This year's Japanese Film Festival boasts 45 films including 39 of the best features released in the last 18 months. That represents about 10% of the industry's output. The Festival is on in Sydney until Nov 25, then Melbourne from Nov 29-Dec 9. Three revered Japanese directors Miwa Nishikawa, Kenji Uchida and Masayuki Suo along with actress Tamiyo Kusakari are special guests in Sydney and Melbourne.
Casting Japanese actors
Murakami is an exciting new Performance 4a production, written by Mayu Kanamori and directed by Malcolm Blaylock. We are seeking expressions of interest from Japanese actors, male and female aged 35-50 to participate in a paid, three-week development in early 2014. Further information about the project can be found on the Productions page. To register your interest please email your headshot, CV and contact details to
Seeking older Indian actor
Seeking Indian/Asian actor for short and sweet
Short and Sweet is nearly upon us again, and independent theatre makers are gearing up their new productions. Scene Theatre Productions is looking for a male actor of Indian appearance, aged 60+ to rehearse in central Sydney for performances in early 2015. Although this is an unpaid role, you'll work with an experienced team, who promise it will be a fun experience. Find out more by emailing
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.
Catch Up with The Longhouse @STC
Pathways to the Main Stage
On October 13th, Sydney Theatre Company welcomed The Longhouse into their rehearsal space The Loft, for a discussion about forging connections with major theatre companies.
The event was fully subscribed, so if you'd like to catch up on what you missed, check out the recording on Performance 4a's YouTube Channel.
Thanks to the wonderful, multi-talented Mayu Kanamori for recording and editing this for us.