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...

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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
Whakanuia: Ten Things to Celebrate in New Zealand Theatre in 2018
Read Time: 22 mins
Theatre Editor Adam Goodall (Wellington), Kate Prior...
Theatre
Whakanuia: Ten Things to Celebrate in New Zealand Theatre in 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
Read Time: 12 mins
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Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Whakanuia: 10 Exhibitions to Celebrate from 2018
Read Time: 15 mins
Visual Arts Editor Lucinda Bennett and Kaupapa Māori...
Art
Whakanuia: 10 Exhibitions to Celebrate from 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
Read Time: 16 mins
As the Oceania exhibition closes at the Royal Academy...
Art
Oceania As a Contact Zone, and the Myth of Museum Universalism
By Matariki Williams
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
Read Time: 27 mins
Owning a stand-alone home is increasingly unaffordable...
Society
Beyond the Quarter-acre Dream: Co-ownership and Co-housing in Wellington
By Hannah Newport-Watson
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden
Read Time: 5 mins
2018 Billy T nominee, Snort member and hard-hitting...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden
By Alice Snedden
On Stage, Not Getting Paid: Should We Be Paying People in Pro-Am Musicals?
Read Time: 30 mins
In the wake of debates around Amici Productions' 2019...
Theatre
On Stage, Not Getting Paid: Should We Be Paying People in Pro-Am Musicals?
By Adam Goodall
Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
Read Time: 8 mins
Can anyone save New Zealand? New Volumes critic Waveney...
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Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
By Waveney Russ