Compared to TV, voice expressions as well as its surrounding sound effects play a very important part in radio dramas to help deliver an impactful play. An impactful radio play is not only able to capture the listener’s attention but also invoke emotions and thoughts that will enable its listeners to visualise the story.
Experience Radio Plays! With Ishak Latiff
Saturday, 12 June, 10.00 am – 12.00 pm,
Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library Building
If you’ve always been curious to know how radio plays are being produced, this is your chance to catch a radio play ‘live’ in action! Witness how the production team puts it all together – all in real time! You will also get the chance to provide alternative endings to the story and have a hand at recreating your own version of a radio play.
Conducted by prolific and award-winning writer, Ishak Latiff, get more insights to the interesting angles that the author visualise in his stories. The wittiness and twists present in his stories will hook you and never fail to surprise. The author will also invite you to create your own ending to his stories. Through the showcase of his play, ‘Sood Mahu Kahwin’ (’Sood wants to get married’), Ishak will explore the issues of singlehood and late marriages that are not just pertinent to the Malay community but to the Singapore society as a whole. What happens when the conventional Malay tradition is being challenged?
If you’re interested, do come down and participate with us as this session promises lots of interaction and fun! Places are limited, so please register by accessing http://golibrary.nlb.gov.sg ‘Singapore Memory’ or by emailing to Athena_AZIZ@nlb.gov.sg with your name, school(if applicable), contact number and email address with the header ‘Experience Radio Plays!’
This programme is conducted in both Malay and English.
About the Speaker
Ishak Abdul Latiff is a prolific and versatile Malay writer whose writing ranges from short stories to script writing for theatre, radio and television. He won numerous awards including the first (2001) and third prize (2005) in the National Arts Council (NAC) Golden Point Award. Other accolades include awards bagged from the ‘Sayembara Penulisan Novel Watan & Cerpen’ writing competition, jointly organised by Suria TV, Warna 94.2 FM and other Malay organisations. He was part of the writing panel, which produced Suria TV Drama, ‘Anak Metropolitan’ which won the best television drama in the local television award, ‘Pesta Perdana 2001′. Professionally, Ishak has taught Malay Language for 20 years in secondary schools before joining SOTA in 2008 to spear head the Malay Language Faculty.