Thursday, September 11, 2008
Taylor's HIV AIDS Theatre Fest 2008
Taylor's HIV AIDS Theatre Fest 2008
8/9/08 and 9/9/08 were the date of the theatre fest. My group had fall on the second day which was 9/9/08. Its a Moral project by our respective lecturer, Mr.Adrian. As u can see above picture show that my group had won the Merit Award. Merit Award is for the group which they did well in some part of the theatre but somehow there is some weakness in their drama. It might be either their technique problem or acting or voice projection or prop movement. Example like some good in acting but technique problem such as lighting not did well. On the first day, the Champion was clearly shown as they did very well. Its a dance theatre where not dialog with only acting, lighting and music. They all act followed the music and the light. And without talking, they clearly shown wat they try to tell the audion's. Anyways there is another group on the first day which jz slightly lower marks then the first group. All the actors and actresses not really a good speaker but to overcome their problem, they act as typical pasar style. And they did it very well. Well done to both of them.
On the second day, where my group gonna perform. On the same day, we also had our practical class which something bad happen and all of us were in unhappy mood. Anyways, we were the third group to perform. So we jz get ready and wait for our turn. There were 8 group performing on tht day. After my act, I know I had been nominal as the Best Actor but when I saw the last performance by BDH students, I know their main actor gonna get it because he had been acting so well. His facial expression and his way of carrying his character. As in my prediction, he get it and I am happy to lost to somebody which is better than me. Congrats to him. So end of the day, we had been announce to be the first group to get Merit Award and followed by the others 3 more groups. So total 4 Merit Awards had been given out. And for ur information, me, Celes, Andrew, Yen Wei and Jay were those who help out Mr.Adrian for the 6 awards. So I had hold all the awards and imagine I winning them...hehehehehe... included the best actress award. Wakakakakakakaakakaaka....
This our main actor, Andrew. I really happy of his performance. Because before this, his acting was so lousy. And some more he the main actor, so I put a lot of effort to improve him and I can see that he was trying his best to improve. Through out the process, many things had happened and maybe that wat made us feel so worth it when we got the Merit Award. I shouted at him during one of the practice and he cried, so do I. If u are my friends from Trg, u noe wat I means when I said I shouted. My voice will gone high and thats will be very much different from the way I talk. Anyways, wat I can said is, that is the process. Well Done, Andrew. Well done!
Andrew and Jay. Jay act two character in the play. One as Andrew friend and one as my late father where his spirit talks to me.
Me with the Merit Award. I really hope I am the one who hold the Best Actor Award. Not to said Muka Tebal, I am hoping for the best actor award. Anyways, the guy still deserved that award. I acted as Andrew's Father.
Here the synopsis of our play.
Andrew as Tom Kurus
Geralyn as Katie
Geralyn as Nurse
Sam as David
Jay as Tom's Friend Alex
Jay as Grandfather
Jessica as Doctor
Jessica as Grandmother
Chia Chia as mother
Chin Chung [me] as father
Eunice as Tom's best friend, Victoria
Tom confess to Katie at bus stop but he had been rejected. He tried to kill himself but Alex's call had safe him from killing himself. They then went to a mamak store where Alex introduce David to Tom. Tom express his feeling to both of them. As Alex claim that he had not been such problem before, Alex ask David to comfort Tom. Next day, Victoria call Tom and ask about Moral Assessment. Tom then told Victoria that David had comfort him all the night and Tom feel that he becoming a gay. Victoria get shocked and told Tom that gay can get infected by HIV. But Tom ignore Victoria advised and continue his relation with David. After 3 months, Tom feel he becoming weaker and weaker. David then brought him to check out for the doctor. Tom did a blood test and the result came out to be HIV positive. David can't accept the fact and he leave Tom alone. Tom back to his house and told his parent about it. His father got angry and chase him out from the house. His mother can't do anything beside crying of what happen. Tom's Father knee down in front of his late parent's portrait and crying for what had happen. Suddenly Tom's Grandparent spirits talked to Tom's father. Tom's father realize that what he did was wrong. And he out to find for Tom. Tom walking alone along the roadside. He was helpless and directionless. He heard somebody calling him and as he turns back he saw his father running toward him. He feel scare and try to run away. As he crossing the road, a car crash him. Tom's father run as fast as he can to reach Tom and Tom was dying. Tom ask for his father forgive. And after his father forgive him. He die.
The moral of this story tell us that,
Do not discriminate HIV AIDS.
Please get to know more information bout HIV AIDS before you pass it to others.
Family support is important.
I will try to upload the scrip of our play if possible. And also the Champion piece of second day. As for the first day Champion piece, I will try to find it.