TheatreWorks calls out for Intern Applicants!


TheatreWorks invites applicants for the position of Social Media Intern and Project Intern with the company. Interested applicants are invited to submit a resume, stating current and expected salary, and a current photo via email to

Please title your application as: “Application for <<Intern role>>”.

All applications should reach us no later than 18 August 2017. Only shortlisted applicants will be notified and contacted for an interview. It is advised that interviewees obtain some initial knowledge of the company.

Applicants will be required to commit to a minimum internship period of two to three months.

Social Media Intern

– To take care of all social media platforms of the company and assist in all social media matters of the company.
– To execute and implement marketing strategies and plans, and create content for social media postings;
– To support and promote the Company in all marketing and publicity relations; maintain and increase presence and awareness on the Company, its events and productions.

– Creative and able to think outside of the box;
– Fair interest in and knowledge of the arts;
– Proficient in MS Office and softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator;
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
– Strong interpersonal skills and a good team player;
– Minimum of a working experience in a similar position or minimum Diploma Holder from a recognised educational institution of a relevant Diploma/course
– To be able to start immediately.

Project Intern

– To assist the Project Manager in ensuring that all projects of the company have met their objectives and goes on smoothly.
– To assist in operational aspects of projects, such as creating schedules, determine resources, estimate time, track costs and project completion requirements.
– To anticipate and effectively mitigate problems; and consistently communicate with stakeholders about updates on progress;
– To assist in working proactively and collaboratively with both the Company team and external agencies to assess project requirements and ensure efficient development and delivery of assets per the marketing plan.

– Ability to stay calm during chaos, and to deal with varying creative personalities;
– Fair interest in and knowledge of the arts;
– Proficient in MS Office, including Excel;
– Excellent organisational and analytical skills and the ability to prioritize, monitor, and manage workload.
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
– Strong interpersonal skills and a good team player;
– Minimum of a working experience in a similar position or minimum Diploma Holder from a recognised educational institution of a relevant Diploma/course
– To be able to start immediately.

If you are keen on joining the company and contributing to TheatreWorks, an independent arts company with 32 years of history, download the internship application form here:




TheatreWorks WRITERS’ LAB responds to ST LIFE! Article “Local theatre groups nurture fledgling playwrights with masterclasses”

On 11 July 2017, The Straits Times LIFE! carried the article “Local theatre groups nurture fledgling playwrights with masterclasses, mentorship programmes”, which celebrated the growth of writing programmes and new Singapore plays in recent years. This augurs well for the Singapore scene. We, at TheatreWorks, stand with our theatre colleagues in celebrating the fruits of everyone’s labour.

TheatreWorks is, however, disappointed that we were not considered in the above-named article, which, as a result, ignored a large part of our Writers’ Lab playwriting development work in the last three decades. It is ironic that the Singapore Press Holdings was our first sponsor for the Writers’ Lab.

We found it necessary to articulate, in brief, the work of TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab.

TheatreWorks started the Writers’ Lab in 1990. The Writers’ Lab is still ongoing and has over the years evolved to remain relevant to the needs of our theatre scene. Through its various initiatives, the Writers’ Lab has made a difference and has impacted on Singapore’s playwriting ecosystem. The Writers’ Lab nurtured Singaporean playwrights and produced a number of prolific writers such as Tan Tarn How, Ovidia Yu, Eleanor Wong, Desmond Sim, Robin Loon, just to name a few. Along with that, we produced new writings, premièred new plays and published four compendiums of plays from the Writers’ Lab.

Ongoing for the last 20 years, is the annual TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab 24-Hour Playwriting Competition that has attracted close to 1,600 participants. This annual competition has discovered playwrights such as Jacke Chye (True Colours) Ng Yi-sheng (Ghost), Ahmad Musta’ain Bin Khamis (Serunding), Nur Sabrina Bte Dzulkifli (Of Babies (Not Really) And People). Yi-sheng has since gone on to publish his works and is known as a prolific writer, Ahmad’s work has been staged beyond Singapore, while Sabrina was recently awarded the Singapore Unbound Fellowship and will spend two weeks in New York working on a new writing project. The Writers’ Lab brought their plays to the heartlands. Our partnership with the South East CDC has also allowed us to produce a compendium of the winning plays of the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition from 2008 – 2015. This compendium is distributed to schools, educational institutions, public libraries and the general public, giving access to everyone as we seek to add to the canon of Singaporean works.

