On the occasion of Singapore’s National Day, The Birds Migrant Theatre presents a dramatized reading of ‘In Between,’ a brand new play written by AK Zilani.
About the play:
‘I was stunned for a moment, unable to think about anything, unable to figure out what I am supposed to do… as if someone had placed a hundred-pound stone on my chest. I closed my eyes and tried to calm myself down. At that moment I saw my son’s face in front of my eyes. I thought about my family, and that I have to be strong and tough. My family needs me. They have no one to look after them except me’
Gopal, a foreign worker from India and his friend Shamim from Bangladesh are among thousands of foreigner workers who live in the infected dormitories. On the other hand, Ho and Melissa, a Singaporean couple, are always having arguments with regard to Lina, who works at their house as a domestic helper, particularly in reference to adjustments required of her during the circuit-breaker period.
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About The Birds Migrant Theatre:
The Birds Migrant Theatre is a group of migrant workers from Indonesia, Bangladesh, and The Philippines. The group’s name refers to migratory birds. They are united by their interest in theatre. In 2018, they presented a staged reading of ‘Shoes’ by Wiwi Tri as part of the Singapore Theatre Festival and performed an original play ‘New Land’ at the Global Migrant Festival. In May 2019, they were invited to perform at the ‘Today at Apple series’, and staged dramatized reading of ‘Yes Ma’am’ by Deni apriyani and ‘Textbook and Sambal’ by Sugiarti Mustiarjo as part of Red Dot August Esplanade on the August 2019. They have been receiving guidance from Haresh Sharma, resident Playwright of The Necessary Stage.
Followed by a panel discussion with the artists involved.
Tickets: $10 SGD for general admission; free for any migrant worker who emails Work Permit/ S-pass or Special Permit to [email protected]
Date and Time: 9th August 2020, 4-5:30pm
Location: Streamed by Zoom