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Leaf people play on Radio National

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Aug 27, 2012
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Last night Radio National’s Airplay program broadcast my radio play,┬áSee how the leaf people run, and they’ll play it again on Thursday 30 August at 9pm. You can stream the radio play too for the next month from the RN website: See how the leaf people run on Airplay   It was great to hear […]

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Website is ready

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Aug 23, 2012
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So with the Arts Start grant – (another plug for it again!) – I have had the help of graphic designer Tammy Nicholson and Fatfish to make this WordPress website. I announce this website officially launched and ready for traffic.

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Am I white enough?

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Aug 22, 2012
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The project Chaste I am working on is about Asian-Australian identity as it sits alongside Aboriginal identity. Here is an interesting blog by Michael Dangalaba about the concept of whiteness. One a related note, this makes me think of Andrew Bolt’s High Court case around racial vilification. Remember his comments that certain Aboriginal people were […]

The Colour White

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Aug 14, 2012
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A development, November 2012. This circus documentary piece explores cosmetic surgery and the rise in cosmetic procedures on non-Caucasian people. Producer: Westside Circus Director: Gorkem Acaroglu    

Chaste

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Aug 14, 2012
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A development, November 2012. This full-length play explores the triangular relationship between Caucasian Australians, Indigenous Australians and Asian Australians. I am looking at notions of chastity and love. Producer: Platform Youth Theatre

Moths

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Aug 14, 2012
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A second development, January to February 2013, with support from the Australia Council. This is a documentary theatre piece about second-generation Asian Australians and our experiences of sex and sexuality. I have interviewed over 20 Asian-Australians as the basis of the text. Producer: Gorkem Acaroglu with Melbourne Theatre Company

See how the leaf people run

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Aug 13, 2012
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Radio broadcast, August 2012. A radio play I wrote about my people, the Hmong, and early days of settlement in Australia. Set in the 1990s. Producer: Maryanne Lynch, Radio National

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August 2012: Arts Start grant

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Aug 12, 2012
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Yay, I got an Australia Arts Start grant. This is $10,000 to help me with professional development support. One of the awesome things I will get to do is go to the United States in May-June 2013 to meet with Asian-American theatre-makers. Thanks Australia Council! More about these grants here: Arts Start grants.