Join actor and playwright, Happy Feraren, for this free storytelling event in the heart of Haymarket.
Hear a range of Asian Australian voices from the recently-released audiobook, Moon Orchard (Spineless Wonders, 2023). Presented in a variety of forms, from prose to poetry to spoken word performance, these newly-minted stories explore the joys and the challenges of identity and experience of contemporary Asian Australians.
A mother’s own childhood experiences of bigotry are triggered when her son is picked on for the colour of his skin. Another mother pre-judges a parent at the school drop-off based on her appearance. A disparate group of travellers on the trans-Siberian railway in the 1930s share memories of Chinese culture, history and politics. And an Australian-Chinese visitor finds herself both fascinated and estranged riding a subway in modern-day China.
About Happy Feraren
Happy is a Filipino improv actor and playwright based in Sydney. She has over 15 years of experience in improvisational theatre and has since performed in over 500 shows in cities around the world (Manila, Sydney, Chicago, New York, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam).
In Australia, she has been featured in shows at the Sydney Fringe, Short + Sweet, Lunar New Year Comedy, CAAP Works-In-Progress, KXT2021 Storylines Season and The Flying Nun by Brand X program. Currently, she is writing a play as the 2021 recipient of the Griffin Theatre Incubator Fellowship and is the Longhouse Coordinator for CAAP.This event will be presented both live and online.
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