Bengkel Kenduri Suara

Cinemata Productions



LanguageEnglish, Bahasa Melayu



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Duration: 8 hours and 30 minutes
Doors Open: 30 minutes before the show

Coming Together To Translate 'Material Woman in the Beauty World'




Oct 2023

9:30AM (GMT+8)


A unique, all-day participatory translation workshop hosted by a collective of theatre artists.

We will be hosting a 'translation party' for members of the public on 8 October in KL. Come and join our search for a Voice in Bahasa for a Chinese-Malaysian character who is currently speaking Malaysian English. She is a 40-something beautician who is trying to get a divorce during the pandemic, in playwright Leow Puay Tin's latest play 'Material Woman in the Beauty'. At the kenduri, you'll be sampling freshly made Bahasa translations prepared by translators/directors Fasyali Fadzly, Yee Heng Yeh, and Taha Long with Chee Sek Thim. Spoiler alert! Guests will be roped in to help cook up some translations on the spot.

The 5 co-hosts of Kenduri Suara
Playwright: Leow Puay Tin
Translator-directors Fasyali Fadzly, Yee Heng Yeh, and Taha Long
Theatre director Chee Sek Thim 

Event Schedule 
10.00am: Intro to the unusual idea of translation as a communal activity
10:30am: A meeting with Material Woman who is trying to get a divorce during the pandemic
11.00am: Communal translation of episodes from her life and work as a beautician in KL
12.30pm: Lunch (provided)
1:30pm: Script testing of freshly translated episodes
2.30pm: Communal translation of more episodes of Material Woman 
4.00pm: Tea (provided)
4.30pm: Script testing of freshly translated episodes
5.00pm: Reflections, Q&A

More event information

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