The Statue of Liberty will see you coming and run.
— Aunty L.
Despite Uncle L’s misgivings – and those of his wife – the two embark on their fateful journey together. Neither understands the urges that consume them but along the way they become part of the restless flotsam and jetsam of humanity, part of the restless tide of life on the planet. And Tragedy follows as it inevitably does.
From the powerful imagination of award-winning director, playwright and actor Jo Kukathas, comes an epic, charming, and poignant tale about two Malaysian dreamers, brought to tragic-comic heights by the psychedelic vision of Singaporean director Natalie Hennedige. Raj and the End of Tragedy reminds us that at the end of the failures and successes of today’s headlines are the silent tragedies that make us human.
Pentas 2, the kuala lumpur performing arts centre
Nov 27 – 30 2014
Thu& Fri @ 8.30pm,
Sat & Sun @ 3.00pm / 8.30pm
Evening Shows: RM58 / RM38 (students)
Matinee Shows: RM48 / RM38 (students)
Excelling in the fields of World, Western and Electronic Music Composition, Improvisation and Surround-Sound Designing, Philip is well-known for his zest for experimentation. His collaborations with film, multimedia, dance, theatre and art-installation are showcased internationally in film festivals, art biennales, museums and art galleries. His works have been performed and presented to great accolades in many parts of Europe, USA, and Asia. He is highly-regarded as one of the only few composers who is competent in Concert, Studio and Outdoor Sound Design.
Singapore-based lighting designer / technical manager, Andy designs & manages various professional theatre and dance companies, as well as art installation. He has worked extensively both in and outside of Singapore, with numerous experience touring shows in Europe, Asia and North America. Andy is also an aspiring visualist, and a close collaborator with multi-disciplinary art group “COLLECTIVE mayhem”.
Led by Nizam Supardi, Neon Tights is a design collective that creates 3-dimensional craft works, stage designs and installations. Dealing with visual landscaping and engaging in cross-disciplinary work that delves into the realms of space, body and design, Neon Tights has collaborated extensively with numerous theatre and arts groups in Singapore.
Brian Gothong Tan
Brian Gothong Tan is one of the leading creatives in Singapore and is best known for his cutting-edge and highly engaging works in theatre, film and installation art. He graduated from the highly renowned California Institute of the Arts in 2005 under the prestigious Shell-NAC Scholarship. His works have been featured in numerous productions which have toured successfully in many countries like Italy, USA and the United Kingdom. His eclectic – and strange – use of multimedia in theatre earned him the “Best Use of Multimedia” award in the 2005 Life! Theatre Awards, as well as “Best Multimedia Design” in 2008 and 2012.
Visual & Costume Designer
Winner of Singapore Young Designer’s Award in 1997 and 1998, David received a DesignSingapore scholarship in 2005 to pursue a BA in Graphic Design at the Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design in London. He then spent two years as art editor at The Future Laboratory, Europe’s leading trend forecasting company. He was also the art editor for international trends magazine, Viewpoint. In 2008, David graduated with distinction with the Master of Arts in Graphic Design from the London College of Communications. He is currently a visual communication lecturer at Temasek Polytechnic School of Design.
Cake Theatre marries the mundane with the epic, contemporary with ritual, blows ordinary situations and relationships into absurd proportions and works towards an all encompassing intensity that is experienced rather than understood on a purely rational level. Silence and restraint co-exist with eruptions of explosive spectacle, the result is a theatre that is always relevant and challenging.The Directors Forum
Birds is enhanced by the detailed work of sound designer Philip Tan and lighting designer Suven Chan but most of all by the ensemble cast, especially a towering Jo Kukathas who simply needs to be cast in every Cake Theatre production from this point onwards. Flying Inkpot