Writing China for Performance
At the beginning of 2017 four theatre productions exploring Chinese themes were presented on main stages in Australia – Little Emperors by Australian playwright Lachlan Philpot at Melbourne’s Malthouse Theatre; Sydney Theatre Company’s large-scale production of Chimerica by UK writer Lucy Kirkwood; Single Asian Female – the debut of Chinese Australian writer Michelle Law at La Boite Theatre in Brisbane; and CAPP’s The Backstories, a theatrical storytelling show at Adelaide Festival. A coincidence – or does this herald a new future where Australian writing for the stage turns its focus to the connections between Australia and China?
OzAsia Festival partners with Open State to present a daylong series of transcultural, transmedia events. Writing China is a literary banquet of sound, text and image from Australia and Greater China – fill your plate and think outside the takeaway box.
Merlynn Tong is a Chinese-Singaporean Actor and Playwright. As a playwright, she has recently published two of her one-woman shows, Ma Ma Ma Mad (2015), the true story of her mother’s suicide and Blue Bones (2017), a semi-au...
Tim Roseman is a director, dramaturg and producer. From 2007-2012 he was Joint Artistic Director of multi-award- winning new writing venue Theatre503 in London. He has been invited on three occasions to direct the Old Vic’s ...
Annette Shun Wah
Annette Shun Wah has had an extensive career in television and radio as a presenter and producer, and has worked as an actor and writer. She currently holds creative roles in two theatre companies. She is Executive Producer ...
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