Performance & Video

Chinese Take Away

is a one-woman show, a film, a play script, and is available for touring as a 10 minute performance excerpt by Anna Yen, followed by a screening of the 52minute film.  The cinematic adaptation of the acclaimed physical theatre show tells the story of performer/writer Anna Yen’s grandmother, mother and herself.  In a unique blend of storytelling, performance, archival footage, and poetic cinematography, Chinese Take Away connects us to the universal questions of life, loss and transformation. 

Film: produced by Looking Glass Pictures
Writer/performer: Anna Yen
Director/producer/writer: Mitzi Goldman 

Stageplay: produced by Gum Yi Productions & QPAC
Conceived, written and performed by Anna Yen
Co-created by Anna Yen, Hilary Beaton (dramaturge), Therese Collie (director)
Film & stageplay original 
music by Charlie Chan.
Both stageplay & film are available on DVD (NTSC/PAL), see below.  
Chinese Take Away has screened on SBS and at many film & theatre festivals around the world. List of festivals.

Watch 52min film online:

Stageplay DVD can be purchased from Anna Yen