SUBTEXTS is a series of three unique nights of storytelling, collaboration and discussions inspired by the stories and themes in the 2015 Q Presents season...'

The last night is...

The Kill Screen

The Pantograph Punch, in collaboration with Q Theatre, presents The Kill Screen, the final instalment in a three-part series that responds to the 2015 Q Presents season

When you're creating something - whether it's a painting, a play, or a song - how do you know when you're done? When is a work ready to meet the world, and when is it time to slay the muse?

Join our panel of artists, musicians and writers – Eli Kent, Chelsea Jade, Courtney Sina Meredith and Toby Morris - in conversation with Steven Toussaint about beginnings, ends, and when to put the pen down.

Please note: The Kill Screen is a one-night-only event and tickets for this are limited.

The Pantograph Punch are committed to offering a low-priced ticket option to ensure their events are as accessible to as many people as possible. However, as a charitable trust, they rely on donations to help pay their writers (who write damn good pieces), so if you’d like to support the work they do, we encourage you to add a donation onto your ticket.

Introducing our panelists:

Chelsea Jade is a song writer trying to figure out the sexiest way to cry. An art school drop-out, Chelsea was the recipient of the Critic's Choice Prize at the VNZMA's in 2012 and attended the Red Bull Music Academy, Tokyo in 2014.
She is now embarking on a top lining career in Los Angeles where her work has already been rejected by Rihanna. Her latest release is called 'Low Brow' and can be purchased on iTunes.

Toby Morris is a comic artist, illustrator and designer who draws the monthly non-fiction comic The Pencilsword for The Wireless, and is half of the Toby & Toby combo behind the weekly series That is the Question for Radio NZ.
He also draws concert posters for bands like Beastwars, Liam Finn and The Phoenix Foundation. He grew up in Wellington and now lives in Auckland with his wife and two young sons.

Eli Kent is a writer and performer based in Wellington, New Zealand. His play Rubber Turkey won him the Peter Harcourt Award for Outstanding New Playwright of the Year at the 2008 Chapman Tripp Theatre Awards. His plays and short films have received endless acclaim, including “Best Theatre” in the NZ Fringe Festival 2009. In addition to his ongoing work with The PlayGround Collective, Eli is currently working on two more shows for Auckland Theatre Company, as well as developing several film and TV projects. 

Courtney Sina Meredith is currently writing her first book of short stories Tail of the Taniwha. Her play Rushing Dolls (2010) won a number of awards and was published by Playmarket in 2012, and selected by Silo Theatre for Working Titles 2015. She launched her first book of poetry, Brown Girls in Bright Red Lipstick (Beatnik), at the 2012 Frankfurt Book Fair.
Her poetry and prose have been translated into Italian, German, Dutch, French and Bahasa Indonesia. She is of Samoan, Mangaian and Irish descent.

Steven Toussaint is the author of the poetry collection The Bellfounder (The Cultural Society, 2015) and the chapbook Fiddlehead (Compound Press, 2014). Steven is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and the International Institute of Modern Letters, and his poems and critical writing have been published in the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand. He lives in Auckland.