Why are there so few theatre directors of Asian Australian background? Should it be a concern? Does it influence the type of work on our stages?

Join our expert panel for this fascinating discussion, get some hot tips on career pathways and find out how to gain opportunities in the industry.

  • Egil Kipste – Head of Directing, NIDA
  • Paige Rattray – Richard Wherrett Fellow, Sydney Theatre Company
  • Kip Williams – Resident Director, Sydney Theatre Company
  • Facilitated by Tessa Leong – Director, Dramaturg and Longhouse Coordinator

This Longhouse event comes at the end of Sydney Theatre Company and Performance 4a’s week-long Directing Workshop conducted by Paige Rattray. Workshop participants will also share their experiences of the week.

WHEN:  Friday 24 June - 6.00pm - 8.00pm

WHERE: Sydney Theatre Company Big Rehearsal Room,  Pier 4, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay

(The Big Rehearsal Room is located between Wharf 1 and Wharf 2 Theatres at the end of the fire tunnel which runs alongside the main walkway up The Wharf. Enter from the main entrance on Hickson Road, walk up the stairs, and down along The Wharf’s main walkway. When you reach the blackboards on the wall to your left, look out for a friendly Performance 4a face!)


Entry is free but bookings are essential .



Who Speaks for Me?


Performance 4a teams up with the brand spanking new National Theatre of Parramatta for our next production,
a new storytelling show about the complexities of language.

We’ve all had those “lost in translation” moments – some may be frustrating, some funny, some painful.

While the theme is language, what we really want to hear about is the personal experience of making a home
in a new country.


We’re looking for storytellers to join the cast. Do you have a good story? Are you Asian Australian, living or
working in western Sydney? Then we’d love to hear from you. Stage experience is NOT required – just a
willingness to tell a good story. This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


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