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With our fastest-growing population needing a voice in drama and education, Asian Invasion 2014 is the title of EnsembleImpact’s latest dynamic theatre programme touring secondary schools across New Zealand this year.  It’s a timely and much needed gig, however, when producer KC Kelly initially tagged Asian theatre practitioners across the country on Facebook with just the title to provoke their responses, he got quite a bite back!

Asian Invasion: Racist? Provocative? Harmless? Lynda Chanwai-Earle catches up with some of our top theatre practitioners to debate the “yellow peril” tag and look at the compelling and necessary theatre programme itself.

Gallery: EnsembleImpact theatre group

Asian Invasion Panelists
(Left to right) Michelle Ny, Lynda Chanwai-Earle (Chair), Emma Robinson, Kerryn Palmer, Sums Selvarajan, Square Lee (front row), Renee Liang, KC Kelly.