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Issue Details: First known date: 2017... 2017 Single Asian Female
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'Set on the Sunshine Coast this hilarious play answers what it means to be an Asian woman living in Australia.

'For Pearl, a Chinese migrant operating a restaurant, it means sacrifice and struggling to connect with her very westernised children.

'For Zoe, the eldest child, it means approaching a crossroads in her life where she’s forced to choose between a career and a family.

'For Mei, the youngest child, it means being bullied at school and grappling with the desire to assimilate versus cultivating a unique identity.

'Two sisters at odds with each other and a mother harboring a secret that threatens to tear her family apart, Australian domesticity like you’ve never seen it before.'

(Production summary)

Notes

  • Production company's note: This work was developed with the assistance of the Lotus Playwriting Project, an initiative of Playwriting Australia and Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (formerly Performance 4a).

Production Details

  • Performed at La Boite Theatre Company's Roundhouse theatre, Kelvin Grove, Brisbane : 11 February - 4 March 2017.

    Director: Claire Christian.

    Set & Costume Design: Moe Assaad.

    Composer/Sound Designer: Wil Hughes.

    Lighting Designer: Keith Clark.

    Fight Director: N-J Price.

    Performers: Emily Burton, Patrick Jhanur, Alex Lee, Courtney Stewart, Hsiao-Ling Tang, and Emily Vascotto.


    Performed at Belvoir St Theatre, Sydney, from 16 February to 25 March 2018 (advertised as a La Boite Theatre Company production).

    Cast and crew as above, barring the absence of Emily Vascatto in the cast and the presence of Lucy Heffernan.


    Produced at La Boite Theatre, 16 February to 9 March 2019.

    Director: Claire Christian.

    Design: Moe Assaad.

    Lighting Design: Keith Clark.

    Sound Design: Will Hughes.

    Cast: Emily Burton, Patrick Jhanur, Tatum Mottin, Courtney Stewart, and Hsiao-Ling Tang.


    Produced at Arts Central Melbourne, 5-21 April 2019 (previews on 3 - 4 April) as part of the Melbourne International Comedy Festival.

    Director: Claire Christian.

    Design: Moe Assaad.

    Lighting Design: Keith Clark.

    Sound Design: Will Hughes.

    Cast: Emily Burton, Jing Xuan Chan, Patrick Jhanur, Tatum Mottin, Courtney Stewart, and Hsiao-Ling Tang.


    Produced by La Boite Theatre Company and presented by the State Theatre Company of South Australia at the Dunstan Playhouse, 23 April to 9 May 2020.

    Director: Claire Christian.

    Set and Costume Design: Moe Assaad.

    Lighting Design: Keith Clark.

    Sound Design: Wil Hughes.

    Cast: Jing-Xuan Chan, Patrick Jhanur, Tatum Mottin, Courtney Stewart, and Hsiao-Ling Tang.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

First known date: 2017
    • Strawberry Hills, Inner Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales,: Currency Press , 2018 .
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      Extent: 96p.
      ISBN: 9781760621810

Works about this Work

Single Asian Female Review – No Topic Is Taboo in Michelle Law's Impressive Debut Yen-Rong Wong , 2017 single work review essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 February 2017;
'From Hello Kitty to Pauline Hanson, the play tackles racial stereotypes, family and romance on the Sunshine Coast with sensitivity and humour.'
Single Asian Female Review – No Topic Is Taboo in Michelle Law's Impressive Debut Yen-Rong Wong , 2017 single work review essay
— Appears in: The Guardian Australia , 16 February 2017;
'From Hello Kitty to Pauline Hanson, the play tackles racial stereotypes, family and romance on the Sunshine Coast with sensitivity and humour.'
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