What does Asian Australian performance need right now?


For our first Longhouse of 2018, we handed the mic to our Asian-Australian performance community at an open forum at Sydney's Carriageworks.

Host Jennifer Wong, guest speaker Cheryle Yin-Lo (artistic director Sydney Asian Theatre Festival 1994-1999) and CAAP's Executive Producer Annette Shun Wah, took a look at what came before, and ways to continue the momentum for Asian-Australian performance in 2018 and beyond.

For the first time, we have recorded a podcast on the night for you to catch up on or revisit!

There are three parts to the podcast:

  • Cheryle Yin-Lo on the Sydney Asian Theatre Festival in the 1990s
  • CAAP Executive Producer Annette Shun Wah with a Year in Review of 2017
  • Open Forum - What's next for Asian Australian Performance?

What's next?

It's also not too late to fill out our survey to add your thoughts, we would love to hear from you! You can also stay in touch with us by subscribing to our newsletter to keep up-to-date with the latest opportunities with CAAP.






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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