Set amidst the bustling KLCC Park, the unsuspecting audience are processed and ushered into two shipping containers that are set on top of 40‐foot container trucks. Once inside this tight and confined space, they will be seated facing carefully designed glass panels to see a stunning choreographed performance happening in‐between the two containers. At the midway point of the work the performers separate and each enters one of the containers, from then on, the performance takes place inside the containers and directly around the audience. Then on a cue the trucks start to move and for the next fifteen to twenty minutes the audience are driven around Kuala Lumpur as they experience something beyond their control. SK!N’ will be an unforgetable theatrical experience that will help raise awareness on human trafficking whilst allowing the audience to emote and connect with the plight of its victims.
Project Update from TerryandTheCuz, June 22, 2016:
Two years ago we started working with Tenaganita (Malaysian Human Rights NGO) on a project called SK!N - a multi-faceted performance inspired by true stories of people who had become victims of human trafficking. This issue is of global concern, transcending geographical boundaries with chilling similarities shared between persons whose situations in life have led them down this unfortunate path. It has been an eye-opening, soul challenging journey and one that we feel compelled to share with as many people around the world as we possibly can.
KICKSTARTER crowdfunding effort launched:
Due to the sensitivity of the subject matter at hand, we lost much of the funding for the research and production of this performance when mass graves were discovered exactly one year ago at the Malaysia - Thai border. However, we decided on carry on anyway with our own money and along the way, we have been fortunate to receive some funding from the Australian Government - Australia Council for the Arts, Arts Victoria and the Krishen Jit - ASTRO Fund, amounting to RM158,000 in total. We’re still short of RM90,000 (AUD30,000) and we have decided to raise this remaining amount through a crowdfunding effort on KICKSTARTER at http://kck.st/21tX0tE
Mark your calendars for the world-premiere:
The world premiere of SK!N will take place at Art Printing Works (APW) Bangsar from 9th - 13 August 2016 before touring internationally in Adelaide, Melbourne, Sydney and Hong Kong. We are also hoping to then be able to take the performance to audiences in Europe and America. Tickets for the Kuala Lumpur performance are available at www.tix.my. Part of the ticket sales will be channelled to fight human trafficking worldwide through our Malaysian community partner, Tenaganita and their counterparts in the countries where the show is performed.