Lots of fun drama activities this weekend at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre!
It’s the final weekend of the Short & Sweet Theatre Festival, and one of my new plays entitled “A Writer’s Satire” is being performed by a group of Malaysian actors. Here’s the one sentence synopsis:
A writer is summoned to appear in front of the Industry Review Board – a new government agency which was established to help creative artists become more politically correct.
It’s a (hopefully) funny and engaging look at where (perhaps) our society is heading. Director Henry Tan (whom I’ve never met) I’m sure will be adding his flair and touches to the piece, so I’m excited to see it. I’m flying down to KL on Friday so I can watch the final two nights of the festival. Then late Friday night, the best productions of the two weeks of the theatre festival will be announced and will perform one more time on Sunday night as part of the Gala Finals where the awards will be given out. I have no idea if our show will make it or not, but here’s hoping!
However, make it or not, I DO have a show in the Gala Finals. My piece “Words to Say at the End of the World,” which swept 5 major awards at the Penang Short & Sweet Festival in August will be performed by my award-winning students, Ysabel Loh & Lexi Zimbulis. They were invited to bring the piece to KL as a showcase piece for the Gala Finals. Quite the honor! We are very excited to bring this meaningful piece to the packed house in KL.
So I’ll be on scene all weekend at the Festival. I’m sure I’ll have photos and comments to share.
Until then, time to pack and get ready. Should be a blast!