Due to issues beyond our control, we regret to inform that Khao Niew Theatre (Laos) are unable to participate in AYTF 2019.
14 NOV – THURSDAY, 7.00 PM
- klpac’s THEATRE FOR
YOUNG PEOPLE (Malaysia)2.00 PMVENUE: JKKN THETRE
THE RIVER OF LIFE
The River of Live reimagines the Klang River as a romance between man and nature. Devised from research based on events about the Klang River dating back to the 50s, the devised physical piece strings poems, text, and images to tell a story of a River discovered, loved, and broken.
- Buds Youth Theatre (Singapore)4.00 PMVENUE: JKKN THEATRE
DUST TO DUST
Where do our clothes come from?
Who makes them?
Where does the chain start?
When the thread is spun, the cloth is sewn, the fabric dyed/died!?
Pants, jacket, shirt and dress are lying in a landfill, barely used. Their natural fibres have been processed and are no longer non-biodegradable. The popularity of Social media means their styles and forms have fallen out of fashion, faster than they were created.
Dust to Dust examines the world of fast fashion and the implications it has on our society, focusing on the effects on communities whose survival depends on it.
KHAO NIEW THEARE (Laos)6.00 PMTHIS SHOW HAS BEEN CANCELLED
LAND of a MILLION ELEPHANTS
Laos is famously knows as “The Land of a Million Elephants” and for good reason. Up until the last century, they roamed freely in Laos, thriving on the expanse of forest and vegetation. These days elephants face serious threats, the constantly evolving environment and their role in society has left their numbers depleted. In this piece of theatre, Khao Niew turn waste materials into puppets and tell us the stories of their elephants.
- PRACHYANAT (Bangladesh)8.00 PMVENUE: JKKN THEATRE
THE ULTIMATE MASK
The Ultimate Mask: Abdul Hai is a hawker, sells children’s toys like kites etc. Due to the increasing dust in the city he started selling surgical masks. Members of his family assist him making aesthetic masks resembling the face of birds. The good name of Abdul Hai-produced masks has spread all over the world. Then he is given the responsibility of making masks for the world leaders in an international conference on environment. He has designed attractive masks of different beasts. The noteworthy fact is that the mask of a pig is designed and made by him for the most powerful leader of the powerful nation. All the world leaders have delivered their speech wearing those masks, but after the program they become unable to take the masks off. No stone has been left unturned to remove the masks. But all efforts are in vain. Eventually there is an immediate call for Abdul Hai, he is missing! Untraceable!
OF SAN AGUSTIN,
@ USALT (Philippines)11.00 AMVENUE: JKKN THEATRE
Philippines, as an archipelagic country, is rich with diverse culture and has a unique geographical location which makes it prone to calamities and disasters. Amidst the diversity, what makes Filipinos special is the resilience shown in every storm they face, literally and figuratively- which was put into test when the super typhoon Yolanda hit the country last November 8, 2013.
Imagine|a|nation is a dramatic work inspired by the Philippine experience of Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan) in 2013. The stories of the play are based on testimonies, media accounts and historical fiction that reflect on the tragedies and triumphs of the Filipino people:
Voices Before the Storm is an autobiographical narrative of members of the USA Little Theater recounting the hours before Yolanda hit Iloilo City. They perform their own voices as well as those of their family in the midst of uncertainty.
Balay (House) recounts the day Yolanda hit the Philippines. It was November 8, 2013, a Friday, when the world’s strongest typhoon to have been recorded made its first landfall in the Visayas. In the midst of the howling winds, the pouring rain, the flying roofs, and the walls breaking, Christians murmured prayers recounting the passion of Christ as Friday commemorates the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary In the midst of prayer, a family finds hope.
Atop (Roof) is a historical fiction that tells of the story of a nurse, Ana who lives with her parents in Concepcion. She was ready to process her papers to work in Canada when Bagyo Yolanda made its fourth landfall in this northern town in Iloilo. As floods rose due to the storm surge, the family had to make it to the roof. Ana realized that she left her work papers in her room and that her mother has gone back to get it. On the roof with her ailing father, Ana helpless waits her mother’s return while braving the storm.
Poste (Post) is another historical fiction of a Yolanda child survivor, May Hope Castante. Hope is visited by a group of psychologists who conduct art therapy for kids. Through drawings and a variety of local games, she recounts the story of how she and her family braved the storm by holding on to the post of their house. As she relays her story, she slowly starts accepting the reality of what happened to her and her family.
Lubid (Rope) is a parody of the relief efforts after Yolanda set in a tug-of-war format between a relief efforts after Yolanda set in a tug-of-war format between a relief worker and a distribution coordinator and between a recipient and a barangay captain.
