UPCOMING EVENTS

Verse in Prose: Manhood

A Dynamoverse production

7pm Tues, Feb 26 2019
Java Creative Cafe
Toul Tom Poung
53 Street 468

As a complement to FemFest and the Vagina Monologues (Feb 15, 16, 17) Verse in Prose is putting together an all-male line-up to learn more about “Manhood.” This is to create space for men to share their personal and true stories on growing up and navigating the world as a man. Everyone is welcome!

Whose Line Is It Anyway? LIVE

A Comedy in Cambodia production

Doors open 6:30pm,
Show start: 7pm,
Wed 6 Mar 2019
Java Creative Cafe
Toul Tom Poung
53 Street 468

It’s finally here… the electrifying Phnom Penh debut of WHOSE LINE IS IT ANYWAY?

‘Comedy in Cambodia’ and ‘Yes, and…’ improv group combine once again for a ‘Copy and Paste TV’ show. Following the sold out performance of Would I Like To You Live, they now present this much-loved improvised comedy format, which takes the phrase `audience participation’ literally.

Audience members conjure up ideas for the games and skits that our actors Elijah Bell, Ester Fang, Evan Heiser, Sam Thomas and Jay B Jones have to play out, with host Allison Sallinger attempting to keep things in check. Everything is completely made up on the spot, so this show has never been seen before and will never be seen again!

Be part of this one-off, hilarious event. Advance tickets are just $5 each, and you can get them either via Last2Ticket (online or at vendors across town) or by email reservation to livecomedyincambodia@gmail.com. Unclaimed tickets will be $7 on the door but we are expecting another sellout, so make sure you book quickly.

ALL profits will be donated to local charity EPIC ARTS CENTRE, a non-profit school for disabled children in Kampot. Look forward to seeing you there!

Current Program

Women of the Edge of Time

A solo exhibition by Tum Yuryphal, a Creative Generation awardee
Curated by Meta Moeng

Showing until: Feb 28, 2019
Java Creative Cafe Toul Kork
20A Street 337

The title of this exhibition, Women of the Edge of Time comes from Yuryphal’s deeply personal experiences as a woman in Cambodia. Yuryphal develops her works reflecting on her experiences as a woman in this society but also as a reflection from the experiences of other women as well. Yuryphal relies on local materials, especially cotton string, which are conceptally loaded from her experiences and thought.

This installation will allow the visitors to the questioning of what they see. It will be the dialogue that takes place between the artist’s work and the visitors.

That Which is Hidden

An exhibition of sculptures by Bor Hak and paintings by Hour Seyha

Showing until Feb 28, 2019
Java Creative Café Independence Monument
56 Sihanouk Blvd

The works of both Bor Hak and Hour Seyha seek to reveal the hidden meaning in the world around us. Seyha, as he explains, is a “child of forest” and grew up in the Forest of Athor in Oddar Meanchey. There he encountered the forest spirits and the ghosts of lives lost. In this series of paintings he makes visible apparitions that like their living counterparts seek safety from the threatening environment. In the sculptures of Bor Hak, he finds the hidden figure inside a piece of wood. Once revealed, it carries a message to the viewer to look beyond what we know, or what we think we know.

Vajramala: Spirit of Khmer Dance

6:30pm Every Saturday and Sunday
Counterspace Theater
Java Toul Tom Poung

Experience the power of Khmer classical dance, a moving meditation developed more than 1,000 years ago. Join Prumsodun Ok & NATYARASA—Cambodia’s first gay dance company—as we give new life to our rich heritage, and elevate the quality of life and expression for LGBTQ people.

“Radical Beauty . . . Brave but also intimate and tender.” The Bangkok Post, Thailand

Sophiline Arts Ensemble presents The Lives of Giants

6:30pm Every Thursday and Friday
Counterspace Theater
Java Toul Tom Poung

Abused daily by demi-gods, the demon Akeang Khamaso begs for justice from his lord Preah Eysor. Bestowed with a magic finger that destroys all it points at, the victim quickly becomes the abuser and wreaks havoc in the palaces of heaven. Featuring stellar dancers dressed in fanciful costumes, The Lives of Giants is a contemporary meditation on bullying, cycles of violence, and the responsibilities of wielding power, performed by the globally acclaimed Sophiline Arts Ensemble.