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Coming Soon: “Huzir Sulaiman: Collected Plays 1998 – 2012”

May 14, 2013


Launching Next Month!

Checkpoint Theatre launches its latest publication “Huzir Sulaiman: Collected Plays 1998 – 2012” on 8th June, and it is an anthology consisting of 12 plays written by Huzir Sulaiman, who is also Checkpoint’s Joint Artistic Director.

Huzir Sulaiman is of course well-known for popular plays such as “Atomic Jaya” and more recently “The Weight of Silk on Skin”, which also won him the Life! Theatre Award for Best Original Script last year.

Huzir’s plays have been produced in Malaysia, Singapore, Australia and Japan, and have had staged readings in New York and London.

He has been widely praised for his elegant use of language, intelligent and inventive humour, and complex characters.

The 12 plays in this collection bear testimony to his gift of imagining characters and deploying language to offer unexpected insights into the personal, the social and the political.

The collection is edited by and contains an introductory essay by Kathy Rowland, the respected theatre writer and researcher.

The 12 plays in this book are as follows: “Atomic Jaya”, “The Smell of Language”, “Hip-Hopera”, “Notes on Life & Love & Painting”, “Election Day”, “Those Four Sisters Fernandez”, “Occupation”, “Whatever That Is”, “They Will Be Grateful”, “Opiume: The Narrator’s Tale”, “Cogito” and “The Weight of Silk on Skin”.

For more information on this upcoming publication, please contact Sabrina of Checkpoint Theatre at or visit

You may also place an order of the book here.

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