Binh Duy Ta
Binh Duy Ta was trained in mime and acting in Vietnam. Binh came to Australia in 1988 to attend the International Festival for Young Playwrights in Sydney. Binh has performed and worked for a number of theatre companies and groups in Australia. Binh toured to Indonesia with Entr’acte Theatre, Jigsaw Theatre, and for study & cultural exchange with W.S. Rendra and Bengkel theatre company. In 1994, Binh wrote and performed the critically acclaimed The Return for the Sydney Asian Theatre Festival at Belvoir St. Theatre. In 1995, Binh founded Citymoon Theatre with the late Bruce Keller. Binh then worked as a director, co-director, writer and performer for many of Citymoon’s productions. Binh’s play The Monkey Mother was included in the book Three Plays by Asian Australians which was published by Playlab Press. Binh’s other play Conversations with Charlie was included in the book Diaspora: Negotiating Asian-Australia, which was published by The University of Queensland. Binh wrote & performed The Boy and the Bamboo Flute for PATCH Theatre (Adelaide), which had performed for various International Children Theatre Festivals in Australia, New Zealand, America, Canada, Singapore, South Korea and Japan. Binh completed a Master of Creative Arts in Theatre at Wollongong University. In 2005, Binh was awarded a Western Sydney Artists Fellowship by NSW Ministry for the Arts for writing and developing his solo show Yellow is Not Yellow. This show was also awarded by the Australian Council for further development in 2007 and in 2009 and was presented at Sydney Parramatta Riverside Theatres in 2010.
The Monkey Mother
by Binh Duy Ta
A lyrical drama celebrating the potential in an inter-cultural marriage between two young people