Fertile Ground: A Review of 'Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth'
Loose Canons: Stella Reid
Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project

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Director Ahi Karunaharan has been collaborating with Indian theatre company Prayas for several years. Together they now present their most ambitious work to date. Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth features a 20-strong ensemble and stories of Indian migration to New Zealand which span over 150 years. Rina Patel reviews the work.

Essentially a community theatre company, Prayas was established in 2005 by Amit...

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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.

Stella Reid is a tireless theatre and film artist who won Outstanding Performer and the Melbourne Fringe Tour-Ready Award at the New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017 Fringe Awards for the one-woman show The Basement Tapes, about a tape recorder found...

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“What would you do if you came this close to death and were then offered seven years of funding to do anything you wanted?” It’s the question ex-Wellingtonian and Oxford transplant Max Harris asks himself at the beginning of his first book, only to face mirth aplenty when he avows his intention to write about New Zealand politics. With good reason, on the face of it - from the outside, it's an impossibly...

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Fertile Ground: A Review of 'Swabhoomi: Borrowed Earth'
Theatre
Loose Canons: Stella Reid
Literature
Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
A Dramaturgy of Sound: On Complicite's 'The Encounter' and Being Alone Together
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For the first time ever, groundbreaking British theatre...
Theatre
A Dramaturgy of Sound: On Complicite's 'The Encounter' and Being Alone Together
By Kate Prior
Eternally Hip: A Review of BATS PLAYS
Read Time: 13 mins
Hannah Banks reviews BATS PLAYS by Ken Duncum and...
Literature
Eternally Hip: A Review of BATS PLAYS
By Hannah Banks
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The Second Week
Read Time: 18 mins
Week two of the New Zealand Fringe Festival has spies...
Theatre
The New Zealand Fringe Festival 2017: The Second Week
By Pantograph Punch
Powerful people tied up in knots: a review of 'The Mikado'
Read Time: 15 mins
Yellowface jeopardises Gilbert and Sullivan’s true...
Theatre
Powerful people tied up in knots: a review of 'The Mikado'
By Alex Taylor
SCUM and Bluebells: The New Poetics of Alice Birch
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Theatre
SCUM and Bluebells: The New Poetics of Alice Birch
By Kate Prior
Loose Canons: Moana Ete
Read Time: 9 mins
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Theatre
Loose Canons: Moana Ete
By Moana Ete
Integration and Denial: Reading James Baldwin after Don Dale
Read Time: 24 mins
Orlando Edmonds on what James Baldwin still has to...
Society
Integration and Denial: Reading James Baldwin after Don Dale
By Orlando Edmonds
She Will Make Noise: A Review of Hot Brown Honey
Read Time: 6 mins
The Hot Brown Honeys are fierce and with the music...
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She Will Make Noise: A Review of Hot Brown Honey
By Madeleine De Young
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