Contemporary Asian Australian Performance

Sydney, NSW

Contemporary Asian Australia Performance is dedicated to making exceptional contemporary Asian Australian work for all audiences.  We engender greater cultural diversity in Australian performing arts by producing cross art form theatrical works of the highest quality, in partnership with major festivals and flagship companies.

Our highly acclaimed works include the Sydney Festival hits The Serpent’s Table and In Between Two (also OzAsia and Melbourne Festivals)Yasukichi Murakami – Through A Distant Lens (Darwin Festival)The Backstories (Adelaide Festival), Stories Then & Now and Who Speaks For Me?

CAAP is home to the Asian Australian Performance Directory, the Longhouse Networking Program, the Lotus Playwriting Project (in partnership with Playwriting Australia) and the CAAP Directors Initiative.

Led by Executive Producer Annette Shun Wah, we aim to develop, nurture and champion Asian Australian artists to take their place on main stages nationally and internationally.

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CAAP is supported by the NSW Government through Create NSW, and assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.

Performing Lines acknowledges the Traditional Owners of the lands on which we work – the Gadigal in Sydney, the Whadjuk in Perth, and the Muwinina in Hobart – and pay our respects to their Elders past and present.

We extend those respects to all First Nations peoples on whose lands we travel and perform.