3 Sep 2017

Alice Canton asks "What is being Chinese?"

From Standing Room Only, 1:30 pm on 3 September 2017
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Alice Canton

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Members of Auckland's New Zealand Chinese community are being invited up onto Q Theatre's stage to tell their personal stories. They range from high school students to grandparents... performers through to a women's refuge worker.

Alice Canton wants her new documentary theatre piece OTHER (chinese) to ask some big questions - What is Chinese? What is being Chinese? What is not Chinese? It follows a solo play she performed last year WHITE/OTHER, that also looked hard at Chinese identity in New Zealand.  This time, Alice tells Lynn Freeman, she's encouraging others to share their experiences and stories directly to the audience.