You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau

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Racism sucks. Vanessa Crofskey writes about the hurt her and her peers feel as Chinese people during Covid-19.

Covid-19 recently got nicknamed the ‘Chinese virus’. It was something stupid that Donald Trump said and that other people echoed. Renaming the virus was a crudely obvious tactic that most people could clearly see through: associating a worldwide pandemic with the race who were the first...

Theatre

Jean Sergent steps us through how one risk-share theatre managed in the confusing days before lockdown, and captures some of their immediate reflections now.

My solo Fringe show Change Your Own Life played at BATS Theatre from 10 – 16 March. Sunday 15 March was the first date I noticed disinfectant sprays in the dressing room. Four days later the theatre was closed.

The speed at which the situation...

Art

Heavily touted event Talanoa Mau was supposed to be an inclusive and safe space for vulnerable dialogues and critical exploration. But did it meet those expectations? A reflection by artist Jessica Thompson Carr.

Talanoa Mau began around 8:30am on a Monday, the karanga welcoming us into Te Papa. An anticipated event in the line-up of New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020, it was described by curator...

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Society
You Treat Us Like We're The Virus
Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Freelance Freefall: Covid-19 and Our Artists
Read Time: 28 mins
Our freelance artists across theatre and visual arts...
Art
Freelance Freefall: Covid-19 and Our Artists
By Kate Prior and Lana Lopesi
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in March
Read Time: 6 mins
The best art on show this month in the dealer galleries...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in March
By Pantograph Punch
Memoirs of a Participant: A Review of Essays In Love
Read Time: 9 mins
Kate Prior was a participant in Oliver Driver and...
Theatre
Memoirs of a Participant: A Review of Essays In Love
By Kate Prior
Making Art With Strangers
Read Time: 12 mins
Vanessa Crofskey talks with Alice Canton about Year...
Theatre
Making Art With Strangers
By Vanessa Crofskey
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Three
Read Time: 4 mins
Bite-sized reviews from the final week of NZ Fringe...
Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Three
By Pantograph Punch
From Mob to Whānau: A Review of Black Ties
Read Time: 4 mins
In a play that navigates tensions between an Indigenous...
Theatre
From Mob to Whānau: A Review of Black Ties
By Tia Reihana
Freedom of Speech and Its Limits
Read Time: 16 mins
Golriz Ghahraman on the urgent need to protect free...
Society
Freedom of Speech and Its Limits
By Golriz Ghahraman
Light Switches, Secrets and Single Stories: Growing Up Blind
Read Time: 9 mins
As a kid, Aine knew that being blind was harder but...
Society
Light Switches, Secrets and Single Stories: Growing Up Blind
By Áine Kelly-Costello