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THE MAIDS | MALAYSIA
The Maids| MALAYSIA | ENGLISH/MALAY/CANTONESE | 60 Min |
DIRECTOR : Soo Ming
They are housemaids (kakak) who live under oppressed by their master and mistress. To overcome their oppression, they love to play this ‘ceremony’ of role-playing – they take turns to play the role of mistress – when the mistress is not at home.
When the ceremony is being played for many times, they started to get obsessed, and confused about who they really are – They didn’t realize that this ceremony gradually change them, give them power…… to cause the arrest of their master, and their murder plan……
Soo Ming is an actor, director, playwright and theatre educator based in Sabah. After graduating from ITI, he collaborated with acclaimed Taiwanese director, Stan Lai in his play, The Village (2008), which toured around the world for more than 250 shows. In 2012, Soo Ming founded PITaPAT Theatre in Kota Kinabalu, as a base to develop theatre arts in Sabah and discover methods of theatre creation with combining traditional theatre elements and contemporary theatre methods.
Soo Ming’s, “An Enemy Of The People. At the Moment” and “ Kakak” has performed in Taipei’s Tua-Tiu-Tian International Festival of Arts (TTTIFA) in 2016 and 2017. The two plays has won four awards in KL’s 14th ADA Drama Awards including Best Director and Best Actress and three awards in 15th ADA Drama Awards including Best Actor and Best Actress.
About the Group:
PITAPAT THEATRE was formed in 2012 in Kota Kinabalu , Sabah. Our aim is to undertake relevant, accessible and contemporary theatrical projects which explore the multicultural Malaysian community to increase consciousness of the social issues. Our main objective is to increase the participation of people from our multiethnic Malaysia in all aspects of professional theatrical training and intensive drama workshops.
Our works of theatre creations are mainly multilingual, which responds to the unique plural culture not only in Malaysia, but also the globalization of other parts of the world. Since 2013, we have been creating works adapted from classic plays such as works by Ibsen, Dario Fo, Jean Genet etc into modern context in terms to reconnect the classic and modern, the traditional and contemporary, the Western and the Eastern, and also to question what is our identity as a post- colonized state.
Mr Ginger Phoong Jin (Sabah State Assemblyman)
Mr Tan Lee Fatt (Sabah State Assemblyman)
Ms Poh Mee Kian
Ms Goh Tsui Mei
CAST & CREDIT :
|Performers||Hau Guei Sze
Seng Soo Ming
|Set Designer & Director:||Seng Soo Ming|
|Sound Designer:||Phoebe Tsen|
|Stage Manager:||Jaslyn Niow|
|Lighting Designer:||Nicxon Tan|
|Costume Designer :||Seng Soo Ming
Yong Bee Fong