Mobile
A multi-lingual production with surtitles.
Conceived by Alvin Tan
Commissioned by the Singapore Arts Festival 2006.
 
A Japanese tourist loses her child in South East Asia; the ghost of a hanged Filipina maid demands justice; a Singaporean activist says enough is enough; a Thai monk tries to be calm. As the world becomes more mobile, has it also become more foreign? A unique collaboration involving artists from Singapore, Thailand, Philippines and Japan, Mobile deals with stories of women and men who are affected by movement and migration.
 
Directed by:
Alvin Tan (Singapore)
Tatsuo Kaneshita (Japan)


Written by:
Narumol Thammapruksa (Thailand)
Rody Vera (The Philippines)
Tatsuo Kaneshita (Japan)
 
Head Writer:
Haresh Sharma (Singapore)
 
Performed by:
Reina Miura (Japan)
Tetsuya Kataoka (Japan)
Rody Vera (The Philippines)
Mailes Angeles Kanapi (The Philippines)
Jarunun Phantachat (Thailand)
Narumol Thammapruksa (Thailand)
Pradit Prasartthong (Thailand)
Aidli 'Alin' Mosbit (Singapore)
Chua Enlai (Singapore)
 
Set Design:
Vincent Lim (Singapore)

 
Multimedia Design:
Brian Gothong Tan (Singapore)

 
Lighting Design:
Naomi Shoko Matsumoto (Japan)

 
Choreographer:
Kuo Jing Hong (Singapore)
"Ultimately, Mobile was a triumph, a triumph of cross-cultural understanding, a tale told through a common currency – suffering."
—The Star


 
Premiere
Dates:
17 & 18 June 2006, 8pm

 
Venue:
Drama Centre Theatre

 
The Actors Studio @ BSC
Dates:
20 – 22 June 2006, 8.30pm

 
Venue:
The Actors Studio @ BSC, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

 
Setagaya Public Theatres
Dates:
15 – 17 March 2007, 7pm

 
Venue:
Theatre TRAM, Setagaya Public Theatres, Tokyo, Japan