ANGKAT: A Definitive, Alternative, Reclaimed Narrative of a Native

 
ANGKAT at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019. Photo by MonoSpectrum Photography.

ANGKAT at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019. Photo by MonoSpectrum Photography.

ANGKAT: A definitive, alternative, reclaimed narrative of a native BY nabilah said & Noor effendy ibrahim

24 TO 26 january 2019, NAFA studio theatre

DURATION: 75 MINS

LANGUAGE: malay with ENGLISH SURTITLEs

CAST: SHAFIQhAH EFANDI, moli mohter, HAFIDZ ABDUL RAHMAN, adib kosnan, izzul irfan

PLAYWRIGhT/PRODUCER: NABILAH SAID

DIRECTOR: noor effendy ibrahim

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER: VIVI AGUSTINA

LIGHTING DESIGNER: EMANORWATTY SALEH

SOUND DESIGNER: BANI HAYKAL

DRAMATURG: ZULFADLI RASHID

SURTITLIST: NUR IFFAH

FRINGE HIGHLIGHT OF THE M1 SINGAPORE FRINGE FESTIVAL

ANGKAT: A Definitive, Alternative, Reclaimed Narrative of a Native subverts norms of genre and dramatic form to tell the intertwining histories of a mother and daughter, and a re-imagining of a young Singapura trying to find her footing amidst the rough seas. The play blends fantasy and fact, history and the imagined future, and the national, personal and magical to explore and empower hidden narratives of the Singapore story.

ANGKAT had a sold-out run at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019.

ANGKAT was developed in residence at Centre 42’s Boiler Room 2015 and Basement Workshop 2018, and Teater Ekamatra in 2016/2017.

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SELECTED PRESS

“This slick and funny production by playwright-producer Nabilah Said and director Noor Effendy Ibrahim makes a deep point by staying sharply superficial.”

Akshita Nanda, The Straits Times

“Angkat parallels familial and racial displacement alongside national and geographical displacement… For a play about ‘Malay-ness’, not being to understand the Malay language itself heightened Angkat’s experience for me”

Cheryl Tan, popspoken

“ANGKAT is drenched in local relevance, and with a cheeky grin, it morphs into a mythical rendition of something else…”

Patricia Tobin, Have Some Patty

"its comedy is fast, unique, and incredibly effective. There is a distinct sense of play exuding throughout the production that is infectious.”

Myle Yan Tay, Centre 42

“a significant piece of work that reflects the many layers of society”

MOHD FARED JAINAL, Artistic director, TEATER EKAMATRA