The other positive thing about this, of course, is my foray -- nay, return -- to producing and being more actively involved in creative work after a rather tumultuous past couple of years since FTL (10-minute musicals notwithstanding). I sometimes wonder if my journey to Singapore was to make me appreciate Malaysia so much more. Okay, so our theatre scene isn't as advanced as Singapore's, but isn't that what's exciting about it? That there's still room to make things better, to make a difference? In Singapore, the scene is impressive, but that makes it harder to get into and be a part of. And someone I met over the weekend commented that Singapore's arts scene is, much like its people and enterprises, 'fitting a mould', conforming to the image of what is expected of Singapore practitioners. I'm not sure if this is necessarily true, but hey, an opinion is an opinion. Regardless, I think I needed to be here to regain some perspective that the promise and potential in KL exists. And I feel like I'm all the more ready to go back there and be a part of it once again.
I leave you with some photos of producer Dom and director Sabrina during the weekend. Till next time!
|Dom and Sabrina in mid-private conversation.|
|And then they saw me eavesdropping.|
|In one of the rooms, we noticed Dom's shirt matched the walls...|
|...And Sabrina's top matched the sofa...|
|...And my jeans matched the floor.|