Jonathan gets some comedic tips from a pro, bonds with him over Vic memories, and chats about the state of New Zealand comedy.


An interview with theatre company Indian Ink’s founding partner Jacob Rajan


Alix Bushnell talks to Salient Theatre Editor Diana Russel about returning to study at Victoria and life after Go Girls Bubbly and ever-charming, Bushnell has one of those contagious personalities. Five minutes with her and she’ll make you feel as though you’ve been friends for years—when in fact you’re little more than strangers. Just as [...]


Many months ago, four young whiz-kids from the Wellington improv and stand-up scene got together to share some of their most personal stories—and then fucked with them until they were a set of poignant and comedic scenes, appropriate for presentation to the public.  Housed in an apartment on Cuba St, (the kind with exposed industrial [...]


Fortunately, the two gracefully ageing ladies at the next table do not run for the hills as Will Agnew, writer of Slave Labour Productions’ Fringe Festival success Stand Up For Charlie, quotes his favourite line from the play: “I would grudge-fuck you, but I don’t think my cock is big enough to fill up that [...]


Wondering what became of that cesspit of stumbling-drunk first-years and older dudes looking for an easy pick-up formerly known as The Big Kumara? Having been there once back when I was in my first year (after which I proceeded to head straight home to shower), I can’t say I’m going to miss it.  Fortunately, the [...]


Wellington’s Guide for theatre geeks and creative misfits Welcome to O-Week. For all you theatre geeks out there, or if you just enjoy a good show, I’ve combed the city calendar to bring you a guide to some of Wellington’s upcoming stage shows and festivals. Over the next two weeks there’s something on offer for [...]


20. Theatre is more than a subject. Uni courses should not be the only theatre you do for three years.


The Keepers is a devised work that uses the event of a shipwrecked survivor to look at the transitory nature of places and people while creating a world full of lingering and surprising images.