Ay voz secreta del amor oscuro ¡ay balido sin lanas! ¡ay herida! ¡ay aguja de hiel, camelia hundida! ¡ay corriente sin mar, ciudad sin muro! ¡Ay noche inmensa de perfil seguro, montaña celestial de angustia erguida! ¡ay perro en corazón, voz perseguida! ¡silencio sin confín, lirio maduro! Huye de mí, caliente voz de hielo, no […]Read more "Ay voz secreta del amor oscuro"
“What I need I don’t have What I have I don’t own What I own I don’t want What I want, Lord, I don’t know.” -Lyric from the “Confiteor” (Confession) section of Mass. “You scream for peace, you won’t get it that way, screaming is not peaceful, & only peacefulness can engender peace. Peace must be […]Read more "Notes from 28th Sept 2004: You Scream for Peace"
I had the luck and privilege to attend the last full dress rehearsal of Theatre Practice’s Four Horse Road last night, March 24, 2020. I was free. Literally, freed, released, cut, or retrenched. There’s no other way to call it such when your entire industry goes dark. My rehearsals had been cancelled, because the show […]Read more "Day 0. Standing By."
As an observer of Southernmost and writing this response essay, I found myself asking a nagging question – Why should a handful of international artists gather, spending our carbon footprint, to verbalize and analyse the experience of meeting the Other?
I propose two frames in this essay to help deepen the analysis of my question: 1) Tranculturalism; and the more cynical sounding 2) clash of civilisations.Read more "An Essay about Southernmost Festival 2019"
For the past 6 years, this little bag has been my constant companion when I teach public speaking at NUS. It served a very practical purpose of carrying some form of chocolate for students who needed something to take their minds and bodies out of stage-fright, or as a calming chew after a particularly disastrous […]Read more "Bag o’Love"