The Malays and Chinese has its own, and yet intertwined history and relationship between themselves on this little island country – Singapore.
How much do we really know one another? We have friends from the other race but we also harboured prejudices and judgement against the other. We have set ‘set assumptions/ perspectives’ for one another. We judged each other. There is anxiety, friendship, anxiousness, care, angst, tolerance, blame, acceptance, hurt, distrust… throughout our Singapore history and within our daily routine.
How do we manage?
This is a devised play by both collaborators – Alin & Zelda, with the guidance by Alvin Tan (as Director). It is a character-based story aims to explore the complexity of the relationship between the two races in this country. Through this process, the work also hope to further understand and excavate the ‘identities’ of being a Singaporean.
Just AZ was developed under Centre 42's Basement Workshop (now known as the Creation Residency). Read about Basement Workshop here.