A MONOLOGUE THEATRE PERFORMANCE
“PEREMPUAN MENUNTUT MALAM”
(WOMEN SEIZE THE NIGHT)
On the occasion of International Women’s Day March 2008
“Women Seize the Night”, comprised 4 manuscripts – with three being performed at each performance. Three were written by Faiza Mardzoeki and Rieke Diah Pitaloka. These were: “A Plate of Fried Rice”, “Under a street light”, and “A busy morning”. “The dance of the Empu” was written by Tati Krisnawaty.
These performances entitled “Women Seize the Night” was inspired by the “Reclaim The night” movement organized by activists in Rome in 1976. Around 10,000 women and children turned out on the streets to demand and end to sexual violence against women and children. This was a movement of “Breaking the silence of Men Sexual’s Violence”. This movement has now spread to many other countries.
In patriarchal societies, violence against women finds form in almost every corner of life. These plays have emerged from rejection of this.