June 29, 2008
Radio Silence is a play that takes place in a jungle, with two main characters - Boon, an officer, and Charlie, his driver. They are on a mission, the objectives of which they are unclear about, and their destination, equally uncertain. In this play, I explore the complexities of human relationships - the power struggles, the absurd rules and structures upon which society - especially military society as a subset of Singaporean society - operates, etc. The themes of communication and miscommunication are, as the title of the script might indicate, a major part of the interactions between the characters in the play, as they try to find their way out of the jungle.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "For anyone who might be inclined to see military life in Singapore being dramatised for the stage, in funny and enjoyable pieces by up and coming playwrights."
April 05, 2007
Short & Sweet 2007 Tracie Pang, KK Seet, Tan Kheng Hua, Lim Kay Tong, Samantha Scott-Blackhall, Loretta Chan
Calvin Yang said:
From the 18th to the 29th of April, avid theatregoers will get to a chance to view 40 ten-minute plays that showcases the best of Singapore's established and emerging writers, directors and actors including Tracie Pang, KK Seet, Tan Kheng Hua, Lim Kay Tong, Samantha Scott-Blackhall and Loretta Chan.
Short & Sweet 2007, now entering its sixth year, will be the biggest short play festival in the world.
Attracting over 1,400 entries from all over the globe, the theatre festival has staged over 700 plays and is watched by over 25,000 audience members.
Recommended by alvinism: "Support local theatre! :)"
December 10, 2006
We live in a fast-paced world, function in accordance to a defined logic and play by the rules of social norms. Anything that falls outside of these boundaries has the potential to make us uncomfortable, because it's not 'natural'. 'Natural' takes an honest peek into an aspect of life that will challenge us to reflect upon our own.
Recommended by Anonymous Coward: "Recognising Persons with special needs in the Performing Arts."
May 05, 2005
Kenneth Lyen describes the auditions for Five Foot Broadway, part of the Arts Festival fringe:
We held three gruelling four-hour-long audition sessions over the past week, looking for twenty performers for five musicals to be part of this year's Singapore Festival of the Arts fringe. Over sixty auditioneers turned up, their age ranging from 15 to 54 years, with a mean age of 23 years. The female to male ratio was 7:5. Most were Singaporeans, but I was surprised that nationals from China, Indonesia, Philippines, and Malaysia turned up to audition. A few of our auditioneers were former Singapore Idol wannabees. The auditioneers had prepared a fast and a slow song, and most sung them acapella, often holding the lyrics in hand.