Tuesday, August 11, 2009

“Short+Sweet: Theater – Week 2” at KLPac

KLPac Presents

A Festival of Words

Week 1 of Short+Sweet: Theater is done and now it is now time for Week 2 pieces to come on stage for your enjoyment and consideration.

With the challenge of creating “a more creative world ten minutes at a time”, the call went out for writers to submit their 10 minute pieces for consideration. A number of them did rise to the occasion and as a result, 30 pieces were selected for this year’s edition of the theater festival. Directors and actors were later interviewed and auditioned for the 21 pieces will be performed in the last 2 weeks of the Short+Sweet festival beginning on the 5th August and running up to the 15th August. The remaining 9 pieces will be stage read in a special session on Sunday, 9th August 2009

All theater performances featured in the Short+Sweet 2009 edition will also be in competition for several categories that will be judged by both a professional panel of judges as well as members of the audience based on the feedback forms filled up at the end of each performance. Shortlisted theater performances will be performed again during the Short+Sweet: Theater Gala Night on the 16nd August 2009 where the winners of the individual category will also be announced.

Come and join in the celebration of homegrown creativity and talents by attending the performances and leaving your feedback at the end of the show.
Please note that the theater performance may contain mature themes, subject matter and/or content that may not be suitable for minors (PG-13).
Please also be advised that lit cigarette may be used as props in some of the performances.

Week 2 (12 - 15 Aug 2009)

“Waiting for Godot Too”

Writer: Fasyali Fadzly bin Saipul Bahri
Director: Fasyali Fadzly bin Saipul Bahri
Cast: Muhammad Shukri bin Mohd Tahir, Fiona Anne Kab

Synopsis: Friendly or rude, they talk about politics, religion, women etc, but what about art?

“All Hail The King!”

Writer: Nizar Musa
Director: Patricia Low
Cast: Oliver Peters, Dhinesh Pradhan, Melissa Loovigaratnam

Synopsis: A tale of melancholy, contempt, and a dash of humour spiced with an iron fist, in a not-so-far away land of Seksyen 14!

“Poo By Any Other Name Smells As Bad”

Writer: Indra Irwan Mohd Sari
Director: Tuna Lim
Cast: Season Chee, Gordon Tan

Synopsis: A play discussing the ideologies and principles that have become the buzzwords commonly read in Malaysian blogs.


Writer: Nandang Abdul Rahman
Director: Kelvin Wong
Cast: Hunter Leow, Rashdan Harith

Synopsis: When proof is demanded in words, could deeds be an adequate substitute instead?

“Fuckin' Food”

Writer: Kevin Larken
Director: Christopher Ling
Cast: Jon Chew, Gowri Paary

Synopsis: What do you want to eat?


Writer: Jillian Toyad
Director: Min Li
Cast: Ani Juliana binti Ibrahim, Joanna Soh, Alfred Loh, Adeline Ong

Synopsis: Angie shares her reasons for wearing make-up every time she goes out; to conceal.


Writer: Geraldine Phillips
Director: Geraldine Phillips
Cast: Banun Atina, William Yap, Aaron Nair, Eddy Aizad

Synopsis: Can you live your life in stagnancy?


Writer: Davina Goh
Director: Az'farr Baginda
Cast: Amir Izwan, Nicola Moss, Sharanya Radhakrishnan, Valerie Low

Synopsis: A capricious college student discovers that love can transcend as easily as it can be forgotten.

“For the Love of ... Beans”

Writer: Jude James
Director: Kevin Larken
Cast: Alfred Loh, Jean Chan, Nicola Moss, Davina Goh, Christian Neal Capes, Raphael Couzet, Claudia Low

Synopsis: In the old West every man runs from the sins of their past, but for Old Bill his sins had finally found him.


Writer: Martyn James Fellender
Director: Kimmy Kiew
Cast: Ahmad Azeem B Anuarudin, Syamsul Azhar, Lau Wai Keat, Norman Teh

Synopsis: Snapshots of episodes in the lives of children in a special school seen through the eyes of Matthew, a teacher at the school.

“The Junction”

Writer: Lakshman Balakrishnan
Director: Kamaruzzaman
Cast: Glamorique Arshad, Mervyn Raj Manikam

Synopsis: Life is a junction. Where do I go now?

Date & Time:
Week 1: 5 – 8 Aug @ 8.30pm
Week 2: 12 – 15 Aug 2009 @ 8.30pm

Stage readings: 9 Aug@8:30pm

Theater Gala Night: 16 August @ 8.30pm


Week 1 & 2
RM30 / RM15 (students, sr. citizens & the disabled)

Stage Readings
Free Admission

Gala Night
RM40 / RM25 (students, sr. citizens & the disabled)

Enjoy a 10% discount when you purchase a ticket for Week 1, Week 2 and the Gala Final! (In a single receipt)

Box Office:
(KLPac) 4047 9000

Venue Website: http://www.klpac.com/

Facebook Event link: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=114381279264


Anonymous said...

who's kevin larken?

Nickxandar said...

One of the writers in the S+S festival this year.