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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Spend five minutes telling us what you think about our work, and be in to win some treats this Easter!

We want to know more about who's reading our site - what you like, what you want more of, and what we could do better. 

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Literature

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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News
The Pantograph Punch Reader Survey 2019
Literature
The Art of the Self-roast
Theatre
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Loose Canons: Cassandra Tse
Read Time: 7 mins
Writer, director and musical fanatic Cassandra Tse...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Cassandra Tse
By Cassandra Tse
Review: New Zealand's Best 2017
Read Time: 8 mins
Screen
Review: New Zealand's Best 2017
By Doug Dillaman
Landing the Kite by Working with the Wind: Playwrights and Devising
Read Time: 11 mins
Natasha Hay talks about the art of collaboration with...
Theatre
Landing the Kite by Working with the Wind: Playwrights and Devising
By Natasha Hay
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters
Read Time: 8 mins
Not just People of Colour have an identity. Jade Kake...
Art
Beyond the Mamae: A Review of Five Pākehā Painters
By Jade Kake
Efflorescent Abstractions: A Review of ‘Outflux’
Read Time: 8 mins
Ellie Lee-Duncan reflects on Clara Wells solo exhibition...
Art
Efflorescent Abstractions: A Review of ‘Outflux’
By Ellie Lee-Duncan
Mothers and Daughters: A review of Family History
Read Time: 6 mins
Airini Beautrais reviews Johanna Emeney's new collection...
Literature
Mothers and Daughters: A review of Family History
By Airini Beautrais
Not all Mid-life Crises: A Review of Pop Aye
Read Time: 4 mins
While some (male) mid-life crises come calling in...
Screen
Not all Mid-life Crises: A Review of Pop Aye
By Jacob Powell
Chaste Longue: A Review of Venus In Fur
Read Time: 8 mins
Shannon Friday reviews the Circa Theatre production...
Theatre
Chaste Longue: A Review of Venus In Fur
By Shannon Friday