Loose Canons: Malia Johnston
Picking at the Surface
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage

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Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists we love to share five things that have informed their work. Meet the rest of our Loose Canons here.

Choreographer and performance director Malia Johnston is one of the founders of Movement Of The Human (MOTH). Malia has been working in the performance industry since 2000. She was awarded Director of the Year at the Wellington Theatre Awards 2018...

Society

Vanessa Crofskey on compulsive grooming, beauty and survival.

I watch my mum from the upstairs window as she bends over a patch of dirt and upturns the earth. She works late nights as a software developer, so these hours in the garden are hers. Determinedly, she pushes her knees into the concrete and pulls a weed out from the soil bed. An hour later, she is still scouring the earth, bundles of...

Theatre

Roger Hall is the most successful playwright in New Zealand, but it looks like he's scared of everyone below retirement age. What's worse is that it might just be our fault... and not in the ways you think. Adam Goodall digs into the mistakes that Aotearoa playwrights – especially the young ones – keep making when they write stories about old age for the stage, and what needs to change to get them right....

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Loose Canons: Malia Johnston
Society
Picking at the Surface
Theatre
Naughty Nanas and Sad Old Men: How We've Screwed Up Old Age on Our Stage
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Screen
Nothing Like Family
By Doug Dillaman
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Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of the Dunedin Arts Festival season of her latest...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Abby Howells
By Abby Howells
The Pantograph Punch x Auckland Arts Festival 2019
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Announcing our talks programme for Auckland Arts Festival...
News
The Pantograph Punch x Auckland Arts Festival 2019
By Pantograph Punch
Loose Canons: Isobel MacKinnon
Read Time: 7 mins
Ahead of her and Meg Rollandi's 2018 STAB Commission...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Isobel MacKinnon
By Isobel MacKinnon
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden
Read Time: 5 mins
2018 Billy T nominee, Snort member and hard-hitting...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Alice Snedden
By Alice Snedden
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for LitCrawl 2018
Read Time: 16 mins
Matariki Williams, Lucinda Bennett and Hannah Newport...
Literature
Whakanuia: Pantograph Picks for LitCrawl 2018
By Pantograph Punch
Announcing our Summer Fling Writers 2018-19
Read Time: 2 mins
Meet the writers taking part in Summer Fling, our...
News
Announcing our Summer Fling Writers 2018-19
By Pantograph Punch
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Read Time: 8 mins
Can anyone save New Zealand? New Volumes critic Waveney...
Theatre
Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
By Waveney Russ