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'
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Loose Canons: Stella Reid
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Make It New or Make It Necessary: Max Harris and the New Zealand Project
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Telescopic Time: A review of The Hope Fault
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What Was Old Is New Again: A Review of Yellow Face
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By Lana Lopesi
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