In partnership with SAARI Collective, join an intimate evening of conversation with a diverse group of artists who will share the impact of identity in storytelling as a writer, actor and director.

Drawing on their experiences in the industry, panellists will discuss how community and culture has impacted the development of their careers and their theatre-making practice, and how they imagine the future of the industry. Audience members will be invited to engage in conversation with each other and the artists in small groups during the second hour.

Hosted by performer, director, and dramaturg Sonya Suares, the panel includes Malthouse Resident Artist Ra Chapman, playwright and poet Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa, dancer and artistic director Priya Srinivasan, playwright and improvisor Aran Thangaratnam, and actors from Malthouse Theatre's production of Because The Night Tahlee Fereday, Artemis Ioannides and Khisraw Jones-Shukoor.

Join us as we consider the intersection between identity and storytelling. 


A Malthouse Theatre event in partnership with SAARI Collective. This event is supported through the John T Reid Charitable Trusts.

Sonya Suares Headshot


Sonya Suares

Ra Chapman Headshot


Ra Chapman

Tahlee Fereday Headshot


Tahlee Fereday

Artemis Ioannides Headshot


Artemis Ioannides

Khisraw Jones-Shukoor Headshot


Khisraw Jones-Shukoor

Aran Thangaratnam Headshot


Aran Thangaratnam

Priya Srinivasan Headshot


Priya Srinivasan

Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa Headshot


Sukhjit Kaur Khalsa

Event & ticketing details

Performance Times

Online Panel
6pm – 8pm, Wed 20 Oct


FREE Link provided with registration

Event notes


This conversation is unscripted. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islands audience members are cautioned that the discussion may include the names or references to people who have passed away.