Night and Mortar takes the stage on a stormy night in Grey Lynn and Alex de Vries sits at a fold-out table with a drink to nurse ready for the performance to unfold.
Eight plays, four directors and 14 actors. The Black Creatives Aotearoa Playwrights’ Lab Showcase overflowed with talent and potential. Tate Fountain reports on the day’s events.
Crude Common Denominator Pleb Trash Baseline Urge Ass Poetry: Confessions from the Sick Bay. Possibly the book with the longest name that Harold has ever reviewed for bad apple. Intrigued?
Poetry finds new form on bad apple through this te reo Māori contribution from Haukupu. Using religious iconography, they play with dialogical form in this piece, ‘Pohewa’, meaning ‘Delusions’.
As people of Aotearoa we are intrinsically tied to the sea. Adrienne Jansen explores this relationship in her new poetry collection, ‘Roll & Break’ and Harold takes a dip into these new waters.
Open Kate’s notes app and explore what they’ve jotted down in sporadic moments of record keeping.
Hold the hand of the one you love and stare God in the face at the end of the world.
Overcoming your own shame is hard enough, but how long can we shoulder someone else’s?
Death makes its presence known, arriving in a mood or a state. Unpredictable and unkind.
Coco seeks to break the ice and find what lies beneath the surface. “I like the raw relief of the skies spit – I don’t like exhaust melting down my spine.”
In a dream, you saw a way to survive, and you were filled with joy.
Help keep the lights on.