Monthly Archives: February 2017

Michelle Law’s Single Asian Female Play on Now & The Family Law gets go ahead for second season

Screen Shot 2018-08-31 at 12.23.46 pmThe Family Law TV Series adapted from the book of the same name by Ben Law has received the green light for its second series. More here.
Single Asian Female
By Michelle Law

An incisive new comedy skewering race and gender in contemporary Australia from Brisbane-based award winning writer Michelle Law. Step into the after-hours of a suburban Chinese restaurant and meet a family of whip smart women who are definitely talking about you in their native tongue.

Set on the Sunshine Coast this hilarious play answers what it means to be an Asian woman living in Australia.

For Pearl, a Chinese migrant operating a restaurant, it means sacrifice and struggling to connect with her very westernised children.

For Zoe, the eldest child, it means approaching a crossroads in her life where she’s forced to choose between a career and a family.

For Mei, the youngest child, it means being bullied at school and grappling with the desire to assimilate versus cultivating a unique identity.

Two sisters at odds with each other and a mother harboring a secret that threatens to tear her family apart, Australian domesticity like you’ve never seen it before.

Director Claire Christian Designer Moe Assaad Composer/Sound Designer Wil Hughes Lighting Design Keith Clark Performers Hsiao-Ling Tang, Courtney Stewart, Alex Lee, Emily Burton, Patrick Jhanur and Emily Vascotto

Play details here

Journal of Relevance: Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas

Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas Issue here 


Join the editors of the Asian Diasporic Visual Cultures and the Americas (ADVA) journal for a toast as they launch the latest ADVA journal — a special double issue “Island Worlds, Oceanic Diasporas, & Global Flows” guest edited by Tom Looser, Margo Machida, and Francis Maravillas. ADVA journal is published by Brill and is a collaboration between A/P/A Institute at New York University and Concordia University’s Gail and Stephen A. Jarislowsky Institute for Studies in Canadian Art.


Happy New Year of the Rooster 2017

Welcome to the New Year of the Rooster in 2017 and another year for AAFFN. We’ve mostly moved our content to our Facebook page and our new group chat group

Let’s keep the conversation going!



Art by Matt Huynh