Critical Infrastructures
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
A PhD in Trauma

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In an environment where we are starving for criticism, the critics are just plain starving.

Criticism is an ugly beast. In an essay titled The Critic in New Zealand, The Pantograph Punch’s own Founding Editor (and now our Director) Rosabel Tan wrote:

To be a critic in New Zealand is to be a kind of weed. It’s easy to be one, but the space you occupy is contentious and you probably wouldn’t be...

The Pantograph Punch Presents

The Pantograph Punch are excited to announce a new direction for the site. From March 2018, we’ll be publishing fewer pieces – and paying everyone more. 

The Catalyst

Halfway through last year, we were made a Kahikatea client with Creative New Zealand, along with 16 other amazing organisations ranging from theatre companies to arts festivals to publishers. It’s a daunting, important opportunity...

Society

This essay maps the boundaries of personal and professional trauma, and mentions physical and sexual abuse in a way some people may find confronting. 

It took a doctoral degree in applied physics to teach me about trauma. Until I was 24, I hadn’t thought about it – I thought I’d survived my childhood unscathed. I was powering through under the radar, perfecting my academic career so I could hit the...

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Society
Critical Infrastructures
The Pantograph Punch Presents
Into the Unknown: Changes at The Pantograph Punch
Society
A PhD in Trauma
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
Read Time: 5 mins
Kate Prior reviews new work from Ash Jones and Arlo...
Theatre
The Naked Self: A Review of Non Flower Elements
By Kate Prior
[CLOSED]: Jackie
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[CLOSED]: Jackie
By Pantograph Punch
Big Ups: 4 Things From September 2017 Worth Reading Again
Read Time: 4 mins
Our monthly round-up of things from The Pantograph...
Knockouts
Big Ups: 4 Things From September 2017 Worth Reading Again
By Pantograph Punch
Critical Infrastructures
Read Time: 17 mins
In an environment where we are starving for criticism...
Society
Critical Infrastructures
By Lana Lopesi
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
Read Time: 4 mins
Doug Dillaman considers the elusive character of Julian...
Screen
Nothing Easy To Digest: A Review of Risk
By Doug Dillaman
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
Read Time: 14 mins
Read an excerpt from James McNaughton's new novel,...
Literature
Spec-Fic Month: An Excerpt from Star Sailors
By James McNaughton
Shouting 'Who Am I?' In A Crowded Theatre: A Review of Among Strangers
Read Time: 8 mins
Adam Goodall reviews a new trio of short plays by...
Theatre
Shouting 'Who Am I?' In A Crowded Theatre: A Review of Among Strangers
By Adam Goodall
Chaste Longue: A Review of Venus In Fur
Read Time: 8 mins
Shannon Friday reviews the Circa Theatre production...
Theatre
Chaste Longue: A Review of Venus In Fur
By Shannon Friday
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