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Tuesday 11 October 2022
5:30pm arrival for a 6pm start
Hetzel Lecture Theatre, Institute Building (Ground floor)
$10.00 per person

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For any questions regarding the event, please reach out to the State Theatre Company South Australia:
Phone: (08) 8415 5333
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Get the story behind the story with our Tangent Talk for Single Asian Female at the State Library of South Australia. Before you see the show, join us for a drink and discussion about the themes of the production with a panel of experts from the arts, academic, and medical realms.

Asian Women at (Arts) Work
A collection of talented Asian women from various artistic fields including theatre, music and visual arts, will come together to discuss the unique challenges and joys of working in the Australian arts scene. Facilitated by Single Asian Female Associate Director Valerie Berry, and drawing on the OzAsia Festival’s ‘Women at Work’ series, the panel will explore the intersection of gender and racial identities and how that has influenced their practice and careers.


Valerie Berry – Host

Valerie Berry is an actor, performance maker, theatre educator and an emerging director. She is the Associate Director for State Theatre Company South Australia’s production of Single Asian Female by Michelle Law. She has worked with Contemporary Asian Australian Performance (CAAP) as performer, writer, remount and co- director for Double Delicious (OzAsia). Valerie is an Associate Artist at ActNow Theatre and co-ordinator for ActNow’s Theatre of the Global Majority program. She has worked with Vitalstatistix (Border Crossers) Adhocracy 2017 and (Game of I-lands, with Australian Performance ExchangeAdhocracy 2020; Cynthia Schwertsik (In My Name and Bureau d’Exchange); and with Paul Gazzola(OSCA) for the SUE Project.


Zhao Liang

Zhao Liang is an accomplished Guzheng (Chinese harp) player as well as an educator, performer and composer, who founded the School of Chinese Music & Arts in Adelaide in 2005. Zhao has performed with Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, Nexus Arts, Musica Viva and Brink Productions. Zhao founded San Ureshi: a unique oriental trio with David Dai (erhu) and Satomi Ohnishi (percussion), performing original compositions breaking boundaries yet embracing tradition, and in 2019 and 2020 responded to exhibitions at the Art Gallery of South Australia. Zhao also performs in the Radial Quartet, an experimental group with Jarrad Payne (drums and electronics), Dylan Marshall (guitar), and Bonnie Aue (double bass). Zhao is the Treasurer at ActNow Theatre, Programs Co-ordinator at Nexus Arts and facilitator of the CAAP Artist Lab SA.

Tickets are just $10 and include a glass of wine, and begin at 6pm.

Tangent is presented by State Theatre Company South Australia in association with the State Library of South Australia.

How do I get to the State Library by public transport?

The 'State Library, Art Gallery, Museum' tram-stop is just outside the State Library. There are bus stops close by near the War Memorial on North Terrace. The closest train station is the Adelaide city station on North Terrace.

You can plan your journey via Adelaide Metro.

Is there car parking near the State Library?

The nearest car park is Wilson's Adelaide Central car park, 225 North Terrace, next to David Jones.

There is paid metered street parking along Kintore Ave and Victoria Drive.

Where is the wheelchair and stroller access?

Access to the Spence Wing first floor and the Mortlock Chamber is via the lift in the glass foyer entrance of the library.

There is on-street disabled parking available in the nearby roads. View more information and maps of Adelaide City Council's Disability parking for permit holders.

How do I check if the Mortlock Chamber is open when I plan to visit?

The Mortlock Chamber may close for private events, check our opening hours for any closure times.

When it is open you can visit the Mortlock Chamber on the ground floor to look at the exhibition bays.  The upper levels of the Mortlock Wing include quiet study areas.

Is there a cafe at the State Library?

Yes, the State Library Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm and Saturdays from 12 to 4pm.

Tangent Talks

Theatre is made to fire debate. Get the story behind the story with State Theatre Company South Australia’s Tangent Talk series, supported by the State Library of South Australia

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