Faiza Mardzoeki


Tempo Artist of 2020 in the Performance Art Category: Playwright, theatre producer and director Faiza Mardzoeki

On January 11, 2021 TEMPO Magazine announced its artists of 2020 in various artistic categories, including Performance. The Tempo Jury comprised members of its Editorial staff as well as respected figures from the literary, artistic and academic community. In the January 11th 2021 English language edition of Tempo in an article titled: The (Literary) Arts […]

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Melalui Kesenian Teater, Institut Ungu Peringati Hari HAM Sedunia

Dalam rangka menyambut 16 Hari kampanye anti kekerasan terhadap perempuan dan Hari Hak Asasi Manusia, pada 25 November – 10 Desember 2020, Institut Ungu mengadakan kegiatan bertajuk ‘Dialog Seni dan HAM’. Direktur Institut Ungu, Faiza Mardzoeki menjelaskan, kegiatan ini bermaksud mengajukan gagasan bahwa Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM) dan seni, termasuk seni teater, mempunyai hubungan yang […]

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Faiza Mardzoeki at University of California Los Angles (UCLA)

This filmed stage play highlights the perspectives of women activists of Gerwani (Indonesian Women’s Movement) who were political prisoners from 1965, suffered sexual violence, and were stigmatized for decades as immoral women in Indonesia. During that time hundreds of thousands of members of the Communist Party of Indonesia (PKI) or those considered close to the […]

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Book Worm: Faiza Marzoeki; Novels & realism

Playwright Faiza Mardzoeki often takes inspiration and ideas from the books she reads to produce high quality plays. Most of Faiza’s works, such as 2006’s Nyai Ontosoroh (Madame Ontosoroh), are adapted from realist novels, a genre that she said was her favorite. However, she did not always have access to the high quality literature that […]

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Faiza Mardzoeki: For the love of drama

Playwright Faiza Mardzoeki is blunt when she talks about the stage. “Generally, the world of theater in Indonesia is pathetic. Even in Jakarta, the largest city, with over 20 million residents, you can find only two or three established theater groups. This worries me a lot,” Faiza told The Jakarta Post in a recent interview. […]

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Subverting the Powers That Be

  “Good literary works are those that transcend their eras and are universal,” says Faiza Mardzoeki, an Indonesian playwright and theater producer. She cites Norwegian playwright, theater director and poet Henrik Ibsen, the father of realism and one of the founders of modernism in theater, as one example of a literary artist whose works transcend […]

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Future of Films Takes the Spotlight at FFI

  Jakarta. For the first time in the country’s history, a president was present at the Indonesian Film Festival, better known as FFI. President Joko Widodo showed his support of the Indonesian film industry — and the nation’s creative economy — by attending the annual ceremony on Saturday, which this year was held in Palembang. […]

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Indonesian Green Activists Take to the Stage to Raise Awareness

Hot Spot Theater: Kalimantan’s youth living in fire-prone areas will be the first to enjoy and learn from the play ‘Subversif!’ Jakarta. Indonesian artists are attempting to raise awareness in the young generation regarding environmental issues through theatrical performances. In its newest play entitled “Subversif!”, Institute Ungu tries to present the issue of Indonesia’s deforestation […]

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Norway Sponsors Local Play on Cultural Shift

Jakarta. The Norwegian Embassy in Indonesia is working with Institut Ungu, a cultural foundation focusing on women issues, on a play called “ Subversif ” to address the impact of shifting from a traditional to a modern society. “Subversif” is an adaptation of the 1882 play “An Enemy of the People” by renowned Norwegian playwright […]

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