• Our New Name is..

    Performance 4a

    Our New Name is..

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  • The Longhouse returns for 2017

    The Longhouse

    The Longhouse returns for 2017

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  • Calling Melbourne based Actors...

    CAAP-MTC Acting Workshop

    Calling Melbourne based Actors...
    We're seeking Expressions of Interest from actors to take part in a free 4 day workshop, in association with Melbourne Theatre Company

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  • New Resident Company


    New Resident Company

    CAAP is now a resident company at Australia’s most significant contemporary multi-arts centre, Carriageworks.

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In some traditional societies, the Longhouse is the meeting place where the village gathers to share stories and knowledge and bond as a community.

CAAP’s Longhouse combines talks, performances, masterclasses and workshops with an opportunity to network.

All artists and arts workers interested in exploring Asian Australian themes through contemporary performance are welcome to attend and get involved.


Longhouse #1 Thursday 20 April

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At the beginning of this year, artist and academic Tania Canas published an article for Artshub titled, Diversity is a White Word. Very quickly, it gained traction over social media, igniting debate and support. The first Longhouse of 2017 is dedicated to unpacking and discussing – as a community - the provocative ideas in the article.  Hear from Tim Roseman (Playwriting Australia), Lena Nahlous (Diversity Arts Australia) and Kate Cherry (NIDA) as they respond to questions about how they are tackling the question of diversity in their organisations and practice. And we’d love to know what you think, what your experience is and what your questions are as we open out the conversation for wider discussion. The evening will be facilitated by writer/performer Jenevieve Chang.


Longhouse #2 Thursday 22 June

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“You can’t stay away from this place. It’s your home." Ben, Australian Graffiti

Join us at Sydney Theatre Company for our second Longhouse event as we step behind the scenes of Australian Graffiti ahead of its world premiere. Developed through the Lotus Playwriting Program, an initiative of CAAP and Playwriting Australia and supported by the Girgensohn Foundation,  and commissioned by Sydney Theatre Company, Australian Graffiti follows the journey of a Thai family looking for a place to belong as they take their restaurant from one country town to another.  Playwright Disapol Savetsila, director Paige Rattray, STC Literary Manager Polly Rowe, cast and creatives discuss the journey from page to stage of this remarkable new Australian work. Refreshments will be served at the Bar at the End of the Wharf afterwards.



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Our acting workshops at Sydney Theatre Company and Queensland Theatre elicited a huge response recently. Now we're coming to Melbourne.

CAAP and Melbourne Theatre Company invite Expressions of Interest from members of the Asian Australian performance community wishing to participate in a free 4 day Acting Workshop facilitated by MTC Associate Director Sarah Goodes.  Previous acting experience is NOT required.  

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MTC Associate Director: Sarah Goodes


Cheong Liew at Neddys

...fascinating and funny...


Collage 9 March 2017

★★★★ …The Backstories reignites my fondness for family stories and oral histories.

Read the full review.

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP)

Welcome to the new business name of Theatre 4a Incorporated.  Previously known as Performance 4a, our new name clearly and concisely states what we’re about. 

CAAP occupies a unique position as the only professional arts company dedicated to making exceptional contemporary Asian Australian work for all audiences.  We engender greater cultural diversity in Australian performing arts by producing cross art form theatrical works of the highest quality, in partnership with major festivals and flagship companies. Our highly acclaimed works include the Sydney Festival hits In Between Two and The Serpent’s Table (co-produced with Griffin Theatre Company), Yasukichi Murakami – Through A Distant Lens which premiered at Darwin Festival, Stories Then & Now (presented by Carriageworks) and Who Speaks For Me? (co-produced with National Theatre of Parramatta).