Nabilah Said & Noor Effendy Ibrahim (SINGAPORE)
Advisory: Some Mature Content
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.
Salma, an aspiring singer, is an adopted child whose struggle with identity is played out on a national stage.
Mak, a former islander, tries to process the loss of her home from the mainland, with a little help from some friends.
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: A Definitive, Alternative, Reclaimed Narrative of a Native was incubated by Centre 42’s Boiler Room Cycle 2015 and developed in residence at Teater Ekamatra in 2016/2017 and Centre 42 in 2018.
Credits: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
24–26 January 2019, 8pm
26 January 2019, 3pm
75 mins with no intermission
NAFA Studio Theatre
Performed in Malay with English surtitles