After a successful run of ‘The Human Exhibit: Mentalhealth’ with over 40 shows, I’M Entertainment is proud to bring back a whole season of ‘The Human Exhibit’ for 2019!
Kicking off the New Year with Mentalhealth from 4th to 14th April, following that, Sex&Gender, from 4th July 4th till the 14th and ending the year with Party! from 3rd till 13th October, The Human Exhibit will be staged at AkuSembunyi, a private property in Petaling Jaya.
What is The Human Exhibit (THE)? – Think fine art gallery but with people instead. It is a theatrical journey that the audiences take as they experience different representations of the themes. These can be artistic representations in the form of dance, spoken word, dialogue, scene, movement, flow art, mime etc. It is an immersive theatrical site-specific experience.
AND WE WANT YOU! ‘THE’ is a collaborative community project that I’M has ventured on early this year (2018), and it received raving reviews. The completely sold out show was done in support of RELATE MALAYSIA and managed to do a Tour Version of the show two months after.
The process for the The Human Exhibit is fairly simple. The open recce of the venue is on the 6th of December 2018 for everyone to get a good idea of the space, following which, the individuals or companies will then send their proposals and budget, then they will be called for a pitching session and when selected, these individuals/companies can start rehearsing! Those overseas need not attend the open call but still can send in proposals.
The preview is open for individuals and companies who are interested to pitch for ‘Mentalhealth’, ‘Sex&Gender’, & ‘Party!’
Each performance will be 5 – 8 minutes long and each run will be roughly 1 hour long and there will be 3 runs per weekday and 6 runs per weekend.
Book your FREE briefing/viewing session on Peatix and RSVP on their Facebook event page!
Venue: AkuSembunyi, Section 12, PJ Date: 6th December 2018
Time: Full brief 8.30pm
Important Upcoming Dates:
Open Recce – 6th December 2018
Proposal Submission Deadline – 10th January 2019
Pitching Date – 24th January 2019
Peatix Link: www.theopencall.peatix.com
Ian Nathaniel and Dhinesha are the Co-Producers/Curators. Ian is 2017’s BOH Cameronian Arts Award winner for Best Innovation in Musical Theatre for a Mahsuri (And Other Peculiar Tales) that he co-created and co-composed with Shafeeq Shajahan from Liver and Lung Productions.
Ian has been doing events since a very young age. With a very strong background in music, events, and a blossoming background in theatre, Ian has produced shows, toured shows nationally, performed in shows internationally, organised music festivals, corporate events, etc.
Some of the more popular events he has been involved in is Good Vibes Festival, MY Music Festival, Urbanscapes, NASOM Autism Walk, Tres Fest, TEDxKL, and more.
Dhinesha is a multi-disciplinary storyteller and coach. He is the first and current reigning Malaysian National Poetry Slam Champion. He is also the Causeway Exchange(CEX) 2017 Poetry Slam Champion and his work is featured in KL’s first spoken word anthology ‘When I Say Spoken, You Say Word’.
His debut play ‘Silk & Strings: The Truth of Bullying’ opened in November 2017 and also toured to Johor Bahru as part of Iskarnival 2017. His debut co-production and co-curation venture was the completely sold out ‘The Human Exhibit:Mentalhealth’ in January 2018. The site-specific immersive theatre production was also restaged in Publika as part of Mapfest 2018.