EVENT NOTICE: Thursday 23 May, from 6pm. The headlines are about asylum seekers, but most migrants arrive in Australia legally, with more than 50,000 – roughly four of ten – coming from Asia. The biggest Asian source countries are China, followed by India.
But what happens to them when they arrive? How do they settle into Australia? What have been their problems, and how do they confront them?
Sociologists write learned papers, but a new theatre production in Sydney faithfully looks at this complex subject – and tells the stories of migration through perceptive drama. Better still the show is performed by an ethnic theatre company with an all Asian-Australian cast.
The Australian Institute of International Affairs is proudly partnering with Carriageworks and Performance 4A to host a special event in conjunction with their upcoming theatre production of Stories Then and Now.
Members and friends of the AIIA are invited to meet with the Director of Performance 4A, Annette Shun Wah, and associate artists, for a private pre-show talk in Track 12 of Carriageworks on Thursday 23 May, from 6pm.
Ms Shun Wah’s address will be followed by the public performance of six unique stories told by Asian-Australian actors through words, images and music directed by photographer William Yang.
Stories Then and Now explores the life and times of Asians settling in Australia. What did they leave behind, and what did they find? Above all, what cultural challenges do they face?
Join us for a rare night of theatre in the sumptuous Carriageworks building, at 245 Wilson St, Eveleigh (nearest station Redfern) and enjoy hearing about international migration issues through the arts.
This event is a not-to-be missed umbrella event of the Sydney Writers’ Festival 2013, and AIIA NSW thanks member Alice Poujois for arranging it.
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*60 discounted tickets available for this event. General public admission of $35 per ticket will apply when allocation is reached.