Duration: 28 minutes
Academic and theatre practitioner Dr Charlene Rajendran is lured into the studio to explain her process as a dramaturg. Also, to teach us how to actually pronounce “dramaturg”. Plus we talk about our reaction to Akulah Bimbo Sakti’s The Malay Man and His Chinese Father, created and directed by Noor Effendy Ibrahim, featuring Michael Tan and Yazid Jalil. The ArtsEquator Podcast is co-hosted by Kathy Rowland and Matt Lyon and produced by Matt Lyon. Opening music composed by Caspar Productions.
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The Malay Man and His Chinese Father, created and directed by Noor Effendy Ibrahim, presented by Akulah Bimbo Sakti, was staged at the Goodman Arts Centre from 29 Sep – 2 Oct 2016. The original production premiered at The Necessary Stage’s M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2015.
Selected reviews of the 2016 production of The Malay Man and His Chinese Father.
“Father-son Duo Bring Out Raw Tender Emotions“ by Nabilah Said (Straits Times)
“The Malay Man and His Chinese Father” by Singaporedaily (Singaporedaily.net)
Selected reviews of the 2015 production of The Malay Man and His Chinese Father.
“Deviant Art” by Adeline Chia (Flying Inkpot)
“Singapore Fringe Fest 2015: Parental Guidance is Advised (Malay-Chinese Content)” by Mayo Martin (Today)
“The Malay Man and His Chinese Father” by Gavin Khoo (Coconuts Singapore)
“The Malay Man and His Chinese Father” by Beverly Yuen (Centre42)
About the author(s)
Kathy Rowland is the Managing Editor of ArtsEquator.com, a registered charity that she co-founded with Jenny Daneels in 2016. The site is dedicated to supporting and promoting arts criticism with a regional perspective in Southeast Asia. Kathy has worked in the arts for over 25 years, working in the areas of critical writing and arts advocacy, with a special interest in media platforms for the arts. She is the Project Lead for ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asian Arts and Culture Censorship Documentation Project, launched in 2021. She has written extensively on censorship of arts and culture in Malaysia. She was a member of the International Programme Advisory Committee of the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, 2019.