I am super stoked to be a part of Griffin Theatre’s Story Lab this year, running 5-1oth November. Hang on, it’s also in partnership with Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, so that’s where we’ll be based for the week.
I’ll be developing a concept called ‘The Cooks in town’, which I got thinking about after a few of things. Seeing this exhibition at the Powerhouse Museum last year Wong Ah Sat Store. I’ve been to the Crookwell area a few times, actually, and always felt really out of place being Asian. So I was strangely intrigued by the history of the region and that my ‘kind’ had in fact been a part of the local community. Many years ago, it’s true. Secondly, a friend dropped off the CWA’s Jam drops and marble cake recipe book. I flicked through the award-winning recipes and thought about ol’ Ah Sat. Finally, last year I interviewed a friend of a friend who’d grown up in Taralgon as part of the Filipino community there.
So, my mind has turned to cooking, the country, the history of Asian arrivals. That is the starting point for ‘The Cooks in town’.