gold rain and hailstones

Gold Rain & Hailstones - September 7 - 17, 2006 at KLPAC - Pentas 1, Starring Jit Murad and Lin Jaafar, Directed by Zahim Albakri. Call 03.4047.9000 / 03.2094.9400 for tickets.

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Sound and Music

Stella and I just did a soundcheck at KLPAC yesterday. We've since made our notes and changes, and things are starting to form a whole now, rather than individual sound clips and songs.

Recorded dialogue with Jit and Lin last Friday, and it was absolutely hilarious to see (and hear) the two acting out cheesy movie scenes from The Bamboo House of Dolls and Hati Wanita. In case you didn't know, ALL the off-stage dialogue is also acted out by the two, which, in my eyes, is quite appropriate.

It's all looking and sounding quite nice.

Thursday, August 24, 2006

flying ideas

some ideas for the set, sketched by Sidney Tan

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Gold Rain & Hailstones Photos

These are the latest production photographs from Gold Rain & Hailstones... The first photo is of Jit and Lin in their four major roles in the play (from left to right) ... Jay, Amy, Azman and Nina. Amazing how one piece of clothing, and some really good acting can change a person into a totally different character, eh? The second photo is of Jit and Lin. Love this photo because you can really see the sayang, and the trust between the two. This is critical for their ability to do such a challenging piece such as Gold Rain ... they really have to have a synergy and trust to morph between the multiple characters. All photographs were taken by the talented Pang Khee Teik, and are copyright Dramalab. If you use them, please credit, and link back to our blog! Thanks.


Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Creative Consultations...

Crystal, Mac and Sidney deep in consultation (about GR&H, we hope!) at La Bodega Lounge, upstairs from La Bodega Deli, during our Press Conference. La Bodega sponsored the PC (thank you so much!)... and the brain trust of our creative team were obviously deep into the process ... Working soooo intensely lah! Cant wait to see what you all come up with! :P

First Day of Rehearsals

First day of rehearsals... Zahim arrived from PGLM, and it was wonderful to see Jit and Lin back together again. They did a read-through of the play...finding the cadences and characters, recognising places where the script had not recorded changes or hadnt kept lines of dialogue. It was great to watch. Took a few pictures which are included here. The rehearsal took place at the studio in Taman Tun Dr Ismail which Dramalab shares with Five Arts Centre. The studio, and our offices are supported by Astro (thank you!) ... and as you can see, its great to have a space where we can work and act, and create theatre. The second picture is taken against the mirror, and shows Jit and Lin doing the read through, and Zahim watching. Will be posting production pictures soon!

Tickets are onsale now ... and DISCOUNTS are available until September 1, 2006. Get yours soon!

Creative Team Meeting


We have just started rehearsals ... Very exciting (images to be posted soon) ... but first, thought it would be cool to showcase some of the behind the scenes genius that makes a production come to fruition. Here is Mac (lighting designer) and Wyn (Production Manager) as well as Sidney and Crystal (production designer and graphic animators). These photos were taken at a Japanese restaurant during a production meeting. We have decided on the layout of the show, as well as some of the animation. Fiske ... the MOST amazing furniture store on earth ... has agreed to loan us furniture. Things are moving ... and its all exciting!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

The day we start rehearsing.

We have entered the month of August now, we started the month with full excitement.
First thing, of course is to get paid, but the first thing for the production is the ARRIVAL of Lin Jaafar.
I've never meet Lin before, somehow by reading her email I imagine that she has a fun and hip personality. True enough when we finally met on Sunday night, we just start having conversation without any usual 'warm up' process that we usually need when meeting strangers. To me is a good sign. It's because this production brings people together, this is a reunion of Jit, Lin, Zahin and Pia and more. YUM SING!

Today, oh, it was yesterday now, is our BIG day!
REHEARSAL HAS STARTED!
Jit, Lin and Zahim and friends next door (Pesona Pictures family) spent some time catching up, I can't help it but was affected by their excitement. Then Jit and Lin started script reading, wow. It is amazing to watch, so much privity, so good to feel old friends together. I am curious how Lin felt about reading the script again, after years? Is it like meeting long lost old friend?

In the evening.
Our PHOTOGRAPHER - savior of the day - Pang Khee Teik. Pang help us for the photoshoot and did a great job for us, thank you Pang.
The photo shoot session was fun. Lin loves her make up, Jit was having his burger and telling joke to her while she was shooting, the joke was hilarous, we laugh so hard. Zahim had his hair cut before the shoot, and Pia has her nice peace color blouse for the shoot and before the minute Pia was leaving, Pang spot her and asked her to take some more shots in her usual black outfit with her 'changgih' sunglasses & coolest handbag and an waxed paper umbrella and....
Hey, how come she turn up having the best photos? (hahaha)
We did have some fun and should keep it!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Our flier from G&H


This is the flier designed by Bright Lights at Midnight - Fahmi and his brother...It reflects the iconic nature of the production. We are really beginning to rev up - Lin has arrived, and rehearsals start today (Tuesday). Pang is doing a photoshoot...and our Press Conference is on Friday (thank you La Bodega!)...

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Ticket Promotions

Early Bird Specials - Purchase your tickets by September 1, 2006

Groups of 10 or more - 20% discount

Buy 5 tickets, get 1 free

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Student and Senior Citizen Discounts - 50% with presentation of a valid ID
LIMITED SEATS AVAILABLE - Please purchase early to ensure discount

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ASTRO Subscribers
Please present your JULY Astro Bill at the ticket office and receive a 10% discount on tickets.

Please note that you may only take advantage of one promotion at a time.

We look forward to seeing you at Gold Rain & Hailstones!

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

brainstorming...


After our creative meeting on Saturday afternoon, at the evening meeting a KLCC, Sidney & Crystal has an interesting idea of tictactoe with outlines of different icon as our creative theme. I like this sketch myself.