Friday, July 27, 2007

Enemy of the People at KLPAC

Here are the newer versions of the poster for the play that I thought you'd like to get a look at. The inspiration for this "propaganda" look, was from my good friend Rowan in LA. From there Gary at KLPAC designed this very striking poster. It is sort of a propaganda poster in reverse, because normally these posters depict workers striving forward with everyone behind them following suit, whereas in this case the main figure is surrounded by an angry/questioning mob. I like.......

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People"

Well, a lot has happened in my life since my last post, including the Cameronian awards and the film "Waris Jari Hantu" which I was in screened in the cinemas (I shall post some pics soon!) but I have been consumed with my directorial debut Arthur Miller's version of Henrik Ibsen's "An Enemy of the People". We have been rehearsing like mad, at least as the director, I have been in rehearsal at least 6 days a week for the last 2 months and was in pre-production before that. Although it's incredibly hard work, it's also fun in the fullest sense of the word. This is one of my all time favourite plays and it has been such an exciting process. I started auditioning and casting for this in February.... I think! I have a fantastic cast, including Zalfian Fuzi as the lead, Na'a Murad, Christina Orow, Ng U-en, Cheryl Tan, David Lim, Ari Ratos, Razif etc. etc. It's a cast of 18! Very challenging and incredibly exciting. It will be staged at KLPAC from 4th to 12th August 2007, in Pentas 2 as the first in a series of three plays in the Black Box Festival. If you've never read or seen this play before, it's fantastic social satire with exquisite humour. I am taking this classic piece and all it's still current and relevant issues (it was written in 1882!) and giving it an experimental treatment with a twist. Come and let the actors inject you with their energy and let Ibsen accelerate your mind into fifth gear!