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What does Asian Australian performance need right now?


For our first Longhouse of 2018, we handed the mic to our Asian-Australian performance community at an open forum at Sydney's Carriageworks.

Host Jennifer Wong, guest speaker Cheryle Yin-Lo (artistic director Sydney Asian Theatre Festival 1994-1999) and CAAP's Executive Producer Annette Shun Wah, took a look at what came before, and ways to continue the momentum for Asian-Australian performance in 2018 and beyond.

For the first time, we have recorded a podcast on the night for you to catch up on or revisit!

There are three parts to the podcast:

  • Cheryle Yin-Lo on the Sydney Asian Theatre Festival in the 1990s
  • CAAP Executive Producer Annette Shun Wah with a Year in Review of 2017
  • Open Forum - What's next for Asian Australian Performance?

What's next?

It's also not too late to fill out our survey to add your thoughts, we would love to hear from you! You can also stay in touch with us by subscribing to our newsletter to keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities with CAAP.

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance, Queensland Theatre,
Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company announce

CAAP Directors Initiative     

CAAP STC Directors Workshop 2016

IMAGE: JOHN MA                                                    

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP), in partnership with Melbourne Theatre Company, Queensland Theatre and Sydney Theatre Company is proud to announce the CAAP Directors Initiative, aimed at unearthing, nurturing and developing Asian Australian directors for the stage.

Together the four companies are committed to working to identify, develop and embed Asian Australian directors in the three largest state theatre companies in Australia.

CAAP Directors Initiative offers a tailored training program over two years for selected participants in Melbourne, Brisbane and Sydney.

The first year will include directing workshops, close up observation of mainstage productions and a range of professional development and networking opportunities. In its second year, the program will provide hands-on directorial training and engagement with the host companies.

The Initiative begins with a one-week workshop in each city, which will provide high-level skills training and an opportunity for each of the Company directors to identify potential candidates for the full two-year program. The workshop is not compulsory for participation in the remainder of the Initiative.

Artists of Asian Australian heritage from related disciplines and those with training or experience in directing are encouraged to apply.

Queensland Theatre
Applications open:    15 February 2018
Directing workshop:  12 - 16 March 
Facilitated by Associate Artistic Director Paige Rattray

Sydney Theatre Company
Applications open:   26 March 2018
Directing workshop: 14 - 18 May 2018
Facilitated by Directing Associate Jessica Arthur

Applications to QTC and STC are now closed.

Applications to MTC close Monday 23 April 2018 5pm

Melbourne Theatre Company
Applications open:    2 April 2018
Directing workshop: 14 - 18 May 2018
Facilitated by Associate Directors Sarah Goodes and Dean Bryant


For further enquiries about the CAAP DIRECTORS INITIATIVE contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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CAAP presents

In Between Two

Joelistics and James Mangohig

"This is a hip hop show unlike any other.  An Australian narrative challenging how you think, how you feel about society and its moral fibre."     ★★★★½ THE MUSIC

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