/BFM Interviews (Malaysia)

BFM Interviews (Malaysia)

A Language of Their Own, Play

Richard Chua and Alfred Loh
22 March 2017

A Singapore-play that explores how people in relationships with each other develop a language of their own. A kind of code. A shorthand for subconscious language; a language where words are not necessarily articulated. We read their minds, we understand their body gestures and we watch their tone of voice. The producer and actor tell how this latest reincarnation, the third time in KL, is different.

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A Nuanced Hidden Life
Richard Chua and Dominic Luk
17 Feb 2016

Dominic Luk who recently starred in Angels in America, Parts 1 & 2 will be performing in a one-man show titled The Weight of Silk on Skin written by Singapore-based Malaysian playwright, Huzir Sulaiman. This is a play about the landscape of the mind. The director and the actor described the journey to create a visual experience (through the performance) of the internal life of an outwardly successful man.

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OH WHAT A YEAR OF PERFORMANCES: LOOKING BACK AT 2015
Richard Chua, Theatrex Asia | Grey Yeoh, British Council
31 December 2015

The reviewers look over their shoulders to evaluate the year of performances, sharing their delights and disappointments; and then anticipate the year to come.

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THE MAY 2015 THEATRE REVIEW
Richard Chua, Theatreax Asia | Dominic Luk, Monday Show Entertainment | Sharaad Kuttan, BFM Media
21 May 2015

Looking at musicals and paying attention to ‘Cabaret’; looking at plays by Shakespeare and at KL Shakespeare Players’ ‘Shakespeare Demystified: Othello’. The common element between the two: fear of the Other.

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REVIEW – WAYANG: MALAYSIAN STORIES
Richard Chua, Theatreax Asia | Lim Kien Lee, Founder, KL Shakespeare Players | Sabera Shaik, Producer and director of ‘Wayang: Malaysian Stories’
8 January 2015

A handful of us from BFM went to the opening night of “Wayang: Malaysian Stories.” Here is a review of the show. The producer of the ‘shadow- show’ (for a lack of a better term) is Sabera Shaik of Masakini Theatre Company who was on the Bigger Picture last Friday to talk about the production.

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Faridah Merican, Director, Executive Producer of ‘Life Sdn Bhd: Hantu’ | Richard Chua, Theatreax Asia | Tung Jit Yang, Drama Student at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts
2 January 2015

Producer Soon Heng saw the performance on the opening night with Richard and Jit, after which they sat down to talk about the performance with Faridah Merican, the executive producer and director.

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LOOKING BACK AT THE STAGE IN 2014
Zalfian Fuzi, Artistic Director and MD, Theatre Associates | Richard Chua, Asia Theatreax
29 December 2014

Two theatre figures from the industry take a look back at the theatre scene in 2014.

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THE AUGUST 2014 THEATRE REVIEW
Richard Chua, Editor, Theatrex Asia | Joseph Gonzales, Artistic Director, ASWARA Dance Company | Michael Masterson, Performer, director and choreographer
5 September 2014

The productions under review this month are A Streetcar Named Desire and Angels in America: Millennium Approaches.

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THE JULY 2014 THEATRE REVIEW
Zalfian Fuzi, Artistic Director, Theatre Management Associates | Richard Chua, Editor, Theatrex Asia | Sharaad Kutan, Radio Producer
21 August 2014

Reviewing three Chinese-language productions–Just Kidding, Catan Kulit and Hidup Ini Senget–during the fasting month and positing explanations for their approach to performance; and their negotiating of the performance space, relationship to the audience in the national context.

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