We Are Nothing Without Hantu-Hantu

Solo Show · suzana selamat and giovanni ortega · Ages 14+ · Singapore

one person show world premiere
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STEVE BIODROWSKI hollywood gothique certified reviewer June 18, 2023
tagged as: Malaysia · Suzana Selamat · pontianak · hantu · Horror · vampire
A poignant exploration of the tragic reality underlying a terrifying myth.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 05, 2023
tagged as: ghost · solo performance · cultural · Feminist
Emotions were powerful throughout Suzana's performance and she included really fun moments of humor to break the intensity. I love how different characters in this family sort of metamorphize in and out of the ghost to quite viscerally express the underlying burden these women pay. Their stories are given voice through the plight of the ghost, who is seen for her pain, hopes, and affections while trying to survive rather than as a one dimensional figure that haunts men. The "scary," haunting element is more painful than terrifying. Suzana’s awesome acting along with the simple sensuality of the setting sometimes set in the jungle and lit with lanterns kept me present each moment from beginning to end. I enjoyed every second of it.... full review
ANONYMOUS certified reviewer June 04, 2023
We Are Nothing Without Hantu-Hantu is engaging throughout, and shifts easily between the horror and humor at the heart of all the interweaving tales. Suzana Selamat is an excellent storyteller.... full review
MELODY TAY certified reviewer June 12, 2023
tagged as: identity · ghost · Horror · women · family · AAPI · bipoc · culture
A wonderful homage to Singaporean-Malay women and their stories through the use of horror and humour. ... full review
ELAINE ACKLES certified reviewer June 12, 2023
A beautiful, haunting, exciting piece of storytelling. Suzana took me through an entire journey and I was captivated the whole time. Exceptional acting, directing, and visuals/sound! Definitely a must-see during Fringe. ... full review
BRANDON ENGLISH certified reviewer June 09, 2023
A haunting and captivating performance with spectacular direction. Suzana is a great storyteller with impeccable comedic timing. ... full review
TEDDY ALEXIS RODRIGUEZ certified reviewer June 07, 2023
This piece was a solid piece of theatre. I really enjoy the use of space, the amazing story-telling and the cultural references of HANTU-HANTU. ... full review
ABE ZAPATA certified reviewer June 06, 2023
Wonderful acting and storytelling that easily weaves in and out from humor to dramatic emotions.... full review