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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...

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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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Theatre
Make Me Laugh
Theatre
Whakanuia: Ten Things to Celebrate in New Zealand Theatre in 2018
Knockouts
Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
Loose Canons: Lori Leigh
Read Time: 9 mins
Playwright, director, Shakespeare expert and improv...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Lori Leigh
By Lori Leigh
Hidden Women
Read Time: 19 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett on the complexities and intricacies...
Society
Hidden Women
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Every Story Tells a Picture
Read Time: 21 mins
Thomasin Sleigh on the power of ekphrasis in women...
Literature
Every Story Tells a Picture
By Thomasin Sleigh
Before Words Get in Between
Read Time: 24 mins
Kirsty Baker on the subtle modes of resistance and...
Art
Before Words Get in Between
By Kirsty Baker
Loose Canons: Abby Howells
Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of the Dunedin Arts Festival season of her latest...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Abby Howells
By Abby Howells
Summer Fling: Mini Mentorships 2018-19
Read Time: 5 mins
Announcing Summer Fling, our mini-mentorship programme...
News
Summer Fling: Mini Mentorships 2018-19
By Pantograph Punch
Welcome to Terror Lake
Read Time: 14 mins
Adam Goodall takes a look at Mr. Burns: A Post-Electric...
Theatre
Welcome to Terror Lake
By Adam Goodall
Cyclical Rearrangements: An Interview with Paul Brobbel
Read Time: 20 mins
Alice Tappenden talks to Len Lye Curator Paul Brobbel...
Art
Cyclical Rearrangements: An Interview with Paul Brobbel
By Alice Tappenden