Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP)

CAAP (formerly Performance 4a) is the only professional arts company dedicated to making exceptional contemporary Asian Australian work for all audiences. We engender greater cultural diversity in Australian performing arts by producing cross art form theatrical works of the highest quality, in partnership with major festivals and flagship companies. CAAP leads in developing, nurturing and championing Asian Australian artists to take their place on main stages nationally and internationally.

Our mission is to provide a voice for the contemporary Asian Australian experience through live performing arts.

Our vision is to inspire artists and audiences to demand, embrace and realise the full potential of a richly diverse and inclusive multicultural Australia.

We value:

  • Diversity
  • Asian Australian stories, practice and culture
  • Outstanding performance
  • Rigorous artistic practice
  • Best business practice
  • Development of artists
  • Integrity
  • Accessibility

The CAAP team

  • Annette Shun Wah (Artistic Director)
  • Suzanne Pereira (General Manager)


  • Elaine Chia (Chair)
  • Distinguished Professor Ien Ang (Deputy Chair)
  • Gary Williams (Treasurer)
  • Karilyn Brown (Secretary)
  • William Yang
  • Simon Chan
  • Linly Goh
  • Courtney Stewart

Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP), Sydney Theatre Company, Belvoir St Theatre, Griffin Theatre Company and the Australia-China Institute of Arts and Culture (ACIAC) at Western Sydney University join forces to support the development of Asian Australian performance practice.The inaugural CAAP Artist Lab will provide professional development and professional pathways for Sydney based Asian Australian artists.
CAAP lab

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