Thursday, February 9, 2012

Drama : To a Stranger Born in Some Distant Country Hundreds of Years from Now

A personal invite:

International School of Kuala Lumpur
February 23rd, 24th, 25th

International School of Bangkok
March 2nd

An original work...

"To a Stranger Born in Some Distant Country Hundreds of Years from Now"

Inspired by and devised from Rilke's "Letter to a Young Poet" and the poetry of the 2004 nobel laureate, Billy Collins.

Every poet must come to terms with the ultimate question, "Must I write?"

In "To a Stranger....", we are introduced to a poet, his psyche, and a cast of characters bound to poetic visions.

With Rilke's letters as a guiding force, the poet is compelled to explore love, childhood and the darkest corners of his own life and love.

Billy Collins

"Dubbed “the most popular poet in America”, Billy Collins is famous for conversational, witty poems that welcome readers with humor but often slip into quirky, tender or profound observation on the everyday, reading and writing, and poetry itself."

Rilke's Letters

"Letters to a Young Poet" is a compilation of letters by Rainer Maria Rilke. It consists of 10 letters written to a young man trying to choose between a literary career and entering the Austro-Hungarian Army.

The letters were originally written to Franz Kappus, a 19-year-old officer cadet at the Vienna Military Academy, of which Rilke was an alumnus. Discouraged by the prospect of life in the Austro-Hungarian Army, Kappus began to send his poetry to the 27-year-old Rilke, seeking both literary criticism and career advice. Their correspondence lasted from 1902 to 1908. In 1929, three years after Rilke's death, Kappus assembled and published the ten letters.


International School of Kuala Lumpur- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
February 23rd 4pm, February 24th 8pm, & February 25th 8pm -
10 & 15RM Entrance

March 2nd - International School of Bangkok - Bangkok, Thailand- Free Entry
2012 - IASAS Cultural Convention

Directed by Timothy Howe

Production Team

Assistant Director- Aishah Hamzah
Production Assistants- Katya Baker
Production Manager- Adib Anas
Technical Coordinator- Vincent Periasamy
Light Technician-Md Fadzil Md Saad
Costume Design- Donna Lyon & Deborah Pappas
Program & Poster Art- Melissa Yip
Photography & Videography-Raghav Mathur & Nikolai Joyce

* Design and Concept supported by 22 students of the IB Theatre program


ISKL Ensemble

Fabian Erikson- Poet
Meaghan Pappas- Parentheses
Audience- You Reader
_________ -Rilke

Ciara Cheng- Voice
Tara Khan- Voice

Ibrahim Tahoun- Boy
Andrew Fernandez- Boy
Madeleine Lefeuvre- Girl

*To my dear friend Mary Bonner Baker, who planted a beautiful seed of creativity by presenting Rilke's letters to me as a gift this past summer.

*To my colleague and friend, Noren Sahari, who in a casual conversation pointed me in the direction of the great Billy Collins.

Source: Collins reference article:

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