Productions

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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.

Reviews are in for Double Delicious at Sydney Festival!

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"...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.

Double Delicious heads to Geelong Arts Centre 19-22 February and Abbotsford Convent 27 February - 1 March for Asia Topa. Don't miss out. Book your tickets today.

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Unfortunately, as part of the measures to reduce the spread of the COVID-19 virus in our community, In Between Two with Merrigong Theatre Company at IPAC has been cancelled and will no longer be performed 23 - 25 July, 2020.

If you have purchased a ticket, contact Merrigong's box office on (02) 4224 5999 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

 


 

After a whirlwind national tour in 2019, In Between Two lands in Wollongong for the very first time thanks to Merrigong Theatre Company. Trailblazing artists Joel Ma (TZU’s Joelistics) and ARIA-nominated producer James Mangohig are icons of Australian hip-hop, but their family histories are as complex and layered as their lyrics. 

Beautifully enhanced by rare home movie footage, family photographs and original live music, In Between Two navigates the rich territory between two cultures, two generations and two musicians reaching their peak. Weaving together stories of mixed-race families, the songs of contemporary Australia, and the politics of belonging, this work is as potent as it is inspiring. In Between Two returns for a very limited season at IPAC's Bruce Gordon Theatre in Wollongong so book now to avoid disappointment!

23 - 25 JULY 2020

IPAC, BRUCE GORDON THEATRE

Carriageworks, Sydney Festival and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance present

Double Delicious

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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

Tickets $85 + booking fee

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ASIA TOPA

GEELONG ARTS CENTRE

Wed 19 - Sat 22 Feb 2020

Tickets $85 + booking fee

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ABBOTSFORD CONVENT

Thu 27 Feb – Sun 1 Mar 2020

Tickets $85 + booking fee

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Carriageworks In Development presents

Double Delicious

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Double Delicious is a sumptuous storytelling and culinary experience building on CAAP's 2014 critically acclaimed Sydney Festival show The Serpent's Table with the addition of national and international storytellers.

Supported by the Carriageworks In Development program and assisted by the Australian Government's arts funding and advisory body the Australia Council for the Arts.

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Carriageworks and CAAP in association with Sydney Festival
present a Work in Development presentation of

Siti Rubiyah

 SITI RUBIYAH Photo by Jamie James

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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!).

TOURING 2019

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

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CARRIAGEWORKS and CAAP PRESENT

THE BACKSTORIES: MOYA DODD

"“a classic Australian story demonstrating the importance of our diversity…"    

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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

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Performance 4a and Griffin Theatre Company present

THE SERPENT'S TABLE

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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. 

Adelaide Festival presents

The Backstories

Directed by William Yang and Annette Shun Wah

The Backstories

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.

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