Archive 2010
Casting Murakami
murakami_100.jpg 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 This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Seeking older Indian actor
casting_call.jpg 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 This email address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it

The Age reviews Murakami
arisa_yura_by_miho_120.jpg Capturing the Asian Experience

Review by Jason Blake

The Age, 13 February 2015

... a thought-provoking show and a valuable reminder of the formative influence of Asian peoples on Australian culture and of clumsy and inhumane attempts to downplay, dismiss or caricature it." Read the full review .

The Longhouse Program

In some traditional societies, the Longhouse is the meeting place where the village gathers to share stories and bond as a community.  Performance 4a is pleased to announce our LONGHOUSE Program of networking and information sharing events, aiming to build the Asian Australian performance community.


SEPTEMBER 2: 6pm-8pm
Making Theatre for Young Audiences

Monkey Baa Theatre Company’s Co-Creative Directors Tim McGarry and Eva di Cesare welcome us into their beautiful theatre in the Darling Quarter at Darling Harbour, to discuss the art of making engaging theatre for younger audiences.

OCTOBER 13: 6pm - 8pm

Pathways to the Main Stage

Whether you’re working as an independent company, playwright, director or actor, this discussion will offer advice on how artists aspiring to work in a major company can move towards that goal. The Sydney Theatre Company welcomes THE LONGHOUSE into their rehearsal space, The Loft to meet Executive Director Patrick McIntyre; Literary Manager Polly Rowe and Casting Coordinator Annelies Crowe.    

DECEMBER 15: from 7.00pm
The Longhouse Affair

For our end of year event, we'd love to host a celebration of Asian Australian talent.  We'll soon be calling for submissions from artists who'd like to offer a short performance piece for this showcase, addressing the theme DIS/CONNECT.  It could an excerpt of an in-progress devised work, a play reading, or a self-contained performance  piece - surprise us! The Longhouse Affair will be a celebration and a fundraiser for Performance 4a's 2016 activities, including a full year of Longhouse events.  

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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