time: 28 mins
Max Harris was 26 and enjoying a dream job working...
Society
A Second Chance: Of Hearts and Hospitals
By Max Harris
Review: This is My Real Job
Read Time: 4 mins
Rosabel Tan and Joseph Harper on Lara Fischel-Chisholm...
Theatre
Review: This is My Real Job
By Pantograph Punch
Words at White Night
Read Time: 3 mins
A group of poets respond to Auckland's night of art...
Literature
Words at White Night
By Pantograph Punch