Loose Canons: Malia Johnston
Picking at the Surface
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage

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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.

Choreographer and performance director Malia Johnston is one of the founders of Movement Of The Human (MOTH). Malia has been working in the performance industry since 2000. She was awarded Director of the Year at the Wellington Theatre Awards 2018...

Society

Vanessa Crofskey on compulsive grooming, beauty and survival.

I watch my mum from the upstairs window as she bends over a patch of dirt and upturns the earth. She works late nights as a software developer, so these hours in the garden are hers. Determinedly, she pushes her knees into the concrete and pulls a weed out from the soil bed. An hour later, she is still scouring the earth, bundles of...

Theatre

Roger Hall is the most successful playwright in New Zealand, but it looks like he's scared of everyone below retirement age. What's worse is that it might just be our fault... and not in the ways you think. Adam Goodall digs into the mistakes that Aotearoa playwrights – especially the young ones – keep making when they write stories about old age for the stage, and what needs to change to get them right....

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Loose Canons: Malia Johnston
Society
Picking at the Surface
Theatre
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
April Reading
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Internet Histories
April Reading
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Read Time: 12 mins
Music
Hold On To The Rail: A Conversation With Roger Shepherd of Flying Nun (Part One)
By Joe Nunweek
The Bleak Entrepreneur (Or, TV That Could Have Been)
Read Time: 4 mins
Internet Histories
The Bleak Entrepreneur (Or, TV That Could Have Been)
By Joe Nunweek
A Visit To The Online World Of Flesh-Eaters
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
A Visit To The Online World Of Flesh-Eaters
By Rosabel Tan
Some Pun Based Around The Letter 'b' Goes Here
Read Time: 16 mins
Music
Some Pun Based Around The Letter 'b' Goes Here
By Joe Nunweek
The Social Network: The Screenplay
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
The Social Network: The Screenplay
By Rosabel Tan
Cinephilia in the Internet Age
Read Time: 2 mins
Internet Histories
Cinephilia in the Internet Age
By Hugh Lilly
Scared Famous: Ariel Pink Steps Into The Light
Read Time: 9 mins
Music
Scared Famous: Ariel Pink Steps Into The Light
By Joe Nunweek