• New Resident Company


    New Resident Company

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

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  • Our New Name is..

    Performance 4a

    Our New Name is..

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Welcome to the LONGHOUSE 2017

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Carriageworks and Contemporary Asian-Australian Performance present THE LONGHOUSE

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

CAAP's Longhouse Networking Program combines talks, performances, masterclasses and workshops.

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

 The Longhouse returns for 2017 at CAAP’S new home, Carriageworks.  To get things off to a lively start, the conversation we have to have….

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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 WordVery quickly, it gained traction over social media, igniting debate and support. Our first Longhouse of 2017 is dedicated to unpacking and discussing – as a community - the provocative ideas in the article.  What do you think?  What is your experience?  What are your questions?  Joining the conversation are three arts leaders whose organisations have the potential to play an important role in this debate:  Tim Roseman (Playwriting Australia), Lena Nahlous (Diversity Arts Australia) and Kate Cherry (CEO, NIDA) .  The evening will be facilitated by Jenevieve Chang.

The discussion will be followed by the launch of the 2017 Longhouse Program. Refreshments will be served afterwards - so the conversation can continue.

Tickets: $10 (plus booking fees).

Please note: seating is limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!



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.

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.

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).