Short and sweet

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Highly entertaining and impressive! Chapeau to the organizers of Short and Sweet firstly held in this little city country: Mark Cleary, Alex Broun and Elena Yeo (a.o.). Special words of appreciation go to: ‘Dead in a box’ written and directed by Michael Corbidge, ‘Exchanges’ written by Richard Lord, directed by Zoe Christian and ‘4 seconds’ written by Leon Foo, directed by Christina Sergeant, although ‘Lester’s list’ and ‘Frostbite’ were highly enjoyed too.

This innovative and fresh theatre festival features 40 ten-minute plays that showcase the best of Singapore’s established and emerging Writers, Directors and Actors including Tracie Pang, Christina Sergeant, Samantha Scott-Blackhall, Michael Corbidge, Noorlinah Mohamed, Ng Yi-Sheng, Loretta Chen, Ovidia Yu, Katerina Tiapula and many more. So be prepared for an exciting mix of comedy, murder, betrayal, and romance with a dollop of sex thrown in. And that’s just in the first ten minutes!

Catch these and more 10-minute plays this weekend. Or even visit the gala final 2 May, 7.30 at the Esplanade! Hurry, there are limited tickets available…

http://singapore.shortandsweet.org/

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Indian Detergents…(I)

Never a dull moment in our heroines life. She got a casting call for a detergent commercial, to be aired in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. Ayoh, how can this spiderman suit still smell fresh, lah! You little one, just go ahead and play. [Again pls!…and drop the smirky laugh and give us tender][but..this IS tender!] Oh, how rough a thespian’s life can be…Digging deeper and deeper into her motherly inner self to create that special tender moment with the boxing ball with spidershirt add-on. [AGAIN!!!! Dunno what lor, but was no good oredy]

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No speech please…

It is official, for Chinese who refrain from speeching at their birthday celebration there is the mandatory belly dance act. At least that is our understanding, looking at the dignified act of -let’s call him- Mr Lee on Tarkan’s latest hit, shaking his shekel-clad butt in front of his colleagues and friends. Pure art.
Minor concern of the day: Lunch date tended to throw around pickles thus intending to lure the lovely servant to pick it up. How shameful. But the warrior decided to look the other way and not let this indecency interfere with her positive attitude on humanity…

The lone warrior has awoken…

at a humble 11:47 after a rough night of Queen’s day celebrations at a certain bar at boat quay. The warrior remembers tantalizing discussions, very witty remarks that got even better when the hours passed by, and artsy meetings with fellow warriors below Picasso’s Guernica in the Macdonalds. And beer. Free beer. Lots of it.

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Headache is a small word for what our warrior had to endure during this early awakening. After two trips back and forth from the bed to the toilet bowl (to no avail, we must say in defense of our proud newly born heroine), she managed to grab herself together, text her lunch engagement on a late arrival, splash some water in her face, hail a cab and start a brand new day on the prowl for all that is bold and beautiful…