• Location Location Location


    Location Location Location

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

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  • A Game Changer

    CAAP Directors Initiative

    A Game Changer

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  • In Between Two is a Festival Hit

    In Between Two

    In Between Two is a Festival Hit
    Audiences rose to their feet for In Between Two at Melbourne Festival.

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CAAP’s Longhouse is a networking and information sharing program that has been building a solid and thriving Asian Australian performance community in NSW since 2015. Now CAAP invites you to attend Melbourne’s first Longhouse to be hosted by MTC. We are thrilled to announce four of Melbourne’s most progressive and dynamic storytellers will be joining us to share their experiences within the industry in VIC and take part in a conversation about the current state of diversity and representation on our stages and screens.

The panel discussion, including audio of questions and comments from the audience, will be live-streamed on CAAP’s Facebook page.

Guest speakers:

  • KIM HO (The Language of Love, Mirror’s Edge – Winner 2017 Patrick White Playwright’s Award)
  • MICHELE LEE (Going Down, Rice - Winner 2018 Australian Writer’s Guild Award, Victorian Premier’s Literary Award)
  • NATESHA SOMASUNDARAM (Entomology, Human Resources, Jeremy and Lucas Buy a Fucking House)
  • JEAN TONG (Hungry Ghosts, Romeo is Not the Only Fruit, Lou Wall’s Drag Race)

Facilitated by RA CHAPMAN with an introduction by ANNETTE SHUN WAH

One hour panel discussion followed by networking and nibbles. The Longhouse welcomes all artists and arts workers interested in contemporary Asian Australian performance.


Thurs 4 October
6pm - 8pm

Southbank Theatre, The Lawler
140 Southbank Boulevarde, Southbank




Siti Rubiyah

 Siti Rubiyah Tiger

CAAP is auditioning actors for a new work, Siti Rubiyah by Katrina Irawati Graham, directed by Tessa Leong. A range of roles are available for actors aged 16 – 80. Actors with Indonesian background preferred. Further details below, including how to apply for an audition.

Applications close TUESDAY 18 SEPTEMBER

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP), Queensland Theatre, Melbourne Theatre Company and Sydney Theatre Company are proud to announce the artists selected to join the CAAP Directors Initiative.


This initiative is the result of a powerful partnership between the four companies to identify, develop and provide career pathways for Asian Australian directors in main stage theatre companies.

More than 100 applications were received for the two-year program. After introductory directing workshops led by Paige Rattray at QT, Jessica Arthur at STC and Sarah Goodes and Dean Bryant at MTC, 13 emerging directors have been selected to continue in the next phase of the program. This entails a series of seminars, workshops, networking opportunities and placements to observe company productions up close. The following phase of the program will offer hands-on opportunities as assistant directors, directing creative developments and play readings.

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