Touring the show Reading Centhini:Suluk Tambangraras
Any theatre practitioner would want to tour their productions, right?
Since january I’ve been browsing for festivals and theatre venues, observing my chance to bring my show there..
In my past productions, I arranged my own tour and I felt quite proud of being able to arrange my own tour, eventhough the tour was to few cities in Indonesia only. Arranging a tour is abit tricky and it’s like a love-hate-relationship.
For this Reading Centhini:Suluk Tambangraras, I would love to arrange my own tour as well, but my energy level is different now…and the circumstances now doesn’t allow me to be as crazy as I was few yrs ago. The most that I can do now is to keep emailing any festival all over the world and hoping they would say yes to my show.
And I kind of realize something… I am not a superhuman. In all my productions, I’ve been doing everything myself. Writing, directing, producing, designing all publicity materials, arranging photo sessions, liaising and choosing musician/collaborators, selling tickets, preparing press release, printing all publicity material, even sewing my own costumes. This centhini project is even worse coz i perform the piece myself. I look selfish, in that sense. Coz theatre is supposed to be a joint effort, involving many people………………….. That is is you have the money to pay everyone nicely. Budget is always a problem, right? To cut cost, I have to do everything myself. Well, it’s an enjoyable process and very rewarding, but it takes quadruple amount of energy.
So, if you have any information about festivals near your place, please inform me. I’d send proposal to those festivals and pray so that they say yes to my proposal 😀