Longhouse: Brisbane @ LaBoite

LONGHOUSE Brisbane panel


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



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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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Longhouse 2021

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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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The Longhouse Works-in-Progress 2020

The annual CAAP Works-In-Progress showcase on 10th November featured some of the freshest works in development by Asian Australian artists. We were delighted to host this line up of exciting and diverse excerpts, spanning new writing, musical theatre, sound art and dance, performed live at our home venue of Carriageworks.

  • Of Stubborn Songs and Unequal Wars by Nithya Nagarajan and Liv Satchell
  • 28 Banksia St by Vidya Makan, Tasnim Hossain and Jonathan Ware
  • Untitled NAT/JESSIE/JIMMY Project by Nicole W. Lee
  • Don’t Box Us Up by Deborah Faye Lee
  • “UnAustralian” from Fraser Babies by Jules Orcullo

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Longhouse Goes Global Panel

In this unprecedented time, CAAP is doing something unprecedented by going global.

It’s been a big year for Longhouse. Not only have we moved the program online, we’ve gone national for the first time in May. Now, for our third Longhouse of 2020, we are reach out to fellow international practitioners in the Asian diasporic theatre community.

We have an extraordinary line up of panelists from across the oceans:

Facilitated by Arisa Yura.

The panel will be discussing how they’ve been responding to this year’s challenges, new ideas, opportunities and ways of working that may have emerged. They’d also be sharing what it’s like running an organization that dedicates and advocates for Asian diasporic storytelling.

This event took place on Oct 10th.  You can watch the recording on CAAP's YouTube Channel.

The Longhouse 2
CAAP is thrilled to announce our second national Longhouse program: Grantwriting 101 with Andrea Lim, Friday 17 July, 4pm AWST, 5:30 ACST, 6pm AEST.
This workshop will be aimed at the national Asian Australian performance community, and cover types of grants, project preparation, grants integration and more. As we continue to navigate all the available funding opportunities, you’ll want to make sure your application stands out from the crowd.
You won't want to miss this rare opportunity to refine your grant writing skills.
Andrea Lim is a Sydney-based Singaporean born cultural and community development worker that is passionate about arts-based initiatives for social justice and creating alternative spaces for BIPOC emerging artists.Andrea generated a great response when she spoke at our first national Longhouse, The Longhouse Gathers, so here’s a chance to hear more of Andrea's perspective and learn more from her expertise.
Attendance for this workshop is free, however we encourage you to support CAAP's work by donation to our matched fundraising campaign if you can.
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Thank you to everyone who came along to CAAP's first national Longhouse, The Longhouse Gathers, Thursday 14 May 2020. It was wonderful to see attendees from all across Australia. A special thank you to our special guest contributors: Rani Pramesti, Jamie Lewis, Andrea Lim, Panda Cheong, Katrina Irawati Graham and Joe Paradise Lui.

Stay tuned for updates about our Longhouse program for 2020 by following CAAP on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram and subscribing to our e-news.

Below is a summarised list of resources provided by our guest contributors on the night: