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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Theatre
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
Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future
Read Time: 3 mins
Art
Man After Man: An Anthropology of the Future
By Rosabel Tan
The Machine Stops
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
The Machine Stops
By Hugh Lilly
The Space Race Is Over
Read Time: 3 mins
Internet Histories
The Space Race Is Over
By Joe Nunweek
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
Read Time: 2 mins
Society
How to Make Your Urine Glow in the Dark
By Rosabel Tan
Hell is Empty and All The Devils are Here
Read Time: 3 mins
Internet Histories
Hell is Empty and All The Devils are Here
By Rosabel Tan
What Really Went On Here? We Only Have This Excerpt
Read Time: 3 mins
Music
What Really Went On Here? We Only Have This Excerpt
By Joe Nunweek
Here's the Situation
Read Time: 1 min
Internet Histories
Here's the Situation
By Rosabel Tan
If You Ain’t Dutch, You Ain’t Much:An Interview with Tom Six
Read Time: 6 mins
Tom Six is lost in thought. “Beautiful women,” he...
Screen
If You Ain’t Dutch, You Ain’t Much:An Interview with Tom Six
By Matt Harnett