Introduced by Rebecca Kezia
Foreword and selected by Muhammad Abe and Gunawan Maryanto
Editor Cheryl Robson
- First collection of Indonesian plays to be published in the UK
- Covers topics such as social justice, LGBTQ issues, sex trafficking
- Gives insight into a country which is a major economic force in SE Asia
Seven contemporary plays by established and emerging playwrights in Indonesia written after the year 2000. The plays cover topics such as the aftermath of political clampdown, gay lives, sex trafficking and the effects of urban redevelopment.
THE SILENT SONG OF THE GENJER FLOWERS by Faiza Mardzoeki translated by Gratiagusti Chananya Rompas & Mikael Johani
RED JANGER by Ibed Surgana Yuga translated by Andy Fuller
CUT OUT by Riyadhus Shalihin translated by Alfian Sa’at
BREAK IN by Agnes Christina
SIN by Trisa Triandesa, adapted from the novel ‘Not a Virgin’ by Nuril Basri and translated by John McGlynn
BEDFELLOWS by Hanna Fransisca, translated by Cobina Gillitt
THE MAKASSAR TRILOGY by Shinta Febriany, translated by Alfian Sa’at
Foreword and selected by:
Gunawan Maryanto & Muhammad Abe
Gunawan was born in 1976 in Yogyakarta. He is an actor, director, poet, and also playwright. He is a member of Teater Garasi, one of the leading contemporary theatre companies in Indonesia. Gunawan Maryanto is one of the curators of Asia Playwrights Meeting. He frequently published his fiction and poetry in Indonesian daily newspapers. He is one of the founders of Indonesian Dramatic Readings Festival.
Muhammad was born in 1985, in Pati. He is an actor, writer and researcher. After finishing his master degree in Theatre Studies from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, Muhammad has been working as a translator, researcher and facilitator for theatre, dance and visual arts. Muhammad Abe is one of the curators of Asia Playwrights Meeting and recently curated the first Festival of Indonesian Plays in London.
This project was made possible by assistance from the National Organising Committee for Indonesia as Market Focus Country at the 2019 London Book Fair.
Come to the launch on October 15th at 6.30pm. It’s free!