Productions

In Between Two RETURNS IN 2017

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“…a thrilling hour of theatre and the best kind of example why a diverse cultural landscape should not only be encouraged...but is essential.”  ★★★★½ themusic.com.au

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In Between Two sees two cultures, two generations and two charismatic wordsmiths mix it up at a singular event, deftly weaving the stories and photographs of their diverse heritage with music.

CAAP and Carriageworks In Development

World's First A-Pop Musical

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A-Pop? Asian Australian Pop of course!

We're thrilled to be developing this original contemporary musical for the K-Pop generation.  Directed by Darren Yap, written by Chi Vu and composed by "Australia's biggest pop star in Vietnam" Thanh Bui, this is a work with the world in its sights.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Major Festivals Initiative in association with the Confederation of Australian International Arts Festivals Inc.

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Adelaide Festival presents

The Backstories

Directed by William Yang and Annette Shun Wah

The Backstories

A rare glimpse behind the public personas of three of
Adelaide's most intriguing figures.

In their latest collaboration, William Yang and Annette Shun Wah direct three solo shows featuring high profile Asian Australians from South Australia.  Malaysian-born Cheong Liew moved to Adelaide in 1976 before becoming one of this country's most influential chefs.  Moya Dodd, born of a Chinese mother and Anglo-Australian father reached the pinnacle of elite sports in Australian women's soccer before her appointement to the executive committee of FIFA. Leaving his kampung in Malacca, Razak Mohammed became one of Adelaide's most flamboyant fashion designers and co-owner of the iconic Miss Gladys Sym Choon Emporium. Each storyteller performs two shows over six intimate evenings.

National Theatre of Parramatta and Performance 4a present

Who Speaks For Me?

“……one of the most heartwarming things on stage this year…Their stories remind the audience of the resilience at the heart of the refugee and migrant experience.”  ★★★★ timeout.com/sydney

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Discover the unexpected stories of Western Sydney in this intimate multi-lingual, multi-generational storytelling show.

Through the personal narratives and photographs of three families from Cambodia, Vietnam and Bhutan
Who Speaks For Me?
explores the vagaries of language – the powerlessness of those who do not have it,
the nuances lost in translation, and the sometimes hilarious consequences of misunderstanding it.

Performance 4a and Griffin Theatre Company present

THE SERPENT'S TABLE

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Combining storytelling, performance, theatrical installation and food, The Serpent's Table tantalises all the senses in the telling of stories straight from the heart.  This unique culinary and theatrical experience brings together a crack team of artists who deliver compelling stories about family, culture, loss, reconciliation and the sustainability. 

Yasukichi Murakami

Through a Distant Lens

“…a compelling and always absorbing work…” STAGE NOISE

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We take so many photographs. How do we know which ones are important, which ones matter?

After a sell out season at Darwin Festival and rave reviews at Shinju Matsuri Festival Broome, OzAsia Festival Adelaide, and Sydney's Griffin Theatre Company, Mayu Kanamori's multilayered work Yasukichi Murakami - Through a Distant Lens returned to the stage at Riverside Theatres Parramatta in March 2016.

Kanamori goes in search of the missing photographs of Yasukichi Murakami - a Japanese-Australian photographer, entrepreneur and inventor, who lived in northern Australia from 1897 until his internment in 1941 - in order to tell the largely forgotten story of the early Japanese in Australia.  Utilising photographic and video projections, sound design, live music and actors, photographs come to life in a conversation between a photographer from the past and one from the present.

“…a dramaturgically crystalline and ultimately moving meditation on place, photography and the politics of recognition.” REAL TIME

Carriageworks In Development presents

The Chan Project

The Chan Project

CAAP is excited to be working in collaboration with fellow Carriageworks Resident Company Force Majeure, on The Chan Project - an intercultural dance work that poses some intriguing questions:

What if there was another you out there? Someone who shares the same name, the same profession, the same gender, maybe even looks similar… and if you were to compare, what would you find out about yourself?

In partnership with Singapore’s independent dance house, Dance NucleusThe Chan Project is an international collaboration between Australia and Singapore featuring two extraordinary independent dance artists – leading Singapore dancer and choreographer, Christina Chan, and renowned Australian dancer and maker, Kristina Chan.

Stories Then & Now

"Stories Then & Now is not only nourishing theatrically, but socially.
It's important work. Vital, in every sense." 

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Directed by master storyteller and celebrated photographer William Yang and writer and producer Annette Shun Wah, Stories Then & Now is an inspiring theatre work bringing together six Asian Australians to tell personal stories from their past to unravel the threads that lead to their present day lives.