In 2015, the Writers’ Lab began its Writing From The Heart programme and invited Filipino playwright Tony Perez to conduct a series of workshops. To date, about 80 aspiring playwrights have taken part in the workshops. More importantly, each year, Tony mentors a select few from the workshops for a period of 12 or more months. Writing from the Heart nurtured and developed Helmi Yusof’s My Mother Buys Condoms, which, we then persuaded W!ld Rice to produce for its Singapore Theatre Festival 2016. Recently, Writing from the Heart held a public reading of three new scripts, which were in development for a year. One of these plays, by a never-produced playwright, will be staged as part of TheatreWorks’ 2018 Season.

TheatreWorks intends to keep the Writers’ Lab going and for it to be relevant. There is much to be done to push the artistic boundaries as well as giving voice to all who make Singapore their homes.

13 July 2017

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Choreography: Designing Space and Time – Artist Talk Happening Tonight!

In conjunction with TheatreWorks’ upcoming production in late July, The Roundest Circle, we also organised a talk  on contemporary dance!

Tuesday 11 July 2017, 8pm @ 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road!

The talk will be conducted by independent dance artist Lee Mun Wai, who was one of the founding members of T.H.E Dance Company (2008 – 2015). It has been Mun Wai’s current interest in his own practice to think about choreography and the body in expanded ways.

Using the fundamentals of dance making and choreography – designing / ordering / arranging bodies in space and time – Mun Wai will discuss Associate Artist Eng Kai Er’s choreographic process in general, and with respect to The Roundest Circle.

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Credits: Tan Ngiap Heng


Choreography is more than just the aesthetic arrangement of bodies. It can be a process that reflects many aspects of our society as well. What do you think?

Choreography: Designing Space and Time

Date: Tue, 11 July 2017
Time: 8pm
Free Admission. Register by emailing

Don’t miss your chance to join Lee Mun Wai in his talk on contemporary dance in Singapore! Come share your experiences and thoughts too!

SIFA is back at 72-13 again!

This year, TheatreWorks’ home, 72-13, is once again proud to be the official Venue/Equipment Partner for the Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA).

SIFA is an annual affair of artistic excellence, bringing to Singapore a mix of local and international productions and collaborations. Based on the theme of ‘ENCHANTMENT‘, this year’s edition hopes for festival goers to remain enchanted with what the world has to offer, stay connected to issues, and believe that every small difference matters.

Prior to the start of the O.P.E.N., some SIFA banners were put up right outside 72-13. You can’t miss them! 


There are shows from both the pre-festival O.P.E.N. (Open, Participate, Engage, Negotiate) and the main festival happening right here at 72-13. Here are the shows you should look out for!

O.P.E.N. Pre-festival

*Admission with O.P.E.N. Pass for all, limited single entry tickets available at the door for selected events.

  1. Art As Res Publicae | Opening Public Creation by Public Discussants, Commentators, Moderators and You!

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A historic moment in Singapore, and definitely in the arts, where public discussants will have, for the first time, a dialogue in the open on a central question that has been referred to them. This year, opening the entire SIFA 2017, The O.P.E.N. looks at art as res publicae or art as public interests. The root word of ‘republic’, ‘res publicae’ is a Latin phrase loosely defined as ‘public interests’. In the spirit of this definition, ART AS RES PUBLICAE will be exploring open questions of artworks, dialogue and negotiation. The central question that has to be unpacked: What is the ‘intangible value’ in an artwork?

28, 29 June at 7pm
3h 30min, intermission included

  1. Unsettled Assignments | Exhibition by Sidd Perez & Vuth Lyno


Unsettled Assignments considers the networks of unsettled South-South relations produced through post-colonial conflicts and peacekeeping interventions in Southeast Asia.

