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

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Society

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
Online Free Festival: The Definitive Pantograph Punch Lockdown List
Read Time: 24 mins
Online ephemera for those long hours in lockdown.
Society
Online Free Festival: The Definitive Pantograph Punch Lockdown List
By Kate Prior
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Read Time: 9 mins
Was the event Talanoa Mau a safe space for Indigenous...
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
By Jessica Thompson Carr
Lockdown Film Festival
Read Time: 13 mins
Auckland-based film critic Amanda Jane Robinson has...
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
By Amanda Jane Robinson
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
Art in Isolation
Read Time: 13 mins
A personal essay from Lana Lopesi on the place of...
Society
Art in Isolation
By Lana Lopesi
Pānui: Info Hub for Arts Freelancers During Covid-19
Read Time: 9 mins
Some links to resources for arts freelancers during...
Society
Pānui: Info Hub for Arts Freelancers During Covid-19
By Kate Prior
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
Read Time: 20 mins
On not-finishing.
Theatre
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
By Kate Prior