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A comprehensive volume of Huzir’s writing for the stage, showcasing the lyricism, dark humour, and insight into the human condition that has won him critical and popular acclaim. From the classic satire Atomic Jaya to the award-winning The Weight of Silk on Skin, this is a collection not to be missed.

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This anthology consists of twelve plays by Huzir Sulaiman, Checkpoint Theatre’s Joint Artistic Director. Based in Singapore, Huzir is one of Southeast Asia’s preeminent playwrights. The twelve plays in this collection bear testimony to his gift of imagining characters and deploying language to offer unexpected insights into the personal, the social and the political. “Huzir Sulaiman: Collected Plays 1998 – 2012” offers readers an opportunity to acquaint themselves with an impressive body of work that has lit up the stage over the past 14 years, and to discover for themselves the virtuosic use of language and impeccable craft which have cemented Huzir Sulaiman as one of the most important playwrights of his generation.

The collection is edited by and contains an introductory essay by Kathy Rowland, the respected theatre writer and researcher. Kathy co-founded and was managing editor of the online arts magazine, kakiseni.com, which launched the BOH Cameronian Arts Awards, Malaysia’s first Performing Arts Awards. She edited and introduced Krishen Jit: An Uncommon Position, published by the Contemporary Asian Arts Centre of Singapore.

THE PLAYS IN HUZIR SULAIMAN: COLLECTED PLAYS 1998 – 2012

Atomic Jaya
The Smell of Language
Hip-Hopera
Notes on Life & Love & Painting
Election Day
Those Four Sisters Fernandez
Occupation
Whatever That Is
They Will Be Grateful
Opiume: The Narrator’s Tale
Cogito
The Weight of Silk on Skin
Showcases the exciting work of a new generation of Singapore playwrights.

A valuable resource for students and makers of theatre everywhere.

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This is the first volume in a series of play collections published by Checkpoint Theatre that showcase the exciting work of a new generation of Singapore playwrights. Published as part of Checkpoint Theatre’s 10th anniversary celebrations, these plays are evidence of the burgeoning renaissance in Singapore playwriting.

This collection of eight critically-acclaimed plays features the work of up-and-coming playwrights Christine Chong, Kenneth Chong, Lucas Ho, Dan Koh, Cheryl Lee, Laremy Lee, Faith Ng and Shiv Tandan. All the plays were written under the mentorship of Huzir Sulaiman and have been produced by Singapore theatre companies. The collection includes wo(men) by Faith Ng and The Good, the Bad, and the Sholay by Shiv Tandan, which were both nominated for Best Original Script in the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards in 2011 and 2012 respectively.

The plays are by turns lyrical and hilarious, and are marked by their intellectual rigour, emotional honesty, and refined technique. Checkpoint Theatre is committed to nurturing the next generation of Singapore theatre practitioners, and these plays serve both as a record of powerful new work and as a valuable resource for students and makers of theatre everywhere.

“Voices Clear and True: New Singapore Plays Volume 1” is edited by Huzir Sulaiman, Lucas Ho and Laremy Lee, and includes an introduction by Huzir Sulaiman.

THE PLAYS IN VOICES CLEAR AND TRUE: NEW SINGAPORE PLAYS VOLUME 1

The Artist Who
by Lucas Ho
wo(men)
by Faith Ng
A Malay Romance
by Christine Chong
Staying Over
by Dan Koh
Bus Driver Bring Me to Die
by Kenneth Chong
Radio Silence
by Laremy Lee
The Good, the Bad, and the Sholay
by Shiv Tandan
Framed
by Cheryl Lee