Thick Beats for Good Girls
Company: Checkpoint Theatre
Venue: Drama Centre Black Box
Performance: 5 – 22 Apr 2018
Director: Huzir Sulaiman
Sound Designer: Shah Tahir
Set & Lighting Designer: Petrina Dawn Tan
Playwrights: Jessica Bellamy & Pooja Nansi
This is the coming-of-age anthem Singapore hasn’t heard yet—mainly because it wouldn’t make it onto national radio. This is love and finding a sense of belonging while rapping along to lyrics your mom wouldn’t approve of, the rush of walking into a club and feeling the bass in your bones. This is learning to stand in your own light. This is asking the question: Do good girls ever get to call the shots?
Directed and dramaturged by Huzir Sulaiman, Thick Beats combines the distinctive, bold voices of Pooja and Jessica as they ignite the stage with original poems, rhymes and musings on life. At once thoughtful and joyful, claiming and reclaiming, Thick Beats for Good Girls delves into the intersections between race, culture, femininity and hip-hop while embracing the contradictions that lie at the crossroads.