The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019
The Art of the Self-roast
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus

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Was Hannah Gadsby’s Nanette right about everything? Freya Daly Sadgrove discusses the purpose and the pitfalls of self-deprecation for laughs.

When I was a stupid child, I took myself extremely seriously. I took everything seriously; the bar was astonishingly low for shit that hurt my feelings or wound me up. But when I was about 13 I made a significant discovery. I realised that I could just decide that I,...

Theatre

New Volumes critic Waveney Russ digs into the decolonising power of Grace Bentley's new one-woman solo at Basement Theatre.

Grace Bentley is a young woman of Ghanaian-Pākehā descent, living in Kerikeri, the ‘Bay of Citrus’. She’s also a television reporter, speaking to the camera about a strange case of theft – all of the citrus has been stolen from the bay, and no one knows who to blame. She’s a Ghanaian...

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The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019
Literature
The Art of the Self-roast
Theatre
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
Read Time: 6 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Annabel Wilson’s No Science To...
Theatre
Chilly Romance: A Review of No Science To Goodbye
By Adam Goodall
Loose Canons: Melissa Laing
Read Time: 9 mins
Auckland Fringe artist Melissa Laing is taking audience...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Melissa Laing
By Melissa Laing
Pirate and Queen: An Interview with Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking
Read Time: 28 mins
Hannah Newport-Watson talks to the duo behind LitCrawl...
Literature
Pirate and Queen: An Interview with Claire Mabey and Andrew Laking
By Hannah Newport-Watson
20 / 20: Four tales of Youthful Disaster
Read Time: 5 mins
To celebrate Silo Theatre's 20th birthday, we're presenting...
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20 / 20: Four tales of Youthful Disaster
By Pantograph Punch
Celebrating Difference: A Response to 'Here and Now' Festival Works
Read Time: 3 mins
Astrid, 14, responds to Here and Now Festival works...
Theatre
Celebrating Difference: A Response to 'Here and Now' Festival Works
By Astrid
Cool Kids: A Review of I, Will Jones
Read Time: 7 mins
Mia Gaudin reviews Eamonn Marra's I, Will Jones –...
Theatre
Cool Kids: A Review of I, Will Jones
By Mia Gaudin
Under the Sheets: A Review of Paying For It - An Insider's Guide to the New Zealand Sex Industry, Volume II
Read Time: 7 mins
Shannon Friday reviews an unconventional and deeply...
Theatre
Under the Sheets: A Review of Paying For It - An Insider's Guide to the New Zealand Sex Industry, Volume II
By Shannon Friday
Where Is Land In My Body: An Interview with Santee Smith
Read Time: 13 mins
Santee Smith is the Founding Artistic Director of...
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Where Is Land In My Body: An Interview with Santee Smith
By Maraea Rakuraku