Archive 2010
The Longhouse Inaugural Event and Launch

Welcome to the LONGHOUSE.  

In some traditional societies, the Longhouse is where the village gathers to share stories and bond as a community.  Performance 4a's LONGHOUSE is a series of inspiring and informative events aimed at building the Asian Australian performance community.  For our inaugural event, we explore a topic that's critical to individual artists in the current funding cllimate. Join us for some stimulating and informative discuasion, then stay around to network with your peers.

You're an independent asian australian artist with a great project....
How do you get it up?


Three inspiring speakers will spark your lateral thinking:

  • PASCHAL BERRY - Performance Curator, Blacktown Arts Centre
  • DINO DIMITRIADES - Artistic Director, Apocalypse Theatre Company
  • MAYU KANAMORI - performance maker and photographer

Following the panel discussion and Q & A, join us for networking refreshments.

WED 12 AUGUST - 6pm - 8pm

107 Projects, 107 Redfern Street, Redfern

Admission is FREE but please RSVP by 10 August.  

Audition for Nam Le's The Boat
casting_call_2015.jpg Nam Le's The Boat auditions

Vietnamese Australian actors - don't miss this excellent opportunity to audition for a NIDA production of Nam Le's best selling The Boat.  This adaptation by NIDA masters student Priscilla Jackman will have its world premiere in November. Dramaturge is the highly respected playwright Stephen Sewell, and Eamon Flack, Artistic Director of Belvoir, is professional mentor.  Auditions for lead roles take place on Sat 29 Aug at NIDA. See below for further information. For further information or to book in your audition time, contact This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Longhouse at Sydney Theatre Company

Pathways to the Main Stage


Join us for the next LONGHOUSE.

Sydney Theatre Company welcomes us into their rehearsal space The Loft, for a discussion about forging connections with major theatre companies.


Whether you’re working as an independent producer, playwright, director or actor, this discussion will offer advice on how artists aspiring to work in a major company can move towards that goal.

Meet our insightful speakers from the Sydney Theatre Company:

  • PATRICK McINTYRE – Executive Director
  • POLLY ROWE – Literary Manager
  • ANNELIES CROWE – Casting Manager

Filmmaker, actor and Equity Diversity Committee Co-Chair, Pearl Tan, will facilitate the discussion. Afterwards, join us to network with your colleagues over refreshments.


TUESDAY 13 OCT 6.00pm – 8.00pm
The Loft, Sydney Theatre Company
Wharf 4/5, Hickson Road, Walsh Bay
(Enter STC as if going to the Wharf Theatre, but turn right at the top of the stairs just past Box Office.)


The Longhouse welcomes to all performance-related artists with an interest in Asian Australian themes. Admission is free, but it is essential to RSVP by 9th October.

OzAsia 2015
ozasia2015_square.jpg OzAsia Festival is On!

Happy mid-Autumn Moon Festival!  Don't miss Adelaide's spectacular Moon Lantern Festival on 27 Sept featuring the Hong Kong Dragon, the largest lantern ever made for this festival. It's part of OzAsia Festival which this year presents a stunning program at the Adelaide Festival Centre until Oct 4 including the mesmeric Indonesian dance Cry Jailolo by Eko Supriyanto; Play, in which world leading choreographer Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui performs with Shantala Shivalingappa in a piece dedicated to Pina Bausch; Indonesia's maverick performance artist Melati Suryodarmo; and Amber - an emotionally charged love story that transcends culture. Influential Chinese director, Meng Jinghui, brings an all-star cast to Australia. Mind-blowing impromptu rock, dance and rapid-fire multimedia all combine to explore the nature of love, loss of innocence, and the commercialisation of sex in modern China.

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