Productions, events and workshops


Tide Waits For No Man

When her Ye-Ye falls ill back home, Grace (雅安) fights with the hard truths that flood to the surface. Told through paintings, shadow and puppetry, a battle with cultural patriarchy unfolds in an original piece by Nikita 雅涵 Tu-Bryant.

BATS 2018, Auckland Fringe 2019

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Can you root your way to your roots? Sex, race and love collide in modern day Auckland as bi-racial woman Mei unravels identity politics in the dating world. By Chye-Ling Huang.

Q Theatre, 2018, winner: Hackman cup for most Original production, shortlisted for the Adam Play Award



A bilingual journey down the rabbithole of ancestry, Oliver Chong's Roots was restaged with a female lead for its New Zealand debut.

Q Theatre, 2018, winner: Best Set Design, Auckland Fringe.

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Call of the Sparrows

A mountaintop village hidden by clouds. A mother in law with a mysterious secret. And a cheeky ghost that won't let the past die...

PAT's full length play performed at The Herald in Auckland 2016.


10 characters, 2 actors and a Kiwi-Chinese family on the brink of a Chinese New Year meltdown. Renee Liang's play was performed at the Musgrove Studio in Auckland 2014.




A New Zealand first of David Henry Hwang's OBE award winning play merging Chinese warrior myths with the stories of Chinese Americans from different stages of assimilation.

Basement Theatre, 2013.  

Asian Men Talk About Sex

A 3 minute documentary made with the Loading Docs initiative explores sex, race, love and everything in between.

Tide Waits For No Man workshop

Nikita Tu-Bryant's new play was workshopped with Chye-Ling Huang and Benjamin Teh over a week, kindly supported by Unitec. Using puppetry, live Chinese calligraphy and shadow play, Nikita tells the story of a woman at odds with her patriarchal Grandfather who passes away.

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The Han Chronicles

A comic true story of 18 year old Han arriving in Christchurch in the 70's, getting into trouble and finding love.