CARRIAGEWORKS AND CONTEMPORARY ASIAN AUSTRALIAN PERFORMANCE PRESENT
In some traditional societies, the Longhouse is the meeting place where the village gathers to share stories and bond as a community. CAAP’s Longhouse Program combines talks, performances, masterclasses and workshops. All artists and arts workers interested in exploring Asian Australian themes through contemporary performance are welcome to attend and get involved at these networking opportunities. The Longhouse returns for 2017 at CAAP’S new home, Carriageworks.
Longhouse #1, Thu 20 Apr
DIVERSITY IS A WHITE WORD
At the beginning of this year, artist and academic Tania Canas published an article for Artshub titled, Diversity is a White Word. Very quickly, it gained traction over social media, igniting debate and support. Our first Longhouse of 2017 is dedicated to unpacking and discussing – as a community – the provocative ideas in the article. What do you think? What is your experience? What are your questions? Joining the conversation are three arts leaders whose organisations have the potential to play an important role in this debate: Tim Roseman (Playwriting Australia), Lena Nahlous (Diversity Arts Australia) and Kate Cherry (CEO, NIDA). The evening will be facilitated by Jenevieve Chang.
Longhouse #2, Thu 22 Jun, book now
BEHIND THE SCENES OF AUSTRALIAN GRAFFITI at Sydney Theatre Company
‘You can’t stay away from this place. It’s your home.’ Ben, Australian Graffiti
Join us at Sydney Theatre Company for our second Longhouse event as we step behind the scenes of Australian Graffiti ahead of its world premiere. Developed through the Lotus Playwriting Program, an initiative of CAAP and Playwriting Australia and supported by the Girgensohn Foundation, and commissioned by Sydney Theatre Company, Australian Graffiti follows the journey of a Thai family looking for a place to belong as they take their restaurant from one country town to another. Playwright Disapol Savetsila, director Paige Rattray, STC Literary Manager Polly Rowe, cast and creatives discuss the journey from page to stage of this remarkable new Australian work. Refreshments will be served at the Bar at the End of the Wharf afterwards.
Longhouse #3, Thu 10 Aug, book now
IN CONVERSATION WITH BELVOIR THEATRE
Belvoir is one of Australia’s most celebrated and acclaimed theatre companies. Join Artistic Director Eamon Flack and members of the Artist Workshop Pilot Programme to hear about Belvoir’s evolving creative vision and upcoming artistic opportunities.
Longhouse #4, Thu 23 Nov, book now
WORKS BY THE COLLECTIVE
See a showcase of works-in-progress by members of The Collective, an independent gathering of multi-skilled, multidisciplinary Asian-Australian performance artists eager to reclaim control over their practice. Members of the collective first met and collaborated together during the Director’s Workshop organised by CAAP and STC in 2016.