Teater Ekamatra


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Exploring the universal through differences:
An online screening of a play by Malay theatre pioneers Teater Ekamatra

This is an online screening of “Berak” by Teater Ekamatra, a company committed to establishing Malay theatre and confronting the multiethnic reality of Singapore. Its “transcreation” approach embraces the intersectionality of cultures and languages, out of which a universality emerges. F/T20 originally planned to present Teater Ekamatra’s “Tiger of Malaya,” dealing with the history of Singapore and Japan, but this production is now postponed until next year. Part of the Teater Ekamatra 2020 season, the performances of “Berak” in Singapore were canceled due to the coronavirus. It was instead filmed and audiences in Tokyo now have the chance to enjoy this play about a family dealing with grief and mortality.


Aidli “Alin” Mosbit, Fir Rahman, Siti Hajar Abdul Gani, Siti Khalijah Zainal


Adapted from “Poop” by Chong Tze Chien (The Finger Players)
A Teater Ekamatra production
Transcreator: Zulfadli Rashid
Directed by Mohd Fared Jainal
Producer: Shaza Ishak
Assistant Producer: Khairina Khalid
Cast: Aidli “Alin” Mosbit, Fir Rahman, Siti Hajar Abdul Gani, Siti Khalijah Zainal
Videographer & Editor: Eric Lee
Assistant Videographer & Editor: A. Syadiq
Sound Designer: Safuan Johari
Production Assistants: Nurarina Nasir, Irsyad Dawood, Haziqah Hashir
Supported by: National Arts Council, Singapore
Grant: The Japan Foundation Asia Center Grant
Program for Promotion of Cultural Collaboration
Japansse Subtitles Supervisor: Ken Takiguchi
Japanese Subtitles: Takuya Maehara
Production Coordinator: Momoka Yunoki
Presented by Festival/Tokyo


Teater Ekamatra
Established in 1988, Teater Ekamatra aspires to develop a contemporary and experimental Malay theatre that fuses traditional performances practices from Southeast Asia with present-day theatre techniques. Led by artistic director and performer Mohd Fared Jainal, its work cuts deep into political issues as well as spotlighting the diverse ethnicities, cultures, and languages of Singapore. Alongside training programs for the next generation of talent and holding theatre festivals, it is also involved in archiving Malay-language plays.

Mohd Fared Jainal
A theatre director, performer, visual artist, stage designer, and artistic director of Teater Ekamatra, Mohd Fared Jainal is also a founding member of the theatre design collective neontights and teaches at the School of the Arts Singapore. He researches space, the body, and design from the twin perspectives of visual art and the performing arts, exploring body craft in performance as part of a physical theatre practice. At the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards, he won the Best Ensemble Award along with the rest of the ensemble in “Dark Room x8” (2013) by Edith Podesta, and Best Director Award for Cake Theatre’s “The Comedy of the Tragic Goats” (2009), among many other accolades.


Style of performance: Online

Schedule: TBA


Ticket fee

F/T remote:¥1,000

Tickets on sale:

F/T remote tickets on sale: 12:00 on 10/1 (Thur) (TBC)


F/T remote (available online)


Organizer: Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee (Toshima City, Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation, NPO Arts Network Japan [NPO-ANJ]),
Tokyo Festival Executive Committee (Toshima City, Toshima Mirai Cultural Foundation, Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee, Tokyo Metropolitan Foundation for History and Culture [Tokyo Metropolitan Theatre & Arts Council Tokyo])


Festival/Tokyo Executive Committee Secretariat