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'KBHGN': New play with minimal dialogue staged at Galeri Indonesia Kaya

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Jakarta  /  Mon, May 20, 2019  /  03:32 pm
'KBHGN': New play with minimal dialogue staged at Galeri Indonesia Kaya

SIM Theater and Yajugaya art division present KBHGN at Galeri Indonesia Kaya in Jakarta. (Courtesy of/Galeri Indonesia Kaya/Antara)

Award-winning theater collective Suara Inspirasi Muda (SIM) Theater, in collaboration with the art division of clothing brand Yajugaya, staged a new play titled KBHGN at Galeri Indonesia Kaya in Central Jakarta on Saturday. 

Directed by playwright Arsi Ramadhan and with minimal dialogue, KBHGN revolves around a dystopian future where empathy has become a rare commodity. The story of KBHGN is told through a combination of monologues, dialogues and narrative sketches.

Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation program director Renitasari Adrian said she expected the play to inspire other artists to keep producing high quality work. 

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“Although the play contains minimal dialogue, the collaboration between SIM Theater and Yajugaya not only manages to entertain, it also resonates emotionally through its implicit social commentary with the audience,” Renitasari said as quoted by Antara news agency on Sunday. 

KBHGN is inspired by the idea of how humanity lags behind the rapid development of modern technology. The younger generation has mostly become complacent and apathetic to society at large, partly due to its attachment to technology,” she added. 

SIM Theater was founded in 1993 in Jakarta by Manahan Hatauruk and Zainal Zen. The collective has performed regularly at Taman Ismail Marzuki since 2002. (rfa/wng)

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