2021 - Next PlayMoves Workshop for Performers

The next PlayMoves Workshop for Performers will be 13-17 December 2021, in Brisbane!

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2020 – Chinese Take Away - film online

The “Chinese Take Away” film adaptation
by Looking Glass Pictures
is available now online!

 


2020 – PlayMoves Workshop for Performance

Why not celebrate the opening of the Queensland border to NSW and Victoria
by being at PlayMoves December 14-18, in Brisbane!

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2018 - Creative Development with Compagnie Lumière Fugitive

I recently had the pleasure and privilege to participate in a creative development on new show “Vertigo” with Compagnie Lumière Fugitive in Vila Nova de Cerveira, northern Portugal. It was inspiring, fun and productive.

http://bienaldecerveira.org/vertigo-une-lumiere-fugitive-residencia-artistica-na-fundacao-bienal-de-arte-de-cerveira-16-a-28-de-abril/


2018 – Monsteria - BankSA Best Circus Physical Theatre Award

GUSH recently returned from presenting MONSTERIA at the RCC during the Adelaide Fringe 2018.

We’re very excited to be awarded a BANKSA Best Circus and Physical Theatre Award for our last week in Adelaide.

Thanks to Helen Clifford, Elyse Fitzpatrick, RCC, and Sugarbag Bees.


2018 - SLOW BOAT short-listed for Queensland Premier's Drama Award

Wonderful news.

My play, SLOW BOAT, has been short-listed for the Queensland Premier’s Drama Award. This means that I am having the opportunity to develop the script further. On March 18-21, this year 2018, the actors, co-director workshopped the current draft with the excellent dramaturge Hilary Beaton, who we welcomed into the creative team.

SLOW BOAT is inspired by the adventures of my father during WW2.

 

Photo Credit: Queensland Theatre. (l-r) Luke ha, Anna Yen, Therese Collie, Joel Chia, Julian Wong, Nicholas Ng, Hilary Beaton, Harry Tseng.


2018 - Matilda Award Best Costume Design for Monsteria

I am delighted to announce that GUSH won the 2017 Matilda Award for Best Costume Design for MONSTERIA.
We were also nominated for Best Circus Physical Theatre.

– Photos by Katrina Garvey and Roderick Noendeng –


2017 - Gush Circus & Monsteria

A new creative project I am part of:

GUSH is a new feminist circus ensemble made up of 4 highly experienced women of circus. We use the repertoire of circus and the theatricality of contemporary performance to explore the way the performing feminine body is read and misread. The circus is unconventional and the performance is daring, ranging from the rebellious to the ridiculous.

Very much looking forward to performing in MONSTERIA with GUSH, Nov 30-Dec 3 during Brisbane Powerhouse’s Wonderland Festival. MONSTERIA is directed by Celia White and the performers are the wonderful Mayu Muto, Bianca Mackail and I.

– Photo by Suzon Fuks –


2016 - Strong Women Project - Circus Oz

I’ll be in  Melbourne August 15-19, 2016 to work in the Strong Women Project at Circus Oz. I’ll be Movement  Trainer, along with a great team of Maude Davey ( Lead Director) and Rudi Mineur (Group Acro balances). Here is a video from last year’s Circus Oz Strong Women project where I was also Movement Trainer. Looking forward to it!


2015 - Slow Boat - Creative Development

I am delighted to announce that Slow Boat , an ensemble physical theatre new work based on the story of my father and about 580 Chinese men who were evacuated to Australia during World War 2 from Nauru, sent to Central Australia to mine, and then worked for the US Army in Bulimba, has been funded for a n initial Creative Development period.

The Creative Development Team is:
Writer / Co-Director  Anna Yen; Dramaturge / Co-Director Therese Collie; Designer Georgina Greenhill; Musical Director / Performer Nicholas Ng; Performers – Luke Ha, Joel Chia, Julian Wong and Harry Tseng.

This wonderful creative team came  together for two weeks of devising and creative development from March 30 – April 10, 2015. I am now writing a new draft of the script based on the discoveries of the creative development.

– photos Suzon Fuks –

SLOW BOAT is supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland, part of the Department of Science, Information Technology, Innovation and the Arts. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.  SLOW BOAT is supported by BEMAC and Flipside Circus.

My huge gratitude to all these organisations for their support in helping SLOW BOAT to set sail! Thank you also to the Bulimba Historical Association for their valuable support