May 2019. – J Town
It was a dramatic week, literally. The Jakarta Player’s one-act shows Longing for Love (LFL) were performed in the exact week where the demonstrations against the result of the presidential election happened. That full week we were supposed to have our tech and dress rehearsals before opening the show on the 24th. We had to miss two tech/dress rehearsal as the French cultural center had to close due to the two-day demonstration. We were worried at one point that we would have to cancel the show entirely. Thankfully this didn’t happen. The venue was open despite rumours that there might have been a follow up demonstration. Despite missing two days of rehearsals, I can say that I was very proud of the whole LFL team. Despite the stress caused by uncertainty, we pulled it off. The show opened on 24th May with a bang! 2/3 of the people who had purchased tickets braved Thamrin and showed up. They laughed a lot. We were all very happy to be able to entertain them, especially considering all the tension which had been looming in Jakarta particularly that week. I was also particularly pleased to see familiar faces, friends and colleagues from the film industry, coming to see the show and had a good time. Friends showing up to see what you make, it felt really special and meaningful.
Btw, this is my role. Her name is ‘Anggrek’. She is a new-age healer whose heart has been broken and thus she aspires to help other women to keep believing in true love in order to find the perfect match. I had fun playing her.
15 April 2019. – J Town
It is theatre time. I can’t believe it has been three years since the last time I performed on stage with the Jakarta Players. It is good to be able to stretch my stage acting muscles again this May. I will be playing a new age healer who holds weekly session of talks to help broken-hearted women find the perfect relationship. Longing for Love is one of JP’s much-loved combo shows of five one-act plays, this time, it is about human connection and how much we have longed for it and long for it more and more despite the digital connection/disconnection. I know that we’re already inundated with all sorts of entertainment which is only a click away, but trust me, it is beyond exciting and moving to watch live theatre. So, if you’re in Jakarta or visiting Jakarta in the last weekend of May, do come and enjoy this comedic and touching live stage performance!
Institut Français d’Indonésie (IFI), Auditorium
Jl. MH Thamrin No. 20 Jakarta Pusat
Friday 24 May – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Saturday 25 May – 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Saturday 25 May – 7:00 – 9:00 pm
Sunday 26 May – 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Ticket Price: Early Bird (13 Mar – 15 Apr) – Rp 150,000. Regular – Rp 175,000.
Click here for reservation.
14 April 2019. – J Town
Several days back, the shoot for Perempuan Tanah Jahanam wrapped. It was a great one and a half months of artistic experience, challenged emotionally and physically by the brilliant Joko Anwar. He ‘stretches’ me as an actor by placing me in different roles and genres. It’s exhilirating! I’m grateful and honoured to be working with him again and alongside actors whose crafts and friendship I cherish. I simply cannot wait to see the film in full bloom in October 2019. It is going to rock your imagination!