M1 Fringe Festival: Foreign Bodies is for both Singaporeans and migrant workers

Foreign Bodies is co-directed by Serena Ho (far left) and Haresh Sharma (third from left). The project is a labour of love for the company members. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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SINGAPORE – Birds Migrant Theatre challenges people to rethink how they look at migrant workers in Foreign Bodies, which premieres at the M1 Fringe Festival on Jan 15.

Lead actors Bangladeshi Abdul Kader Zilani, 30, known professionally as Zilani, and Indonesian Deni Apriyani, 33, play Arif and Ani, migrant workers in Singapore who meet, fall in love and struggle with responsibilities back home.

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