Siti Rubiyah

In 1975 Mochtar Lubis wrote his best seller Harimau! Harimau! (Tiger! Tiger!) in which a vulnerable young character Siti Rubiyah, is abandoned to a horrifying fate alone in the middle of the Sumatran jungle.

This new work by Katrina Irawati Graham travels back to the jungle to imagine what might have happened next.  Developed through the Lotus Playwriting Project, an initiative of CAAP and Playwriting Australia supported by the Girgensohn Foundation, the work is part of the Carriageworks 2018 In Development Program.



  • Katrina Irawati Graham


  • Tessa Leong

Sound Designer

  • Michael Toisuta

Set & Lighting Designer

  • Govin Ruben

Movement Director

  • Danielle Micich

Produced by

  • CAAP with assistance from Performing Lines

Information for Presenters

This work is currently in development. We will be seeking presentation partners for 2020 and beyond.

Project Partners & Acknowledgements

The project has been developed through the Lotus Playwriting Project and supported by the Girgensohn Foundation. This project is assisted by the Federal Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body. The work is part of the Carriageworks 2018 In Development Program.

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