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CAAP STC Acting workshop 2016


The Longhouse is CAAP's Networking and information sharing program.  It's a space in which we share, learn and build a resilient Asian Australian performance community.  In 2018 there will be four Longhouse events at Carriageworks.

The Gathering

The first Longhouse of the year takes place on 12 April.  After an exceptional year for Asian Australian performance in 2017, how do we maintain the momentum?  Join The Gathering - an Open Forum in which we discuss, debate and dream - and tell us how YOU would like to see Asian Australian performance progress.

Guest speaker Cheryle Yin-Lo was artistic director of the Sydney Asian Theatre Festival in the mid-1990s.  She'll compare the arts landscape then and now.  CAAP Executive Producer Annette Shun Wah will outline the gains made in 2017.  The event will be facilitated by comedian Jennifer Wong.


Thurs 12 April
6pm - 8pm

245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh


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

CAAP Directors Initiative     

CAAP STC Directors Workshop 2016

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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.

Applications are now open for Queensland Theatre. 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

APPLICATIONS are now closed for QT but will open soon for STC & MTC:

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

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.
For enquiries specifically about the Queensland Theatre workshop 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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