- LAN YIM THEATRE (Thailand)2.00 PMVENUE: JKKN THEATRE
They have got stuck in oppressed extensiveness state. They have been living in these space for along times doesn’t even know where we are? “Can you hear us?”….. It’s time to fight and find the way to be better
- GIGI DANCE OF ART (Indonesia)4.00 PMVENUE: JKKN THEATRE
A story about the future world that has changed completely into plastic as a result of human actions. Following the journey of a life of a plastic straw until it became an animal robot named Petrapet. Showing the audience to what caused the worlds destruction and entire animal extinction. Through the hope of a 10 year old girl, Traya, The story hopes to create awareness, show a solution and provoke actions to stop using plastic to save the lives of our future generations. Its time to stop this toxic legacy.
- INWA SCHOOL
OF PERFORMING ARTS (Myanmar)6.00 PMVENUE: JKKN THEATRE
SAVE AYAWADY DOLPHINS
New age fishermen are starting to use car batteries to electrocute fishes for ease and quantity. Fishermen who use the traditional method of fishing with the Ayawady dolphins are concerned as the dolphins may be electrocuted too, affecting the ecosystem. The dolphins are aware of their importance to the humans as the guide the fish into the nets of the fishermen and to save them if they face peril. The new age fishermen are told to stop electrocuting fishes but would not listen, prioritising convenience over biodiversity. This changes when the new age fishermen face trouble and an unexpected hero saves them.
- YOUTH ADVOCATES
THROUGH THEATER ARTS @ YATTA(Philippines)8.00 PMVENUE: JKKN THEATRE
SAVING THE BLUE
Alrey is an 11-year old son of a fisherman who grew up fascinated by the sea. He loves the sea and the colorful life underneath. He found a patch of blue corals underwater and began to get attached to them like his playground. Trouble begins when a bright ominous light appeared near the shore and began to extricate Alrey’s blue corals, until only one was left. With his friend Ranil and sister Leah, they investigate on the problem of the stolen corals. Their plan is complicated by two other kids, Florame and her sidekick Pauline, who accuses Alrey of stirring the waters and disrupting the life of their favorite fish they named Gooldie. The fight was shortlived as they all realized there was a bigger threat looming. Alrey and the four other children create a plan to Save the last Blue. Their plot to defend the last coral would have a long-lasting impact on their lives.
- SEEDS THEATRE (Brunei)11.00 AMVENUE: JKKN THEATRE
In a mystical plain, personified creatures of nature; Mother Nature AMIY and her children, also known as the Elementals; OODARA, ANAH and AYENG lived in harmony. The Urangs, the human tribe was at the very beginning of time, wanting to build civilisation more. After a deal with Mother Nature was made, Urangs went rampant exploiting land, air and water all for their selfish needs.
- WORK IN PROGRESS @ WIP (Malaysia)1.00 PMVENUE: JKKN THEATRE
Mana Rumah? is a theatrical performance that includes the collaboration of Sabah’s local street dancers, theatre actors, traditional musicians and poets. This piece questions our reality of discrimination due to the issue of undocumentation of some of the people within its own boundaries based on arbitrary or accidental reasons. The work explores the issues of citizenship, racism, cultural identities which cannot be collapsible into the reformation of the land below the wind into a part of what is now come to be known as Malaysia. The performance will showcase Sabah’s indigenous people and their once primitive living as part of the environment has been affected, from the waters that holds standing villages to the soil that holds our land, to our relationship with one another. Allow this piece to leave you questioning our living side by side with the environment as we used to and as we will be.
- KHMER ART ACTION (Cambodia)3.00 PMVENUE: JKKN THEATRE
TIIN TIIN… GOOD BYE FOREST & HELLO NEW WORLD
A tree, Tiin Tiin details their 30 years of life and how they take on an adventure after being cut down. Starry-eyed, Tiin Tiin leaves the forest to fulfill their destiny and travel the world. But alas, the 30 year old tree gets a rude awakening once they reached “Dream land”. Tiin Tiin is made into human furniture, and they didn’t understand why they’re being treated as such. Only a tiny piece of them is spared as it floats through Mekong River back to its forest, where everything is different…
- MAGIK MUSICAL (Vietnam)5.00 PMVENUE: JKKN THEATRE
THE DREAM MUSICAL
A recently deceased Soul is forced to dig into her past lifetime in order to be reincarnated. She must pass the Ferry Man, the Water Spirit, the Ancient Tree, and ultimately the Emperor – the Judge of the Afterlife who decides the Soul’s fate. Accompanying the Soul is Little Spirit, representing Humankind and the destruction of natural habitats, thus leading to the encounters on the Soul’s path. For the purpose of redemption, the Soul requests to be Human again and is accepted by the Empress.
17 NOV – SUNDAY, 7.00pm
CLOSING CEREMONY / YOUTH ENGAGEMENT – FAREWELL
VENUE: JKKN THEATRE