Easing the Weight of Truth Through Theatre

By Liani MK

January 2024 FEATURE
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Photos by Arieff ZafirTHE SILENCE IS haunting as Darynn Wee breaks down in tears, surrendering to her character’s anguish in between breaths— In. Out. In. Out.Darynn did not expect to cry. But the petite performer was overwhelmed with emotions by the narrative she portrayed— each heavy breath releasing and reflecting both vulnerability and strength.“It’s about holding the stories,” she later confides. “And as a performer, I am accountable to these stories.”Darynn, who is both a performer and production manager of...

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Liani MK

is an independent writer, journalist and artist whose works span areas of language, film, culture, indigeneity and migration in Southeast Asia.