Call of the Sparrows

In a tiny mountain village beyond the reach of clouds, Little Sparrow arrives to find a world driven by superstition and dark histories. To survive crooked peddlers, invisible spirits and a mother-in-law with a hidden agenda, she’s got to learn to fly with the flock.

But the more Little Sparrow grasps her role in the game, the more everything tips out of balance into a terrifying new direction. Caught in the middle of an uprising where tradition is being burnt to the ground, Little Sparrow is forced to make a choice that will change the future of the village forever.

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Proudly Asian Theatre debuts its first original production, blending shadow play, masks and interactive performance to create a world like you've never seen before. 

Winner of Best Director (James Roque), Best Actress (Amanda Grace Leo), the Wallace Arts Trust Emerging Artist Award and Best Independent Theatre Company Award at Short+Sweet Festival 2014.

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2016, Herald Theatre.

Starring Amanda Grace Leo, Alice Canton, Ravi Gurunathan, Chye-Ling Huang, Sarah Nessia, Nikita Tu Bryant

With Original score played live by Nikita Tu-Bryant

Direction: James Roque

Written by: Chye-Ling Huang

Lighting: Jane Hakaraia

Set design: Christine Urquhart

Costume: Micheal McCabe

Props: Catherine Ellis

Presented by Proudly Asian Theatre alongside

The Oryza Foundation and Auckland Live.

With support from Creative New Zealand,

Foundation North and UNITEC.



"....beautiful, thought-provoking" - New Zealand Herald
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"Admirable blend of classic style and creative flair" -
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Photos: Catherine Ellis