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Date : Sunday, 25 July 2010

Time : 20:30 - 23:30

Venue : Instant CAFE's HOUSE of ART and IDEAS [CHAI]
                    6, Jalan 6/3, Off Jalan Templer, Petaling Jaya

Admission by minimum donation of RM20




Lifted from the FB Event page:

ICT's FIRSTWoRKS presents
FIRSTWoRKS Exchange 2010 Vol 2

DRAMATISED READINGS

1) sex.violence.blood.gore by Alfian Sa'at (Singapore)
A Special Multilingual Edition @ CHAI featuring Malaysian Actors
Directed by Jo Kukathas & Zalfian Fuzi

24 July | 830pm
**Entrance by minimum donation RM20**

(Singapore 1999; Stockholm 2006)

Six episodes, exploring the themes in the title. A repressed Geography teacher visits her sister and reveals her nymphomaniac tendencies. Two ladies in colonial Singapore yearn for lesbian relationships with their Cantonese maidservants. Japanese soldiers visit their favourite man-whore for one last time after Japan’s surrender. Three explorers are stranded in the North Pole, their mission to transport glaciers back to a future Singapore where Malaysia has cut off its water supply. Two working class teens meet a pair of transvestites on an MRT train. And then there is the story of Annabel Lee, an apparition who is part Annabel Chong, part Lee Kuan Yew.

ABOUT ALFIAN SAAT
Alfian Sa’at is a Resident Playwright with W!LD RICE, one of Singapore’s most recognized theatre companies. He is also as Associate Artist with Teater Ekamatra, a Malay-language theatre company. His published works include two collections of poetry, ‘One Fierce Hour’ and ‘A History of Amnesia’, as well a collection of short stories, ‘Corridor’.

Alfian has been nominated six times for Best Script at the Life! Theatre Awards, eventually winning in 2005 for his play, ‘Landmarks’, and later in 2010 for his play, ‘Nadirah’. He has also been nominated for the Kiriyama Asia-Pacific Book Prize and the Singapore Literature Prize for ‘A History of Amnesia’. In 2001, Alfian won the Golden Point Award for Poetry as well as the National Arts Council Young Artist Award for Literature. His plays have been translated into German and Swedish and have been performed in Singapore, Kuala Lumpur, Zurich, Hamburg, Berlin and Stockholm.

For more information on ICT and our FIRSTWoRKS Playwriting Programme please visit our website at www.instantcafetheatre.com or email firstworks@instantcafetheatre.com.
 


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