Sunday, February 27, 2011

Do the Creep!

From the Lonely Island, the same guys who brought us the wonderful I'm On a Boat:

Also check out their oldie but goodie, the Natalie Portman rap:

I think I just have a thing for tiny, really feminine women doing perverted male things. :D

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

ROJAK 17, this Fri 18 Feb, @ 5 Magazine Rd, Central Mall

Dearest friends,

Come to ROJAK 17! (I'll be hosting.)

Welcome to our first ROJAK of 2011, this Friday,18th February, co-curated by BBH and FARM. It promises to be alot of FUN, with live performances scattered throughout the night.

We are hosted by BBH at their lovely courtyard space at 5 Magazine Road (Central Mall). Syndicate will start spinning at 7pm, and presentations starts at 8pm. Come early to support and see!

Our presenters for the evening, are, in no particular order:

1. Syndicate, Visual & Music
2. Colin Seah, Architecture & Design
3. Yuki Mitsuyasu, Jewellery Design
4. Quek Kiat Sing, Chinese Art
5. Hunn Wai, Product Design
6. Douglas Hamilton & Adrian Chan, Advertising
7. Abednego Trianto, Photography
8. Andree Weschler, Fine Arts & Performance
9. Felix Ng, Design
10. The Observatory, Music

Remember to bring drinks and beer to share for the beloved ROJAK dinghy. Bring your friends and family too! It's all in the spirit of ROJAK sharing. :)

P.S. This salivatingly-fabulous poster is designed by BBH (lotsa thanks!!)

Monday, February 14, 2011

W!ld Rice's "Emily of Emerald Hill", 3-12 March @ Esplanade

I've bought my tickets already!

Am deeply curious about whether they can make this monologue work in a space as huge as the Esplanade Theatre. Only one way to find out.

Tuesday, February 08, 2011

PANEL DISCUSSION: From Ideas to Theatre Idols

(I'm moderating this!)

Meet three past winners of Theatre Idols, an annual event where staged readings of original new plays are held and the winner decided by public voting for a full staging of his/her play. These upcoming talented playwrights - Jacke Chye, Edgar Liao and Yak Aik-Wee - will chat about their experiences writing plays and taking part in Theatre Idols and also discuss real challenges facing new playwrights in the Singapore theatre scene.

Organised by the National Arts Council's Mentor Access Project and supported by The Arts House.

Free Admission.

Friday 11 February 2011,
7pm - 8.30pm ,
Arts House Play Den

Event details from: For enquiries, contact The Arts House at: 6332 6900.

Monday, February 07, 2011

January Texts

+Derek Walcott’s “Omeros”
+Edward Kamau Brathwaite’s “The Arrivants”
+Clive Murphy's "Orts and All: More Ribald Rhymes and Gay Doggery"

+Jean Rhys’s “Sleep It Off, Lady”
+Jacob Ross’s “Pynter Bender”

+Dava Sobel’s “The Planets”
=Frantz Fanon’s “Black Skin, White Masks”

+Roz Chast’s “Theories of Everything”
+Troy Chin’s “The Resident Tourist, Part 4”
+Alan Moore’s “Tom Strong” Books 5 and 6
+Neil Gaiman’s “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?”

=Mark Lee and Boris Boo's “The Ghosts Must Be Crazy”
+Alex van Warmerdam's “The Last Days of Emma Blank”
“The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
+Philip Noyce's “Salt”

Elysa Wendi and Shu Jing Xing's “Ah Ma and Ah Niang”
+Sean Tobin and Natalie Hennedige's “What Did You Learn Today?”
+Helmut Van den Meersshaut's "Entre Nous"
+The Necessary Stage's “Model Citizens”
=Gene Sha Rudyn's “Al-Ikhlas”
+Young & W!ld 2's “Swordfish+Concubine: The Fall of Singapura”

+Achinto Bhadra's "Another Me: Transformations from Pain to Power"
=Lim Shengen's "Void: Utopia"
+Little Dröm Store's "School of Hard Knocks"
+Leung Chi Wo's "Something About Education But Not Exactly..."
+Evil Empire's "OH!: Open House"
+"Art Stage Singapore"
+Asian Civilisations Museum's "Art of the Congo River"
+Victoria and Albert Museum's Permanent Collection

Hymn to Evolution

Evolution Made Us All from Ben Hillman on Vimeo.

Watch it! It's fun.

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Friday reading, Gay's the Word, London, 7pm

As you know, I'm in London promoting GASPP: a Gay Anthology of Singapore Poetry and Prose (in addition to some of my own work.) As part of the tour, I'm doing a reading at the UK's only GLBT interest bookstore.

If you're in London, please come! There'll be wine and Chinese New Year goodies.

Friday, 4 February, 7-8pm
Gay's the Word
66 Marchmont Street
(Russell Square Tube), London WC1N 1AB
020 7278 7654
By the way, the event's been set up by Clara Yee, part of the amazing informal cultural promotion group Creative SINergy. Thanks so much, guys.