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Longhouse: Works In Progress

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Longhouse: Works In Progress is back! 

Join us for the final Longhouse of 2022 – the annual CAAP Works In Progress showcase featuring some of the freshest works in development by Asian Australian artists spanning new writing, musical theatre, stand up comedy and dance.

  • Fully Sukhjit by Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa
  • Space Time by Gary Paramanathan

  • Diversity Work by Pearl Tan 

  • The Copy of the Copy by Priya Srinivasan

  • The Dropout Club by Michele Gould and Zara Stanton 




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Longhouse: Sydney @Screen AustraliaLONGHOUSE Sydney panel


Inside the Writer’s Room – Opportunities and Pitfalls

Join Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) and Screen Australia as we give insight into the Screen Industry from a Writer’s Room perspective.

Bali Padda current Head of New Work for Stage at Co-Curious, will lead the conversation with fellow filmmakers and screenwriters:

  • Andrew Undi Lee – Director / Writer / Producer / Production Designer Young Australian Korean Filmmaker Award recipient, “Melon Grab” (Screen Australia). Director and Korean consultant for the “The Newsreader” (ABC).

  • Melissa Lee Speyer – Writer and devisor for theatre and screen Screenwriter for “The Heights” (ABC), Playwright for “TickTickBoom” which won the Sliver Gull Play Award. Currently the Development Executive at Screen Australia.

  • Vonne Patiag – Filmmaker / Director / Writer / Producer Spirit of the West Award recipient, co-founder of production company In-Between pictures, co-writer and associate producer on Australia’s first prime time Filipino TV series “The Unusual Suspects” (SBS).

  • Nicole Reddy – Writer for Stage & Screen Recipient of a Screen NSW script department attachment on Foxtel/Lingo’s “Lambs of God”, screenwriter for short film “A Boy Called Su”, which won Best Coming of Age at HollyShortsFilm Festival in the US and the Special Jury Award at Golden Panda Awards, Sichuan TV Festival in China.

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP)’s Longhouse program aims to forge a resilient community of artists interested in exploring Asian Australian themes through performance.

Refreshments will be served following the discussion. 


WEDNESDAY 24 AUG  |  6.00 - 8.00PM  |  Screen Australia, 45 Jones Street, Ultimo



Longhouse: Melbourne @MTCLONGHOUSE Sydney panel


Join Melbourne Theatre Company and CAAP
for a conversation with cast and creatives from Laurinda

Welcome to the Laurinda Rehearsal Room to be a part of a conversation with Melbourne Theatre Company’s Artistic Director Anne-Louise Sarks and some of the extraordinary team behind the adaptation of Alice Pung’s much loved and lauded novel.

Alice Qin will lead the discussion between:

  • playwright Diana Nguyen
  • director Petra Kalive
  • designer Euygeene Teh and
  • actor Fiona Choi
  • and MTC's Artistic Director Anne-Louise Sarks

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP)’s Longhouse program aims to forge a resilient community of artists interested in exploring Asian Australian themes through performance.

Refreshments will be served following the discussion.  MTC is looking forward to hosting this event inside one of their working spaces.  Please note that in accordance with MTC's COVID-safe policy, all attendees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and face masks are strongly encouraged.  These protocols are in place for the health and safeth of their show company and all those attending.


THURSDAY 28 JULY  |  5.30PM  |  MTC HQ, Rehearsal Room 2, 252 Sturt Street, Southbank




Longhouse: Sydney @STCLONGHOUSE Sydney panel


Meet the creative team behind STC’s production of Top Coat.

Join playwright Michelle Law, director Courtney Stewart, composer Michael Toisuta and STC Design Associates James Lew and Kate Baldwin for insights into the creation of their new play Top Coat and their observations about pathways for Asian Australian theatre artists today.

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP)’s Longhouse program aims to forge a strong community of artists interested in exploring Asian Australian themes through performance.

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Thursday 2 June  |  6.30pm  | Neilson Family Gallery, The Wharf



Longhouse: Brisbane @ LaBoite

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What are the most exciting opportunities for Asian Australian artists right now? How do artists gain access to these opportunities and what tools do they need to succeed? Let’s find out together.

In partnership with La Boîte Theatre Company, Contemporary Asian Australian Performance’s second instalment of Longhouse: Brisbane is back. Leading Asian Australian theatre artists:

  • Annette Shun Wah (Artistic Director)
  • Darren Yap (Director)
  • Anna Yen (performer, writer and theatre-maker)

in conversation with Longhouse: Brisbane Coordinator and Queensland Actor/Director, Egan Sun-Bin.

Join the panel for a cuppa to discuss the pathways that exist for Asian Australian Artists right now, how to take that first step and how you can prepare for the opportunities available. If you're an Asian Australian performer or interested in the future of Asian Australian performance, join us at La Boite Theatre Company's Forecourt at 6:30pm, Friday 20th May.

