PandanOrganised by: M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2021: Quiet Riot
Performed by: Rupa co.lab (Singapore)
Ahmad Jihad has a secret struggle; one that no one needs to know. Ramlan harbours a dual identity—and multiple uniforms. Ramlah is a happy housewife and livestream baker. Zana plays in the duplicitous waters of online dating. When an old public swimming complex is set to be demolished, what is private gets forced to the surface.
Written by Hazwan Norly and directed by Rizman Putra, Pandan is a contemplative and occasionally surreal exploration of the intersections where our faith, public identities, online avatars and personal ruminations meet. In reckoning with their personal "jihad", or spiritual struggle, can they find their truest selves?