Kia ora, I’m Adam Goodall.
I’m a freelance writer, copywriter, critic and dramaturg formerly based in Wellington, New Zealand. I graduated from Victoria University of Wellington in 2013 with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Film and a Bachelor of Laws (because I thought it was pragmatic). From January 2016 to May 2019 I was the Wellington Theatre Editor, and then the sole Theatre Editor, of The Pantograph Punch, an Aotearoa arts and culture journal with a focus on thoughtful and provocative longform content. I have written for a range of outlets in New Zealand and have been actively involved in the Wellington theatre community since 2012.
Voyager Media Awards 2019, nominee - Best Feature Writer - Junior
Featured in “The best NZ journalism of 2018, as chosen by you,” The Spinoff, December 21 2018
ADAM New New Zealand Play Awards 2017, shortlisted for The Go-Between
New Zealand Fringe Awards 2015, winner - Golden Nugget for Promising Concept and nominee - Innovative Concept for Proficiency Test
May 22 2019 - “Just Jokes: On Offensive Material and Accountability in New Zealand Comedy” (The Pantograph Punch)
A reported feature on how the New Zealand comedy community understands and addresses offensive, bigoted and othering material, and whether enough is being done to make comedians and audiences feel like they won’t be attacked for who they are.
April 2019 - Nominated for the Voyager Media Award for Best Feature Writer - Junior. I was nominated for a portfolio of three pieces - "The Difficult History and Precarious Future of the PACE Programme" (29 June 2018, The Pantograph Punch); "On Stage, Not Getting Paid: Should We Be Paying People in Pro-Am Musicals?" (23 November 2018, The Pantograph Punch); and "Is it just working for free? Ubisoft’s controversial partnership with HitRecord" (23 June 2018, The Spinoff).
March 12 2019 - “Is the elusive target in Hitman 2 actually Judith Collins? A Spinoff investigation” (The Spinoff)
Hitman 2 has plundered from our shores before, but this time, has it taken the story and likeness of our most notorious South Auckland MP, Judith ‘Crusher’ Collins? Adam Goodall goes down the rabbit hole.