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
Burn The Whole Fucking House Down: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm in Conversation
Read Time: 25 mins
English playwright Morgan Lloyd Malcolm is in Tāmaki...
Theatre
Burn The Whole Fucking House Down: Morgan Lloyd Malcolm in Conversation
By Kate Prior
Dancing With Hikule'o: A response to TongPop Herstory
Read Time: 5 mins
essa may ranapiri meets Hikule'o, Queer Goddess of...
Art
Dancing With Hikule'o: A response to TongPop Herstory
By essa may ranapiri
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Two
Read Time: 8 mins
Our bite-size Fringe reviews are back!
Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: NZ Fringe 2020 Week Two
By Pantograph Punch
He Hokinga Mahara ki Àbadakone
Read Time: 16 mins
I haere a Rereao Taite rāua ko Te Haana Paewai ki...
Art
He Hokinga Mahara ki Àbadakone
By Rereao Taite and Te Haana Paewai
The Future of Craft in Aotearoa
Read Time: 18 mins
Lana Lopesi in conversation with Kolokesa U Māhina...
Art
The Future of Craft in Aotearoa
By Lana Lopesi
Bite-sized Reviews: Auckland Fringe 2020 Week Two
Read Time: 2 mins
Bite-size Fringe reviews are back! Auckland Fringe...
Theatre
Bite-sized Reviews: Auckland Fringe 2020 Week Two
By Pantograph Punch
UPU: A Celebration of Trailblazing Moana Writers
Read Time: 8 mins
Sāmoan/Pākehā writer and Pantograph Punch Editor Faith...
Theatre
UPU: A Celebration of Trailblazing Moana Writers
By Faith Wilson
Loose Canons: Grace Iwashita-Taylor
Read Time: 7 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Grace Iwashita-Taylor
By Grace Iwashita-Taylor