Hawa (2016)

30 June 2016 – 3 July 2016 @ Creative Cube, LASALLE College of the Arts


Siti, a recent convert to Islam, is suddenly tasked with overseeing the funeral arrangements of her close friend and companion. Ahmad, a funeral director, is summoned to perform the last rites. As he learns more about Siti, he begins to question the true nature of the relationship between Siti and her friend. While funeral preparations are being made, a charming stranger - Zaki - arrives unexpectedly. He strikes up a conversation with Siti that gradually reveals his motives and her heartbreak.

Hawa is a play that dares to ask difficult questions about faith, love and sexuality. Even as Siti grieves for the deceased, she has to contend with the societal forces that threaten to deny her of her own existence. 

Hawa was first produced by Hatch Theatrics and performed at The Substation in April 2015.

Performed in English and Malay, with English surtitles.

R18 (Mature Content)

(Source: Wild Rice Programme)

Cast: Koh Wan Ching, Al-Matin Yatim, Faizal Abdullah, Saiful Amri

Creative Team
Playwright: Johnny Jon Jon 
Director: Faizal Abdullah
Lighting Designer: Helmi Fita
Sound Designer: Uzair Daud

Production Team
Producer: Nur Khairiyah
Production/Stage Manager: Nadia Cheriyan
Technical Manager: Terence Lau
Assistant Stage Manager: Hidayah Adnan
Production Assistant/Surtitle Operator: Hafidz Abdul Rahman
Show Technicians:
Chua Yi Han
Fazree Azharie
Foo Cher Siang
Lim Rui Cong
Muhammad Kamarul Ariffin
Muhd Nur Izzuddin
Muhammad Radhi Bin Ramli
Peh Choon Hup & Brian Teo Hao Long

(Source: Wild Rice Programme)

other stagings


Faizal Abdullah
Cast, Director
Johnny Jon Jon
Helmi Fita
Lighting Designer
Uzair Daud
Sound Designer


Double Bill: Riders Know When It's Gonna Rain & Hawa (2016), Programme
Programme for Double Bill: Riders Know When It's Gonna Rain & Hawa (2016).
Wild Rice, Hatch Theatrics
Recorded: 30 June 2016
Singapore Theatre Festival (2016), Programme
Programme for Singapore Theatre Festival (2016).
Wild Rice
Recorded: 30 June 2016
Hawa (2016), Poster
Poster for Hawa (2016). 
Recorded: 30 June 2016