The Tiger on the Right / The Dragon on the Left
Presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre
Jubilee Hall, Raffles Hotel
17-21 May 1995
A collection of original material written and performed by Singaporean women artists and Jude Narita, this ensemble theatre piece was created from a five-week writing/acting workshop that Narita gave in Singapore. Narita created and produced the first Tiger/Dragon with Los Angeles women artists and is excited to be working on the second one with women in Singapore. She feels that the women's courage in writing and performing their own words takes them to a new level in controlling their own destiny as artists as they "seize the moment."
There is no conventional "storyline" in Tiger/Dragon. The content of the show was determined solely by what the women wrote in the workshop. The workshop process was based on the women's courage to explore their lives and their trust in Narita and each other; the material that emerged is close to the heart and deals with love, families, relationships, desires, ambitions, sorrows, trust, and friendship. The result is quite an amazing experience.
The title of the show is symbolic for being in the right place at the right time. According to an old Chinese proverb, if you find a place in the mountains where the mountain on the right looks like a tiger and the mountain on the left looks like a dragon, the valley in the middle is the ideal place to live.
Cast: Sharmini Fernando, Seema Gupta, Elvira Holmberg, Rani Moorthy, Jude Narita and Nora Samosir.
Directed by: Jude Narita