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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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Whakanuia: Ten Things to Celebrate in New Zealand Theatre in 2018
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Whakanuia: Best Aotearoa Reads 2018
Arts Writing Workshop in Ōtepoti
Read Time: 1 min
In partnership with Blue Oyster Art Project Space...
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Arts Writing Workshop in Ōtepoti
By Pantograph Punch
New Magic: Prokofiev, Puppets and Peter
Read Time: 9 mins
In this essay for a younger reader, Kate Prior explores...
Theatre
New Magic: Prokofiev, Puppets and Peter
By Kate Prior
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from When We Wake
Read Time: 17 mins
An excerpt from Karen Healey's dystopian novel, When...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from When We Wake
By Karen Healey
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
Read Time: 5 mins
Kate Prior reviews new work from Ash Jones and Arlo...
Theatre
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
By Kate Prior
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
Read Time: 14 mins
Read an excerpt from James McNaughton's new novel,...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
By James McNaughton
Clouds And Rain Over Water: A Review of Under
Read Time: 8 mins
Adam Goodall reviews Under, a "modern day memory play...
Theatre
Clouds And Rain Over Water: A Review of Under
By Adam Goodall
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
Read Time: 6 mins
Melissa Laing takes in the wide-ranging narrative...
Theatre
Chemical Romance: A Review of The Effect
By Melissa Laing
Loose Canons: Tallulah Holly-Massey
Read Time: 5 mins
Basement Theatre artist-in-residence Tallulah Holly...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Tallulah Holly-Massey
By Tallulah Holly-Massey