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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
Off the Dome: An Interview with Shannon Te Ao
Read Time: 24 mins
Megan Dunn talks to the artist about his Walters win...
Art
Off the Dome: An Interview with Shannon Te Ao
By Megan Dunn
Loose Canons: Robin Kelly
Read Time: 8 mins
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Robin Kelly
By Robin Kelly
Stripped Back: A Review of Cock
Read Time: 7 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Cock, a co-presentation between...
Theatre
Stripped Back: A Review of Cock
By Sam Brooks
Review: Orphans
Read Time: 7 mins
Thirty-three years after the play first rocked Off...
Theatre
Review: Orphans
By Shannon Friday
All The Elements Conspire: Beautiful Collision At 15
Read Time: 13 mins
Pasan Jayasinghe charts a lifelong fandom with Bic...
Music
All The Elements Conspire: Beautiful Collision At 15
By Pasan Jayasinghe
Loose Canons: Leo Gene Peters
Read Time: 9 mins
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Leo Gene Peters
By Leo Gene Peters
Welcome to Our House: A Review of FEMSLICK
Read Time: 4 mins
FEMSLICK, is one of those rare works where we are...
Theatre
Welcome to Our House: A Review of FEMSLICK
By Sam Brooks
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
Read Time: 7 mins
Who gets to be considered an artist?
Art
The Artist as Technician: Considering China’s Van Goghs and Art and Craft
By Lana Lopesi