So it has ended 2 weeks ago. A very interesting and memorable production I must say. Having been away from outside school production for many years (though I still try to achieve a "quota" of 1 production a year), I think this one is a satisfactory experience. Almost "Puas Hati" but I'm grateful and not complaining.
I've said it before, I was very sceptical about the production when Saiful asked me to stage it. Especially from previous experiences where I hardly get full houses and another terrible production experience. I know where I stand. I wasn't sceptical of his abilities. I was sceptical of mine. And most importantly, I don't want to drag him and the others down with me. So I went on without too high an expectation and just wanting it to be a fun experience for all. I really hope it has been a fun one for all.
So we started with the normal things. Production meetings and stuff. We are very lucky to have the support of Malay Heritage Centre as the venue sponsor for our rehearsals and shows. Thank you very much for that.
We were also lucky to have the funding from National Arts Council.
And after that, we were on our own.
So we had photoshoots.
Our 1st scriptread.
And we had our shows.
4 sold out shows out of 5. I think that's not too bad. Though there were bulks from school bookings but, that's how it roll. I hope Saiful as a producer managed to fulfill his objective and get the results he wants. That's more important for me. As for the cast, I really really hope you have enjoyed yourself. So goes to the crew and musicians. One production a year and it will be a waste if it's not enjoyable. As I told Uzair the SM, go stress yourself out in other productions, come to mine and relax. Get back to basics where productions are supposed to be enjoyable. That is my objective. I really hope it was enjoyable for all.
Thank you to schools under my purview that came to watch, ie. Anderson Secondary School and Tanjong Katong Secondary School. Thank you to good friends in Spectra Secondary School. I'm always a bit sad because BPGHS and ACJC, the schools that I work for very long never get to watch my shows. Even the free shows. I hope to see you all in my future shows. But of course, Pentas Karyawan came in almost full force and that of course made my production extra special.
And so quota done for 2018. I realise I don't have an acting job in 2018. Be it on stage or tv. Time's up maybe? Maybe for 2018. But, I'll be looking forward for April 2019. What's on then? You just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, so what's next? Do you want to be in my next productions? If there are anymore that is. And are there any more producers who want to stage my shows? How about a restage? I have an almost full repertoire. Kurun Yang Hilang? (Historical / Epic) Tahyul? (Ensemble) Mahameru? (Ensemble / Period / Movement) Siapa Curi Tudung Neelofa? (Dialogue / Investigative) Claustrophobia? (Ensemble / Absurd)
Kalau ada rezeki ya.
For now. Thank you everyone. Everyone who made it, who came to watch, who supported.
TVCY Rehearsal photos link
TVCY Show photos link
Press coverage at the bottom of the album
Web logs of art activities on a regular basis (hope).