Perahu-Perahu (meaning “boats” in Indonesian) is a new collaboration between celebrated visual artist Jumaadi and composer/sound designer Michael Toisuta. The play reimagines the magical world of shadow theatre, using cutouts, found materials, overhead projection and live music to focus on the boats and ships that have sailed between the Indonesian archipelago and Australian waters for hundreds of years.
Supported as part of the Carriageworks 2021 In Development Program
Reviews are in for Double Delicious at Sydney Festival!
"...a lush and evocative series of skilfully narrated performances, tantalising all the senses whilst also delivering moments of real human connection." ★★★★1/2 Cara Anderson, Limelight Magazine.
"Double Delicious was a mouth-watering night of great food and banter. We had all come together as a community and experienced a real treat: some fun and heartfelt storytelling wrapped up in excellent food from diverse cultures. This show had been a satiating and satisfying experience- a flavourful blend of the best things about food and theatre. Yum!" ★★★★1/2 Natalie Salvo, The AU Review
"...deeply moving and gently provocative, turning focus to Australia’s multiculturalism and the way that notions of authenticity are shaped by our world." ★★★★ Ben Neutze, Time Out.
"...a thoroughly delightful celebration of a culinary coming of age." Reviews By Judith.
"Double Delicious really is a theatre experience for all the senses. Five wonderful storytellers take turns bringing to life a tale from their past, all while slicing, dicing and enticing." Alana Kaye, Theatre Now.
Carriageworks, Sydney Festival and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance present
Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience from the creators of the critically acclaimed 2014 Sydney festival hit, The Serpent’s Table. Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) brings together five storytellers to share the secrets behind the dishes that have proved significant in their lives.
The cast includes Chinese Australian cooking legend Elizabeth Chong, writer and media personality Benjamin Law, pre- eminent Korean cooking instructor Heather Jeong, performing artist Valerie Berry, and choreographer and performer Raghav Handa.
In Double Delicious audiences will have the unique opportunity to taste the story. Bitter and sweet, each story culminates in an authentic recreation of the storyteller’s chosen dish. Double Delicious has its world premiere at Sydney Festival in January 2020 before heading to Geelong and Melbourne for Asia TOPA 2020. Don't miss it. Book your tickets now.
SYDNEY FESTIVAL - CARRIAGEWORKS
Wed 8 – Sun 12 Jan 2020
GEELONG ARTS CENTRE
Wed 19 - Sat 22 Feb 2020
Thu 27 Feb – Sun 1 Mar 2020
Between 2-5 July, 50 fearless and inspiring new short works from some of Australia’s best playwrights were livestreamed by more than 30 performing arts organisations from across Australia.
At a time a pandemic has forced reflection and change, these playwrights have responded to questions that get to the heart of where our nation is and where it might go.
Commissioned by Playwriting Australia, the 50 monologues have been recorded by 50 actors, many in their own homes. These 50 postcards to Dear Australia are comforting, confronting, and a unique celebration of Australian voices.
Contemporary Asian Australian Performance is proud to have nominated playwrights Nakkiah Lui and Merlynn Tong for the Dear Australia project. The monologues can be viewed on YouTube until 1 September 2020. They are published by Australian Plays.
Carriageworks and CAAP in association with Sydney Festival present a Work in Development presentation of
PHOTO BY JAMIE JAMES
Siti Rubiyah is the first play by feminist horror filmmaker Katrina Irawati Graham (pictured), a contemporary Indonesian-Australian work inspired in part by Mochtar Lubis’s classic 1975 novel Harimau! Harimau! (Tiger!).
CARRIAGEWORKS and CAAP PRESENT
THE BACKSTORIES: MOYA DODD
"“a classic Australian story demonstrating the importance of our diversity…"
IMAGE: SHANE REID
The first time Moya Dodd saw football on television at the age of 11, she was captivated. At 19 she was selected for the Matildas and represented Australia for almost 10 years. Appointed to the Executive Committee of international football association FIFA in 2013 until 2016, she was one of the first women to serve on the board in FIFA’s 108 year history. In 2016 she was overall winner in AFR's Most Influential Women. What's behind her remarkable success?
In The Backstories Moya Dodd takes us through three generations of her family – from the Chinese market garden her grandparents tended in Western Sydney to her rise through the ranks of world football.
Developed and directed by William Yang and Annette Shun Wah with original music composed and performed live by Gareth Chin, The Backstories provides a rare glimpse behind the public persona of Moya Dodd as she shares the experiences that have shaped her life.
The Backstories: Moya Dodd was originally commissioned and presented by the Adelaide Festival. It premiered in March 2017.
Fri 2 Feb - 8pm Sat 3 Feb - 2pm* and 8pm
(*Includes post-show Q & A)
CARRIAGEWORKS 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh
In Between Two
"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
Adelaide Festival presents
Directed by William Yang and Annette Shun Wah
A rare glimpse behind the public personas of three of Adelaide's most intriguing figures.
In their latest collaboration, William Yang and Annette Shun Wah direct three solo shows featuring high profile Asian Australians from South Australia. Malaysian-born Cheong Liew moved to Adelaide in 1976 before becoming one of this country's most influential chefs. Moya Dodd, born of a Chinese mother and Anglo-Australian father reached the pinnacle of elite sports in Australian women's soccer before her appointement to the executive committee of FIFA. Leaving his kampung in Malacca, Razak Mohammed became one of Adelaide's most flamboyant fashion designers and co-owner of the iconic Miss Gladys Sym Choon Emporium. Each storyteller performs two shows over six intimate evenings.
National Theatre of Parramatta and Performance 4a present
Who Speaks For Me?
“……one of the most heartwarming things on stage this year…Their stories remind the audience of the resilience at the heart of the refugee and migrant experience.” ★★★★ timeout.com/sydney
Discover the unexpected stories of Western Sydney in this intimate multi-lingual, multi-generational storytelling show.
Through the personal narratives and photographs of three families from Cambodia, Vietnam and Bhutan Who Speaks For Me? explores the vagaries of language – the powerlessness of those who do not have it, the nuances lost in translation, and the sometimes hilarious consequences of misunderstanding it.
Performance 4a and Griffin Theatre Company present
THE SERPENT'S TABLE
Combining storytelling, performance, theatrical installation and food, The Serpent's Table tantalises all the senses in the telling of stories straight from the heart. This unique culinary and theatrical experience brings together a crack team of artists who deliver compelling stories about family, culture, loss, reconciliation and the sustainability.