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
Strange and Empty Plots: A Review of Spirit House
Read Time: 4 mins
Spirit House meditates on the nature of art and the...
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Strange and Empty Plots: A Review of Spirit House
By Rosabel Tan
Intimacy Under Duress: A Review of Onstage Dating
Read Time: 9 mins
Each night in Onstage Dating, Melbourne-based performer...
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Intimacy Under Duress: A Review of Onstage Dating
By Jess Bates
Loose Canons: Martyn Roberts
Read Time: 7 mins
Loose Canons is a series where we invite artists we...
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Loose Canons: Martyn Roberts
By Martyn Roberts
Paper Shrine: A Review of Amadeus
Read Time: 8 mins
Sam Brooks reviews Auckland Theatre Company's production...
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Paper Shrine: A Review of Amadeus
By Sam Brooks
Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
Read Time: 15 mins
Karen Tay explores the role of food in fiction, from...
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Shiny Red Apple: Food in Fiction
By Karen Tay
Breathing Out: A Review of Stories on the Four Winds: Ngā Hau e Whā
Read Time: 7 mins
Elizabeth Heritage reviews Stories on the Four Winds...
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Breathing Out: A Review of Stories on the Four Winds: Ngā Hau e Whā
By Elizabeth Heritage
What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
Read Time: 8 mins
Sam Brooks on how a German absurdist comedy unravels...
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What’s to become of us now that the apricots have run out?
By Sam Brooks
Have You Heard This One?: New Zealand Writers on Tension
Read Time: 18 mins
In a three-part series, New Zealand writers tell us...
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Have You Heard This One?: New Zealand Writers on Tension
By Pantograph Punch
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