Stories That Need Telling

By Regina Hoo

January 2019 FEATURE
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Discussing domestic violence and/or rape in a theatrical or visual art forum makes it impossible for them to remain a hidden shame or secret.
Womanhood, or more specifically, women and their relationship to men – either through family, marriage, the State or religion – form the crux of Say No More, a multi-cultural, multi-arts theatre production that debuted during George Town Festival 2018. “Marriage is seen as desirable, but also a potentially destructive force for women; we wanted to explore this dichotomy in the play, hence the conceit of the wedding reception,” says Pat Rix, CEO and artistic director of Tutti Arts, Australia’s leading...

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Regina Hoo

is the deputy editor of Penang Monthly.