BATS Theatre and Lockdown
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Lockdown Film Festival

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Theatre

Jean Sergent steps us through how one risk-share theatre managed in the confusing days before lockdown, and captures some of their immediate reflections now.

My solo Fringe show Change Your Own Life played at BATS Theatre from 10 – 16 March. Sunday 15 March was the first date I noticed disinfectant sprays in the dressing room. Four days later the theatre was closed.

The speed at which the situation...

Art

Heavily touted event Talanoa Mau was supposed to be an inclusive and safe space for vulnerable dialogues and critical exploration. But did it meet those expectations? A reflection by artist Jessica Thompson Carr.

Talanoa Mau began around 8:30am on a Monday, the karanga welcoming us into Te Papa. An anticipated event in the line-up of New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020, it was described by curator...

Screen

As a cinematic salve to the current situation, Auckland-based film critic Amanda Jane Robinson has curated a film festival you can host from your couch.

Each mini-programme consists of one short film and three feature films. The films are on a variety of online platforms – some free, some paid – all accessible in Aotearoa New Zealand.

It’s not even one week into lockdown and it already feels like...

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Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
To Embrace and To Occupy: An Interview with Chen Chen
Read Time: 19 mins
Vanessa Crofskey speaks with Chen Chen about language...
Literature
To Embrace and To Occupy: An Interview with Chen Chen
By Vanessa Crofskey
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
Read Time: 9 mins
New Volumes critic Waveney Russ digs into the decolonising...
Theatre
Playing the Good Immigrant: A Review of Woman of Citrus
By Waveney Russ
Loose Canons: Michelle Aitken
Read Time: 6 mins
Ahead of her Basement Theatre debut Future's Eve,...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Michelle Aitken
By Michelle Aitken
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss at Auckland Writers Festival 2019
Read Time: 7 mins
The Pantograph Punch team has picked out 6 events...
Literature
Whakanuia: 6 Things Not to Miss at Auckland Writers Festival 2019
By Pantograph Punch
Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
Read Time: 11 mins
Lucy Beeler reflects on the music and messages of...
Theatre
Disco Dictator: Pop and Pain in Here Lies Love
By Lucy Beeler
Playing The Meg Ryan Role: A Review of Bad Mood
Read Time: 7 mins
New Volumes critic Rachael Longshaw-Park reviews Bad...
Theatre
Playing The Meg Ryan Role: A Review of Bad Mood
By Rachael Longshaw-Park
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
Read Time: 20 mins
On not-finishing.
Theatre
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
By Kate Prior
Fresh Approach: A Review of Jacinda (The Play)
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