Ms Annette Shun Wah
Annette Shun Wah is a writer, broadcaster, producer and theatre-maker. She is currently Artistic Director of two arts entities that champion Asian Australian artists, and international connections between Australia and Asia.
Annette has led Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) since 2013 as its Executive Producer, and in 2021 becomes its Artistic Director. CAAP is the only professional performing arts company dedicated to bringing Asian Australian stories and artists to main stages nationally and internationally. Its acclaimed productions have been programmed by major festivals around Australia. Since 2016 CAAP has been a resident company at Carriageworks in Sydney.
In 2020 Annette was appointed Artistic Director of the Adelaide Festival Centre’s OzAsia Festival 2021-2023. First held in 2007 OzAsia Festival is Australia’s leading annual contemporary arts festival engaging with Asia. Annette’s first festival as Artistic Director takes place in Adelaide in 2021 from October 21 – November 7.
Annette serves on the board of Sydney Theatre Company; on the advisory committees of ACIAC (Australian China Institute for Arts and Culture) at Western Sydney University; the Australian Centre on China in the World at Australian National University; the national playwriting body APT (Australian Plays Transform); and Asialink.