A DEFINITIVE, ALTERNATIVE, RECLAIMED NARRATIVE OF A NATIVE
ANGKAT: A Definitive, Alternative, Reclaimed Narrative of a Native subverts norms of genres and dramatic forms to tell the intertwining histories of a mother and daughter, and a re-imagining of a pre-independent Singapore trying to find her footing amidst the rough seas.
Salma, an aspiring singer, is an adopted child who struggles with her multiple identities. When she makes a career move that ignites national sentiments, she is forced to decide where her loyalties truly lie.
Mak, a former islander, tries to process the loss of her home from the mainland, with a little help from some friends.
ANGKAT blends fantasy and fact, history and the imagined future, and the national, the personal and the magical to reveal and empower hidden narratives of the Singapore story.
ANGKAT: A Definitive, Alternative, Reclaimed Narrative of a Native was incubated by Centre 42’s Boiler Room Cycle 2015.
ANGKAT: A Definitive, Alternative, Reclaimed Narrative of a Native is ready for international tour/travel.
M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2019
Playwright & Producer: Nabilah Said
Director: NoorEffendy Ibrahim
Performers: Adib Kosnan, Hafidz Abdul Rahman, Izzul Irfan, Moli Mohter, Shafiqhah Efandi
Dramaturg: Zulfadli Rashid
Lighting Designer: Emanorwatty Saleh
Sound Designer: Bani Haykal