Arena Pentas 2017 Playlet number 2
TITLE : CERITA CALAR DIA
Written and Directed by: Siti Khalisah Khair
Performed by: Siti Khalisah Khair, Nuri Haqirah Hazmi, Siti Hajar Zahid
Nonsuicidal self-injury, often simply called self-injury, is the act of deliberately harming the surface of your own body, such as cutting or burning yourself. It's typically not meant as a suicide attempt. Rather, this type of self-injury is an unhealthy way to cope with emotional pain, intense anger and frustration.
Naurah and sudden self mutilation leaving her close friends puzzled. They try to talk sense into her but to no avail. Is this something very common with the current youths?
Maybe self-injury is a metaphor in this abstract playlet, but emotional pain, intense anger and frustration is definitely real. Different people cope differently with it. Once a youth myself, I bottled up many feelings as I couldn't express them to my parents. Or rather, I didn't want to. We are naturally more comfortable with our friends. But not all friends are willing to hear or talk to you. There are also friends who you rather not talk to about your deepest feelings and frustrations. I personally bottle them up and chose not to talk to anyone, but as mentioned, different people handle things differently.
As for Naurah, she chooses self-harm. What can her friends do about it? If she is really a close friend to them, can they talk sense into her? If they are really her close friends, will she listen to them?
Teenage turmoils are very hard to understand. We all have been there. What would you do if you were them? Or her?
Well.... you can catch them. Not literally. Catch this playlet by aspiring poet and writer, Siti Khalisah Khair supported by Nuri Haqirah Hazmi and Siti Hajar Zahid who in my experience as a practitioner and trainer, possess promising acting skills.
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