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Rakaputra Paputungan

Rakaputra Paputungan

Rakaputra Paputungan is a Jakarta-based musical theatre aficionado who seeks to spread the love of the art form in Indonesia. Often volunteering for musical or theatrical productions, he's always looking forward to the next showtime.


Feature: Passport to Broadway Returns with VIRTUAL BROADWAY GLOBAL AUDITION
December 4, 2022

New York-based Passport to Broadway returns with another program for Indonesian performers aspiring to be the next Broadway star. Passport to Broadway has previously worked with Indonesian students by providing various training programs, workshops, and information sessions in performing arts.

TEMAN's RENT Ignites the Air with Artistic Fire and Communal Warmth
December 2, 2022

TEMAN (Teater Musikal Nusantara) did what many Indonesian thespians thought impossible: bring Jonathan Larson’s 1996 RENT to the country. The show’s themes — which proved to be just as relevant in 2022, if not more so — were powerfully brought to life through effective direction, heartrending performances, and delightful production design.

TEMAN and Ciputra Artpreneur to Bring First-Ever Indonesian Production of RENT at CIPUTRA ARTPRENEUR
November 23, 2022

The production company TEMAN (Teater Musikal Nusantara) and art foundation Ciputra Artpreneur will bring Jonathan Larson's magnum opus RENT to Jakarta on 25-27 November 2022.

Feature: Indonesian Ballet Schools Come Together at ROAD TO WORLD BALLET DAY Event
October 14, 2022

On October 2nd, 2022 the ROAD TO WORD BALLET DAY event was held by Yayasan Bina Ballet Indonesia (, EKI Dance Company, and the Dance Committee of Dewan Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Art Council). Great Hall, Pob Loc, Jakarta served as the venue for the event.

Review: SUDAMALA: An Ageless Folklore that Tells an Ever-relevant Story
September 29, 2022

What did our critic think of SUDAMALA: DARI EPILOG CALONARANG at Gedung Arsip Nasional?

Review: UNDER THE VOLCANO is a Poetic Testament to the Human Spirit
August 28, 2022

What did our critic think of UNDER THE VOLCANO at CIPUTRA ARTPRENEUR?

Previews: The Dramatic Spectacle of UNDER THE VOLCANO to Engulf Ciputra Artpreneur
August 18, 2022

Based on a hundred year old poem, Bumi Purna Indonesia and Ciputra Artpreneur will bring the bombastic yet poignant UNDER THE VOLCANO to Jakarta on August 27. The production will run twice, starting at 16.00 and 20.00, at the Ciputra Artpreneur Theater.

Previews: Musical Communities to Come Together at First Ever FESTIVAL MUSIKAL INDONESIA
August 17, 2022

Indonesia's growing musical theater scene is finally ready for our own version of BroadwayCon - or, at least, that's what the people behind Festival Musikal Indonesia (FMI) believe. They are inviting theater companies and communities to come together and rejoice our love for all things musical on Saturday and Sunday, August 20-21 2022 at the Ciputra Artpreneur theater in Jakarta.

Previews: European Opera and Bornean Intertwine in INE AYA'
August 13, 2022

INE AYA' - SUARA SAMAR RIMBA ('the Forest's Faint Sound') is a new opera by Balaan Tumaan Ensemble & World Opera Lab. The opera's story is centered around the deforestation of Borneo.

Feature: THE BREAKING BARRIERS INITIATIVE Launched to Develop Female Indonesian Thespians
August 11, 2022

On August 11th, 2022, the Breaking Barriers Initiative (or 'Inisiatif Mendobrak Batas' in Indonesian) was launched through a media gathering in Cikini, Jakarta. This initiative was created to assist female Indonesian artists by providing additional space to collaborate, learn, and network in their process of creating artistic performances. Breaking Barriers Initiative strives to empower the creative process of female artists, especially in theater, and looks to facilitate the creation of collaborative theatrical productions.

July 31, 2022


Indonesia Kita Returns with the Satirical TAMU AGUNG
June 25, 2022

Another familiar name made their way back onto the stage. This time, it's the theatrical program Indonesia Kita by Kayan Production, which has produced several shows since 2011 before the Pandemic hit. They return with TAMU AGUNG ('The Exalted Guest'), and as per their modus operandi, it's a comedy full of political and social messages and big name actors.

BWW Review: TEGAK SETELAH OMBAK's Story of Perseverance Inspires, Both On and Off Stage
June 5, 2022

After a two-year delay, the musical monologue TEGAK SETELAH OMBAK ('Standing Tall After the Wave') by Titimangsa Foundation offers a look into the life of Inggit Garnasih, the second wife of Indonesia's founding father Soekarno.

BWW Feature: NURBAYA Musical Web Series Won PR Awards 2022 in Singapore
May 19, 2022

Indonesia Kaya's NURBAYA musical web series won the Bronze award at Marketing-Interactive PR Awards 2022 in Singapore for the Best PR Campaign: Entertainment category. NURBAYA ran for six episodes in 2021, each episode garnering more than 3 million views.

MATA KAMERA Monologue Serves Snapshot of Nation's First Professional Photographer
May 7, 2022

In 2021, Titimangsa and KawanKawan Media premiered Di Tepi Sejarah (‘On the Edge of History’), a series of monologues highlighting oft-forgotten historical figures. This year, the series returns with Mata Kamera (‘The Eye of the Camera’), a monologue of one Kassian Cephas, the first native Indonesian to become a professional photographer.

BWW Review: LSPR Teatro's First Original Spectacle DIVA Promises a Bright New Era
April 24, 2022

Diva, the latest offering from LSPR Teatro, premiered on December 10, 2021 at Cinépolis Plaza Semanggi. It was a momentous production for the theater club, being both their first original musical and their first cinematic show. Though not without obvious shortcomings, the tragic showbiz cautionary tale was nevertheless both enjoyable and impressive.

Honda Debuts Short Film SEPANJANG JALAN by Award Winning Director Kamila Andini
April 11, 2022

Vehicle manufacturer Honda released a short film titled “Sepanjang Jalan” ('Along the Road'), directed by award-winning director Kamila Andini. The premiere was held at Dreams Café, Senayan Park, Jakarta on April 1st, 2022. 

BWW Feature: Remembering Stephen Sondheim and His Legacy in Indonesia
November 27, 2021

On November 26, musical theatre icon Stephen Sondheim passed away. His musical career, spanning more than five decades, has enthralled and inspired thespians, writers, and fans from all over the world. As a tribute to the maestro, let's look back at Indonesian productions of his works, more than 10,000 miles away from his birthplace.

BWW Review: New Horror Musical IBU Delivers Frights and a Mother Lode of Drama
November 5, 2021

As Halloween season is wrapping up and some spookiness lingers still, Indonesia Kaya introduces a brand new horror musical titled IBU for those still looking to be delighted and frightened. The 45-minute musical film stars Andrea Miranda, Morgan Oey, Nino Prabowo, Sita Nursanti, and Chandra Satria.

October 21, 2021

The online dance competition INDONESIA MENARI VIRTUAL 2021 held its final round and crowned the winners on Sunday, October 10th, 2021.