30 Apr 2017

The Pantograph Punch: Rules of the Game

From Pantograph Punch, 4:06 pm on 30 April 2017
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Rules of the Game image Photo: Pantograph Punch

This live storytelling extravaganza, recorded in association with The Pantograph Punch website features rule-breakers, rule-makers, and those who are rewriting the map.

Hosted by Jess Holly Bates, the session in front of an audience at Q Theatre features Alice Snedden, Hera Lindsay Bird, Lucy Zee, and Thomas Sainsbury. They explore why family arguments are good, what it was like to grow a teenager who followed the rules, how rebelling against family expectations resulted in one father having no contact for a year, and the perils of trying to be the coolest kid at school.


Lindsay Hera Bird

Hera Lindsay Bird Photo: Pantograph Punch

Hera Lindsay Bird is a poet from Wellington, who released her self-titled book Hera Lindsay Bird in 2016. As a child, her favourite game was "lost orphan, trapped in the witches' torture chamber" and as an adult her favourite game is "lost orphan, trapped in the witches' torture chamber" aka poetry. But she also likes Tetris.




Lucy Zee

Lucy Zee Photo: Pantograph Punch

Lucy Zee is a television creative producer from Auckland and a freelance writer. Her favourite game to play is Settlers Of Catan.






Thomas Sainsbury

Thomas Sainsbury Photo: Pantograph Punch

Thomas Sainsbury has written, directed, produced and acted in more than 50 theatre productions. His plays have been performed in Australia, USA, UK, France, Greece and New Zealand and his thriller novel (which he co-wrote with Swedish author Linda Olsson) was published in Europe and Australasia. Tom's favourite game is flirting.





Alice Snedden

Alice Snedden Photo: Pantograph Punch

Alice Snedden is a comedian from Auckland. She trained and performed at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre in New York, where she completed their long-form improv and sketch programs. Alice is a writer on TV3’s Funny Girls and a member of the hit weekly show SNORT at the Basement Theatre. Her favourite game to play is the game of life, because oh boy, you never know where it’ll take you.

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