In Cogito, a commission of the 2007 Singapore Arts Festival, Huzir Sulaiman weaves the consequences of neuroscience and computing into a compelling story of love and loss.In the near future, technology has changed everything, except the strength – and fragility – of the human spirit. Two women discover they are grieving for the same man. But the secrets they unearth about their pasts threaten to overwhelm the present – and their very sense of identity.
First produced in 2007 by Checkpoint Theatre.
Neo Swee Lin
- Set and Lighting Designer
- Video and Sound Designer
- Production Stage Manager
Chiu Chien Seen
... an original and moving play about identity and what it means to be human ... deliciously sensuous language and wicked humor.The Bangkok Post (Thailand)
The wordplay in Cogito is perceptive, insightful, witty and incisive ... Cogito is a huge play. With grief, loss and identity, there is also the question of immortality and its spiritual cost.The Star (Malaysia)
... the seductiveness of the playwright's language kept my eyes glued to the bare, darkened stage ... this is a meditation on the epistemology of identity, conceived in monologues and spartan dialogues of crisp poetic language.The Flying Inkpot (Singapore)