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A new generation of theatremakers is turning to stand-up to tell its stories - and breaking down the walls between New Zealand's theatre and comedy communities in the process. Annabella Gamboni talks to some of the stars of this new comedy order about the artistic and financial reasons behind this sea change.

There’s a lot of snobbery around New Zealand stand-up comedy. I’m not just talking about...

Theatre

2018 has been a rough year for New Zealand theatre in many ways but there was still so much to celebrate. Theatre Editor Adam Goodall (from Wellington), Kate Prior (from Auckland), Erin Harrington (from Christchurch) and Emily Duncan (from Dunedin) talk about the shows that excited them, provoked them and made them love 2018 despite its challenges.

In May, Dunedin’s Fortune Theatre closed its doors...

Knockouts

Literature Editor Hannah Newport-Watson and recent contributing writers from the Pantograph Punch’s books section share their favourite Aotearoa books of the year.

There are more books in the world than there were a year ago. The reading pile beside the bed grows ever taller. Christmas means different things to different people – to me, it means I can finally lie down in the shade and read for hours on...

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Make Me Laugh
Theatre
Whakanuia: Ten Things to Celebrate in New Zealand Theatre in 2018
Knockouts
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
Loose Canons: Albert Belz
Read Time: 6 mins
Ahead of seasons of his new play Astroman in Christchurch...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Albert Belz
By Albert Belz
Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
Read Time: 18 mins
Self serving myths and nationalism, Dan Kelly considers...
Music
Turning Back We Look Forward / To a Shimmering Space: On the Positive Nationalism of Dudley Benson
By Dan Kelly
Toi moko in Toi Art: A Harbinger for a Conversation
Read Time: 14 mins
Repatriation researcher, Amber Aranui, considers the...
Art
Toi moko in Toi Art: A Harbinger for a Conversation
By Amber Aranui
Re-evaluating Values: An Open Letter to Creative New Zealand Regarding Exhibition Attendants at the Biennale Arte
Read Time: 11 mins
Francis McWhannell on the underpaid opportunity of...
Art
Re-evaluating Values: An Open Letter to Creative New Zealand Regarding Exhibition Attendants at the Biennale Arte
By Francis McWhannell
Loose Canons: Claire Duncan
Read Time: 9 mins
Claire Duncan, interdisciplinary artist and sound...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Claire Duncan
By Claire Duncan
Playing it Safe: How We Use Trigger Warnings in Theatre in Aotearoa
Read Time: 14 mins
Catherine Hart steps back from the overwhelming online...
Theatre
Playing it Safe: How We Use Trigger Warnings in Theatre in Aotearoa
By Catherine Hart
Beyond This Horizon: An Oceanic Feeling
Read Time: 23 mins
Already a lover of cinema and the sea, Doug Dillaman...
Art
Beyond This Horizon: An Oceanic Feeling
By Doug Dillaman
The End of Satire: A Review of WMBADx: Idea Worth Spreading
Read Time: 7 mins
White Man Behind A Desk Robbie Nicol leaves his desk...
Theatre
The End of Satire: A Review of WMBADx: Idea Worth Spreading
By George Fenwick