Tickets $13.50

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Friday 20 May  |  6.30pm  | La Boite Theatre Company Forecourt



Longhouse Goes Global China text across global map


The past two years of disruption have led to significant shifts in thinking about the performing arts across the Asia Pacific. Theatres have a greater focus on local artists and communities. What does this mean for Australian artists who wish to collaborate, tour and engage across borders?

Join us in this year’s first Longhouse, a free online event in which we discuss how the landscape has changed. Lynn Fu, China Market Adviser for the Australia Council for the Arts will set the scene with examples from around the region. Then meet three theatre practitioners from China who will share their experiences from the perspectives of an independent venue, a major theatre and an independent artist.

  • Join
    Hu Yin, founder of the multi-arts and cultural centre Yinzi Theater in Chongqing;
  • Juliet Zhu, Deputy Director of Performing Arts Programs, Shanghai Grand Theatre, and
  • Wang Mengfan, Beijing-based theatre director and choreographer 

in this live online conversation with writer and comedian Jennifer Wong.

Thursday 7 April
12.30pm - 2.00pm (AEST)
10.30am - 12.00pm (CST)


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The Longhouse is CAAP’s community and information-sharing hub. It is open to anyone interested in contemporary Asian Australian performance. 
This edition of Longhouse Goes Global is assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.

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Longhouse: National [Online]

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On Tues 9th November we had our Longhouse: National [Online] – The Next Generation Looks Ahead. Hosted by Longhouse Coordinator, Jennifer Wong and joined by panelists:

  • Margot Tanjutco (VIC)
  • Egan Sun-Bin (QLD)
  • Stephanie Jack (TAS)
  • Nicky Tsz Tung Li (SA)
  • Kate Baldwin (NSW) 
  • Haneen Martin (NT)

During this Longhouse we had the chance to discuss the opportunities and experiences that helped these artists get into the performing arts industry, the differences & commonalities of each state and how we feel about the future of Asian Australian performance in our nation.Thank you to our panelists for a great conversation and thank you to those who joined us on the night. We can't wait to see what these panelists get up to the nearer future ! 





Longhouse: Brisbane

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After successful gatherings in Sydney, Perth and Melbourne, and nationally and internationally online, we are excited to announce CAAP's first Longhouse in Brisbane.

Hosted at Queensland Theatre, we will be exploring what pathways exist, and what needs to be developed for Asian-Australian artists to make their way onto Queensland stages and screens. With a panel of representatives from Queensland’s industry leaders, we’ll be asking questions like: Where do we go? Who can we talk to? What stories do we need to tell right now?

This will be followed by a tour of Queensland Theatre, and a chance to meet and mingle at the bar.

Join us in the Bille Brown Theatre to meet other Queensland creatives and discuss the future of contemporary Asian Australian performance.

Panellists (L-R):

  • Lee Lewis  Artistic Director Queensland Theatre
  • Loani Arman  Writer, Director & Filmmaker
  • Sanja Simić  Creative Producer & Director in Residence, La Boîte Theatre Company
  • Janaki Gerard  Multidisciplinary Artist


Friday 27 August  |  6.30pm  | Billie Brown Theatre  | This event has ended





Longhouse Goes Global

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COVID has forever changed the way we think about borders and connection, and that's had a huge impact on the performing arts. In CAAP's next Longhouse, we explore the reality for artists in Australia and China who want to connect and collaborate.

In this current climate, where cross-cultural interaction matters more than ever, what opportunities are available for building capacity, sharing knowledge, artistic exchange and collaboration? What are the challenges, best practices, and success stories?

Join Longhouse Co-ordinator Jennifer Wong in this timely and insightful online conversation with (L-R):

  • Bergen-based performance curator Wang Jingyi
  • Naarm (Melbourne)-based multidisciplinary artist Roshelle Fong
  • Beijing-based theatre director Wang Chong.

Monday 7 June 6pm-7.30pm (AEST)

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The Longhouse is CAAP’s networking and information-sharing platform. This edition of Longhouse Goes Global has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body and the National Foundation for Australia-China Relations.

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Carriageworks and CAAP present

Longhouse 2021

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CAAP Artists Create Chemisty - Inside the Artist Lab

Wish you could have been a part of The Artist Lab 2020?  Want to know what our artists got up to and what’s next for our Artist Lab program in 2021 and beyond?   Join our new General Manager Suzanne Pereira in conversation with Artist Lab participants Happy Feraren, Jordan Shea and Jennifer Wong, and Artist Lab partner organisation Griffin Theatre Company's Tessa Leong.
And don’t worry if you’re interstate – we’ll still be Zooming this year.  Coming up The Longhouse National will connect the CAAP Community across the country online; and continuing on from its success last year, we’ll run The Longhouse Goes Global across two events that will connect us with our colleagues in Greater China.  Keep a look out for upcoming dates in future newsletters and on our socials.



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