Winter is gone, and Spring 2018 is doing a five-steps-forward-eight-steps-back sort of shuffle in between sleet-rain and sun shimmer. Coming from the tropics, this sort of ballet of the weather does make me wonder a lot about how much of my consciousness is constituted by the climate (I think A LOT)… but anyway, for those following my pursuits, here are two upcoming events I’ll be part of in the Spring.
This is a theatre conference about British East/Southeast Asian plays and theatre-making, organised by Aurora Metro Publishing & Goldsmiths University. It’s a bunch of panels and readings, as well as a book launch: of British East Asian and Southeast Asian Plays, possibly the first such anthology of the sort. My play Tango is in this collection, and there’ll be a reading of excerpts and a Q&A on Day 1 of the conference. Day 2, I’ll be participating in a panel on everyone’s favourite way of framing our part of the world: Taboo Topics in Singapore & Malaysia.
Robert Zhao and I did this for the Singapore International Festival of the Arts 2017, and The Nature Museum makes its return in Athens as part of Fast Forward 5, a festival of performance and contemporary art organised by the Onassis Centre. We bring the Institute of Critical Zoologist’s methodologies and practices to bear on a stunning natural-historical collection in Athens. I’ll be in Athens participating in tours of the museum.