Change of Fortunes: Lessons from the Death of a Theatre
The Wild West: The Challenges, Opportunities and Identity of our TV Industry
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea

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Three weeks ago, in the middle of a thriving 2018 season, Dunedin's 44-year-old Fortune Theatre closed its doors. In Part One of this two-part article, Kate Prior analyses the conditions around its closure. In Part Two, practitioners and community share their memories of a formidable southern feature of the theatre landscape.

Emily Duncan had an exciting year planned. The Dunedin-based playwright and...

Screen

How can we keep up in the Golden Age of ad-free streaming?

We are undeniably in the golden age of television. Never before has the medium seen such a wealth of content being created, across every genre and at this level of artistic and commercial achievement.

This golden age started in the early 2000s with the introduction of The Wire on HBO and with the advent of other streaming platforms like...

Loose Canons

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.

David Fa’auliuli Mamea (Safune, Safotu) has worked on theatre, radio, television and film projects, some of which have been produced and broadcast. He has won the Adam Award for Best New Zealand Play and the Playmarket Best Play by a Pasifika Playwright...

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Theatre
Change of Fortunes: Lessons from the Death of a Theatre
Screen
The Wild West: The Challenges, Opportunities and Identity of our TV Industry
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: D.F. Mamea
One Eye On The Mirror: A Review of Body Double
Read Time: 10 mins
Hannah Banks reviews BATS Theatre's STAB production...
Theatre
One Eye On The Mirror: A Review of Body Double
By Hannah Banks
Miniature Dreamscapes: A Review of Peter and the Wolf
Read Time: 4 mins
Silo Theatre's latest production sets Prokofiev's...
Theatre
Miniature Dreamscapes: A Review of Peter and the Wolf
By Madeleine De Young
Kindness of Strangers: A review of Sodden Downstream
Read Time: 8 mins
Therese Lloyd reviews Brannavan Gnanalingam's latest...
Literature
Kindness of Strangers: A review of Sodden Downstream
By Therese Lloyd
About Time: A Review of Leading Ladies
Read Time: 12 mins
Why has it taken so long to exhibit these women?
Art
About Time: A Review of Leading Ladies
By Jane Vial
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
Key Text: Fiona Graham and Performing Dramaturgy
Read Time: 21 mins
Kate Prior is excited about the publication of the...
Theatre
Key Text: Fiona Graham and Performing Dramaturgy
By Kate Prior
Tumble turn: A Review of Red Speedo
Read Time: 5 mins
Director Ben Henson's bold Auckland Theatre Company...
Theatre
Tumble turn: A Review of Red Speedo
By Sam Brooks
Tender Raunch: A Conversation with Laura Borrowdale about Aotearotica
Read Time: 13 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett talks to Aotearotica editor, Laura...
Literature
Tender Raunch: A Conversation with Laura Borrowdale about Aotearotica
By Sarah Jane Barnett