23 June 2022
Tessa Leong is also excited to see stories about being Asian Australian – as well as stories told by Asian Australians – in theatres across the country.
“I never thought this would happen within my career, to be perfectly honest,” she says.
“I have been very used to being the only Asian person in the room everywhere I go.”
Tessa Leong too is one of many working towards structural change in Australian theatre.
She was involved in developing advocacy body Theatre Network Australia’s Equity Action Plan – an effort to embed inclusion and diversity in all areas of the industry, including in programming and leadership roles. She is also working on Griffin’s Equity Action Plan.
For her, the aim of structural change is to embed inclusiveness in organisations, and in artists’ practices.