Rehearsals have begun for the Jakarta production of NYAI ONTOSOROH, a play written by Faiza Mardzoeki, based on the novel THIS EARTH OF MANKIND by Pramoedya Ananta Toer. A Bandung production will be performed in late December.
This project still needs your financial support. Read below for more information and how to donate.
Cultural coalition for liberation
A broad coalition of arts, human rights and political activists around Indonesia have taken on the mammoth task of adapting the novel, THIS EARTH OF MANKIND by Pramoedya Ananta Toer for the stage. This first ever dramatic adaptation has been written by women's rights and cultural activist, Faiza Mardzoeki. The play will be performed in 13 cities by thirteen different theatrial groups. In Jakarta, the director will be Ken Zuraida from Bengkel Teater, with actors and the artistic team drawn from a range of traditions and backgrounds.
Ken Zuraida, director of NYAI ONTOSOROHin Jakarta
Rehearsal session in Jakarta
Pramoedya Ananta Toer and Faiza Mardzoeki, April, 2006
Photos from the Press Conference launching the project.
Below is a brief description of the project and a funding appeal.
The “Nyai Ontosoroh” Theatre Project- Adapted from the novel Bumi Manusia (This Earth of Mankind), by Pramoedya Ananta Toer -
Produced by Perguruan Rakyat Merdeka (PRM – Free Peoples Forum) and supported by Elsam, Institut Ungu, Jaringan Nasional Perempuan Mahardhika, JARI, Kalyanamitra,
Koalisi Perempuan Indonesia, Komunitas Ciliwung, LBH APIK, Pramoedya Institute, Pantau, Perkumpulan Praxis, Perkumpulan Seni Indonesia, and Solidaritas Perempuan