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 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.
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 grattude 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