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Cita Seni: Stage of Agitation



Stage of Agitation is a forum that features two prominent Singapore playwrights who will share their views on the theatre and drama landscape in Singapore, including those that have been evolving within the Malay theatre scene. The realms of creativity and the projection of imageries and social messages, not excluding the sense of agitation, are some of the underlying and conscious motivation amongst the playwright and theatre activists.

This session will be conducted in English and moderated by Dr Azhar Ibrahim.

Cita Seni is co-presented by The Arts House and the NUS Department of Malay Studies.


Aidli Mosbit graduated with a degree in Drama from Queensland University of Technology (Brisbane, Australia). Aidli writes, directs, acts, teaches, designs lighting and costume, and has produced arts education programmes for schools. She has worked extensively with many local theatre companies like The Necessary Stage, Teater Kami, Wild Rice, Cake Theatre, Toy Factory, The Theatre Practice, Teater Ekamatra and Drama Box. Together with Noor Effendy Ibrahim and Alfian Sa’at, Aidli published an anthology of Malay plays in the book, BISIK. She is also an experienced practitioner of Forum Theatre. She has toured to Scotland, Australia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Romania, Hong Kong and Hungary, performing Singapore-brand theatre. Aidli is the Founder / Director of Panggung ARTS and she is the recipient of the Young Artist Award for Theatre in 2008. She played the leading role of Murni alongside Malaysia’s legendary actor, Datuk Haji Rahim Razali, in the film Sayang Disayang (2013) by Sanif Olek which was Singapore’s Official 2015 Oscar® Entry for Best Foreign Language Film. Aidli is currently working in Temasek Polytechnic as the Section Head of the Arts Division, in the Student & Alumni Affairs department, while pursuing her Master of Education.


Noor Effendy Ibrahim has contributed to the arts and culture scene in Singapore since 1991 in many diverse roles. A recipient of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) Singapore Foundation Culture Award 2007, Effendy has served as a member of the Singapore National Arts Council (NAC) Board from 2004 to 2006 (7th term), Effendy had received the NAC Cultural Fellowship 2014 and was the fifth Artistic Director of The Substation (2010-2015), Singapore’s first independent contemporary art space, and had also served as the Artistic Director of Teater Ekamatra, a Singapore-based contemporary Malay Theatre company, from 2001-2006. Today, Effendy struggles to practice art.

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