Lady Be Good starring Tegan Jones

From the creator () of Blues in the Night: A Cabaret inspired by the works of Eva Cassidy and Greenwich: The Music of The Village comes a cabaret inspired by the works of the First Lady of Song: ELLA FITZGERALD – LADY BE GOOD Tegan is in our ACT showcase. To miss Tegan’s performance is.. read more →

OUR MAN IN BEIJING is on to celebrate Cultural Diversity Week this 16th March

As part of the cultural diversity week celebration Our Man in Beijing will be staged at the ACT Studio, 11 Cole ST, Brighton, on Saturday 16 March 2013 at 8pm. All are welcome. Contact Moni on 0419367261 or monilaistorz@gmail.com for tickets and details. Written by Moni Storz, starring Ashley Macklin, Sharon Karina, Lee Ton, Jo.. read more →

Our Man in Beijing goes to Country Victoria to raise money for Bushfire Victims

Sandy Point is our next performance of Our Man in Beijing at the Sandy Point Cafe/Bistro. When we heard about the fires in East Gippsland, we immediately thought it would be a wonderful thing to do. So cast and crew of OMIB got into gear and together with the proprietor of the Sandy Point Cafe,.. read more →

When there is love, money comes in easily – The Cross cultural Counsellor raised $1000!

A very satisfying effort indeed. The cross-cultural counsellor, the ACT’s first ChinDian performance raised a $1000 over three little shows for Prasad Australia. The skit can be the beginning of a fully developed play and let us hope that the writer Graham Pitts will now be encouraged to do it. The ACT’s mission is to.. read more →

What is an intercultural theatre: the story of the ACT

When a word is so overused that it can have so many meanings, eventually it becomes meaningless. Take the word Multiculturalism. Or “Asian” as used in Australia. The word “multiculturalism” is bandied around in Australia very carelessly especially by politicians when they are trying to be politically correct. If we are not careful we can.. read more →

Happy Endings By Melissa Reeves

HAPPY ENDING BY MELISSA REEVES LAWLER STUDIO, MELBOURNE THEATRE COMPANY (September 2012) Review by Moni Lai Storz Happy Ending by Melissa Reeves is an intercultural play rarely found in Australia. It explores the relationship between an Anglo Australian woman in her forties and a young Chinese masseur. But this alone does make it intercultural. It.. read more →

Telling Tales: Invitation to Storytellers in the USA

I am extending my invitation (beyond Australia) to American story tellers to join us in sharing your stories that are intercultural, that is, Chinese American. You may wonder why am I inviting our American friends to share your stories. While doing research in intercultural or cross cultural theatre with a focus on Chinese theatre making,.. read more →

Short Intercultural Stories, Snips & Snaps of Australian Chinese Experiences of Each Other

Hi Moni, “I had my childhood friend over to my place for dinner when I was 12 years old. My dear Mum kept on pouring food on her plate while all my family were in normal loud conversation. Afterwards she innocently asked me if “were you having a fight?” No, I said “that is how.. read more →

Our Man In Beijing, Intercultural Play, by Moni Lai Storz, goes to Asia 2013 : COME JOIN IN THE ACT

As performing artists and any other artists for that matter, we seem to get punished for doing the ‘job’ we love. How is that so? Well, we seem to be poor for a start. Poor only because we spend the best years of our lives creating our masterpieces. So as time is money, we miss.. read more →