Caught In Between: A new multi-disciplinary theatre work unpacking an Asian migrant’s quest to exist within two worlds

Published by: Danielle Lim | 22-Jan-2024
Premiering at the 2024 Adelaide Fringe, Caught In Between is the story of emerging Malaysian-Australian artist Danielle Lim’s experience of migrating to Australia with her family in 2014, exploring the possibility of existing within two worlds at once and what it means to find acceptance for ourselves.
Venue: Studio 166 - Goodwood Theatre & Studios
Address: 166 Goodwood Road, Goodwood SA 5034
Date: 22nd - 23rd February, 2nd - 3rd March 2024
Time: 2pm, 7:30pm
Ticket: $25
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As a successful recipient of the Adelaide Fringe Fund grant, Caught In Between marks Lim’s first solo-devised project as an actor and theatre maker, as well as her debut as a Fringe artist. Lim (Coldhands, 2023) is passionate about sharing personal stories as she reconciles what it means to be ‘Asian-Australian’. The story explores perceptions of mental health, race, body image, and domestic violence, defying cultural stereotypes in both Asia and Australia. Combining original soundscapes, video projections and live interactive storytelling, this multi-disciplinary work strives to immerse the audience, who will become active participants, between a series of memories associated with Malaysian and Australian culture, blurring the line between these cultures.

“The South Australian arts scene is calling for more Asian voices! I hope that by sharing my personal story, I not only demonstrate my versatility as an actor and prove that I am more than just a token of diversity, but also inspire more young Asian-Australians to pursue a career in the arts.” - Danielle Lim

Lim is collaborating with a team of local and international Asian artists, including mentor and Adelaide-based performance maker Valerie Berry (Double Delicious, 2020), award-winning filmmaker Alice Yang (My Ba, 2021), as well as Singapore-based audio content house Artwave Studio and award-winning theatre maker Cheryl Ho (White Pearl, 2021).

You are invited to join us as we embark on this journey to tackle the question, “How do we decide where we truly belong?” A theatre experience to interrogate our connections to ourselves and our distinct cultural backgrounds. Besides the Adelaide Fringe Fund, this project has been proudly supported by Carclew, ActNow Theatre, and Goodwood Theatre & Studios.

Tickets on sale now at FringeTix.

About Danielle Lim:

Danielle is an Adelaide-based actor, writer, and theatre maker who grew up in Malaysia and moved to Australia at the age of 13. She graduated with an Honours Degree from Flinders Drama Centre, and was a participant of the CAAP Artist Lab that was held in South Australia during the 2021 and 2022 OzAsia Festivals. Since graduating, Danielle has been involved with ActNow Theatre, performing in their school show, Like Me, Like You. Her professional mainstage credits also include portraying Coldhands in Dora Abraham’s Coldhands (RUMPUS Theatre), and herself in Here & There (ActNow Theatre, 2023 DreamBig Festival).

In 2023, Danielle achieved a year-long Sharehouse Residency at Carclew. She has also received funding from Helpmann Academy, Carclew, and City of Adelaide to develop her own projects. Danielle is passionate about championing Asian-Australian stories on stage as well as screen, hoping to inspire more Asian-Australians to pursue a career in the arts.

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