Friday Night Features

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Carbon Copy

A filmed short theatre play 

A chance encounter between an environmental activist and a newly-identified queer socialist turns into a carbon legacy of the most destructive kind: a baby. 

Playwright: Nabilah Said

Director: Jasmine Teo

Cast (in alphabetical order): 

Alex: Raphael von Blumenthal

Liana: Iniki Mariano

X: Jennifer Lim

Nabilah Said is a Singapore-based playwright, editor, theatre critic and poet. Her plays have been presented in Singapore and London, including dark comedy Inside Voices, which won the Origins Award for Outstanding New Work at London’s VAULT Festival in 2019. In Singapore, her play ANGKAT: A Definitive, Alternative, Reclaimed Narrative of a Native was awarded the Best Original Script at the 2020 Life Theatre Award. Nabilah is the editor of Southeast Asian arts website, ArtsEquator.
Jasmine Teo is a director who has worked in London and Singapore. Productions she has directed include: The Bevin Boys (Pentameters Theatre; London Pub Theatres Standing Ovation Nominee), The Art of Charlie Chan Hock Chye (Pentameters Theatre), The Last Five Years (Henderson Project), The Teenage Textbook Musical (Drama Centre Studio).
Her latest commission is a new production for 45-North called My Accent, about Singlish, code-switching, class divisions and race. Jasmine is The CentrE17’s first associate artist for 2020.
Iniki Mariano
Jennifer Lim
Raphael von Blumenthal

Natalie Loh – Comedy

Natalie Loh is a Singaporean standup comedian based in London, living out her life as a mockumentary in her head. She was a 2018 finalist in the prestigious So You Think You’re Funny competition held in Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Natalie Loh is one Singapore and the UK’s top emerging comedy stars and she has recorded an exclusive 10 minute set especially for our Singapore National day celebrations of Watch the show HERE

RUMAH’S Solidarity Project

During the pandemic, RUMAH initiated a digital project called Rumah’s Solidarity Project, to introduce Singapore Malay theatre works to a new and wider audience. 

The project will showcase prominent Singapore Malay playwrights and actors such as Nadiputra, Alfian Sa’at, Zizi Azah, Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit, Sani Hussin and many more. 

The project showcases a collection of excerpts from past Singapore Malay plays. They have been chosen and contributed by the playwrights. And the performers were given the freedom to craft a performance to suit the digital platform.