10 Oct 2017, 9am
10 Oct 2017, 10am
Having just lost her 92-year-old mother, a woman finds herself alone and acutely aware of her own mortality.
After years of feeling pressured to be a successful woman—one striving to keep up in a male-dominated world, whilst maintaining her beauty as defined in a patriarchal world, a different instinct now kicks in. It is the desire to walk with God, to survive in a highly urbanised world and yet hold onto our ancient groundings.
Taking its title from the Arabic word for ''life'', Hayat incorporates ritual, texts and movement, and is an intimate and honest invitation to reflect on and celebrate the processes of ageing, living and dying. Performed by the mother-daughter duo, Ajuntha Anwari and Sharda Harrison, Hayat is a moving painting of a woman's past, present and future.
''Some shows make you laugh. Others make you think. But this one does all that and more. You will leave feeling as though you are carrying something sacred and special inside your soul, something that Harrison has conjured and gifted especially just for you.''
- Scott Patrick Mitchell, outinperth, on Temuan [the meeting] by Pink Gajah Theatre
Due to the nature of this work, only 30 audience-participants will be admitted per show.
Presented with support from Centre 42.
Pink Gajah Theatre explores topics that tend to be ''The Elephant in the Room''—topics that are socially and environmentally conscious but are not discussed enough.
Approximately 40 minutes
Rating / Age Limit
- No admission for infant in arms and child aged below 13 years old
- Child 13 years old and above must purchase ticket for admission
Photography / Video Recording Rules
- No photography, video recording and audio recording is allowed for this event.
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PINK GAJAH THEATRE
Pink Gajah Theatre explores topics that tend to be “The Elephant in the Room”—topics that are socially and environmentally conscious but are not discussed enough. They are a theatre company that has wings dedicated to education, theatre and to platform emerging artists of all ages. Pink Gajah Theatre most recently presented BI(CARA) at the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2016 and Temuan [the meeting] at Perth’s FRINGE WORLD Festival 2017.
PLAYWRIGHT & PERFORMER – SHARDA HARRISON
Sharda Harrison is an actor based in Singapore. She was trained at LASALLE College of the Arts. Her most recent works are Ghost Writer by The Necessary Stage, Hotel by W!LD RICE and her own works, BI(CARA) and Temuan [the meeting].
PLAYWRIGHT & PERFORMER – AJUNTHA ANWARI
Ajuntha Anwari is a horticulturalist, Jamu expert, wellness coach, Reiki healer, aromatherapist and weight loss coach. She recently started acting and collaborated with Sharda Harrison to create I AM, a piece open to the public in her living room, for the 2015 edition of Singapore International Festival of the Arts’ Open Homes programme. Ajuntha has attended Haresh Sharma’s playwriting course for seniors and The Necessary Stage’s Theatre for Seniors programme.
DRAMATURG – ANDREW SUTHERLAND
Andrew works as a playwright, actor, director and producer between Perth and Singapore. Original works have included Chrysanthemum Gate (M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2017, Perth’s Fringe World 2016), Ragnarok (The Cutting Room Floor 2016, Skinned Knee Productions 2015) and Ribcage (The Arts House 2015). He served as producer for Temuan [the meeting].
PHYSICAL DRAMATURG – NORISHAM OSMAN
Norisham Osman is the Founder and Artistic Director of The Kaizen M.D.. As a multidisciplinary artist, his strong foundation in tradition and aesthetics that gravitate towards the experimental makes for a crucial game-changer not only in the Malay dance circle but the performing arts industry as a whole. He received the Goh Chok Tong Youth Promise Award (Merit) in 2015 and was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at the M1-The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards 2016 for his role in Ma'ma Yong (About Nothing Much To Do).
MEDIA DESIGNER – SEAN HARRISON
Sean Harrison is a documentary film maker and media artist resident at Pink Gajah Theatre. With Pink Gajah Theatre, he has directed Smoker’s Soliloquy and created media for Man Made God, Why do we do what we do?, BI(CARA), and Temuan [the meeting]. He has created his own solo media show The Machine as a laboratory work with The Necessary Stage’s The Orange Playground. Currently he is working full time with Freestate Productions as a producer and documentary film assistant.
SOUND DESIGNER – LIM MEI YIN
Lim Mei Yin graduated from the Sound and Engineering Institute (SAE Singapore). She works closely with Pink Gajah Theatre and is their resident sound artist. She has worked on Pink Gajah Theatre’s Man Made God, Why do we do what we do?, BI(CARA) and Temuan [the meeting] as well as Pink Gajah’s workshopped showing of Thinking about Death. Mei Yin runs her own audio and editing film company and specialises in wedding film and photography.