Carriageworks and CAAP in association with Sydney Festival
present a Work in Development presentation of

Siti Rubiyah

 SITI RUBIYAH Photo by Jamie James


Siti Rubiyah
is the first play by feminist horror filmmaker Katrina Irawati Graham (pictured), a contemporary Indonesian-Australian work inspired in part by Mochtar Lubis’s classic 1975 novel Harimau! Harimau! (Tiger!).

In Lubis’s original work, the vulnerable young Siti Rubiyah is abandoned to her fate at the hands of powerful shaman Wak Hitam. Katrina’s re-imagining places the character Siti Rubiyah at the centre of an evocative story set deep in a Sumatran jungle, where magic surrealism and horror elements weave a mythical parallel world.

In this work-in-development presentation, hear from Katrina Irawati Graham, director Tessa Leong and the creative team as they reveal their process for meeting the challenges of Siti Rubiyah, and be among the first to experience selected scenes from the work.

FRI 18 JAN & SAT 19 JAN  |  6.00PM - 6.30PM  |  CARRIAGEWORKS

245 Wilson Street, Eveleigh


Siti Rubiyah was developed through the Lotus Playwriting Project, an initiative of CAAP and Playwriting Australia supported by the Girgensohn Foundation.   This development is supported as part of the Carriageworks 2019 In Development program, and produced in collaboration with Performing Lines.  This work is assisted by the Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.


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