This April, the newest graduating cohort of the Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) will perform their new devised work, RevoLOOtion, at Goodman Arts Centre Black Box.
Directed by veteran theatre practitioner Li Xie, RevoLOOtion is an original production that takes an unvarnished look at the internal conflict and oppression that exists beneath the veneer of a community.
Uniquely designed as a performance and workshop, RevoLOOtion attempts to answer these questions: what happens when a community’s only toilet is taken away? How does it feel to be helpless in the face of such adversity? Is there hope for a community in shambles to overcome their differences and work together?
Facilitated by Li Xie, Chng Xin Xuan and Chng Yi Kai, and performed by the all-male cohort of ITI graduating members – Aaron Kaiser Garcia, Kewal Kartik, Lin Jiarui, Marvin Acero Ablao, Sandeep Yadav, and Sonu Pilania, RevoLOOtion invites the audience to unpack the complexities of working together as a community through collective intervention and constructive dialogue.
Says director Li Xie: “Sometimes it is clear where the external oppression lies, but it is important to understand what breaks us down internally as a community. Only when that is achieved will social change be possible, and we can then gather as a community guided by unity, tolerance, and non-violence.”
Audience participation is expected during the workshop segment happening in the second half of the event. Official safe management measures will be in place throughout.
Revolootion runs from 29th April to 1st May 2021 at Goodman Arts Centre Black Box. Tickets available from Peatix