29 June – 9 July

Opens on 29 June, 7pm – 10pm
Tue – Sat: Noon – 6pm
Sun: Noon – 6pm

Closed on Monday

  1. The Unforgetting Space | Exhibition by Tan Biyun


Brilliant historian Eric Hobsbawm made persuasive arguments about the importance of building memory or mounting a ‘protest against forgetting’. Conceived with this in mind, The Unforgetting Space is an interactive and participatory installation featuring old textbooks, dating back to the 1970s, that Tan Biyun has collected.

29 June – 9 July

Opens on 29 June, 7pm – 10pm
Tue – Sat: Noon – 9pm
Sun: Noon – 6pm

Closed on Monday

  1. O.P.E.N. Histories: Exchanges | Series of Workshops and Film Screening


In conjunction with Tan Biyun’s exhibition of The Unforgetting Space and Sidd Perez and Vuth Lyno’s Unsettled Assignments, O.P.E.N. Histories: Exchanges is a series of workshops and a film screening that offers a deeper engagement with the ideas surrounding the exhibitions. 

*Registration is required for all due to limited capacity.

The Unforgetting Space: Workshops | By Tan Biyun
30 June, 4 – 7 July at 3pm
2h, no intermission

Unsettled Assignments: Workshop | by Sidd Perez & Vuth Lyno
1 July at 11am
6h, including one-hour lunch break

Unsettled Assignments: Screening of Where I Go by Kavich Neang | Introduction & post-screening dialogue with Vuth Lyno
1 July at 7pm
1h 30min, no intermission

  1. Spectres | Audio-visual Exhibition by Zai Tang


“The birds are silent in the woods.
Just wait: Soon enough
You will be quiet too.”

– Robert Hass

5 July, Opening: 7pm – 10pm
6 – 8 July, Noon – 5pm
9 July, Closing day: Noon – 6pm

  1. Spectres Live | Concerts by Bani Haykal, Cheryl Ong, Dennis Tan, Dharma, Fuzz Lee, Natalie Alexandra, Shark Fung, Wu Jun Han, Yuen Chee Wai & Zai Tang

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Each evening, three Singapore-based musicians are invited to play with artist, composer and sound designer Zai Tang. Through two hours of improvised, experimental music, they will explore sonic dialogues on the theme of disappearance.

6 – 8 July at 8pm
2h, chill and relax!

For more information on the events, visit the SIFA website here.

We’ll see you at 72-13 then!

TheatreWorks presents: The Roundest Circle

As we march onwards to July, TheatreWorks is thrilled to present a brand new work – The Roundest Circle by Eng Kai Er, Faye Lim and Felicia Lim!

Straying from the norm is the norm for TheatreWorks Associate Artist Eng Kai Er. Kai shares about the Associate Artist programme  “the open-ness of the Associate-ship allows us (Faye, Felicia and I) to explore what we are interested in, without pre-determining any theme that we should base ourselves off. It has been a very luxurious period of investigation, conversation and of course, dancing too!

In her latest work, Kai, Faye and Felicia challenge themselves by breaking all structure and taking out a key figure – the ‘leader’ from their decision making process. With no designated leader, they perform simultaneous leading and following, sharing and giving up physical and creative space.

What will be the outcome? Is the absence of a leader possible in making a performance?

Join us in this journey of discovery with Kai, Faye and Felicia as they venture into the undiscovered and the unchartered.

Performance Details:
27 & 28 July 2017
(Thursday and Friday)

72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007

$15 Standard
$10 Concessions for Student and Senior Citizens above 62 years old

To book your tickets, email or call us at 6737-7213.

Find out more about The Roundest Circle at our engagement blog here!

The Roundest Circle marks Kai’s third full production with TheatreWorks, after INDULGENCE (2015) and She Ain’t Heavy, She’s Reaching Into Space (2016), as part of her Associate-ship. TheatreWorks believes it is crucial to extend support to independent artists and does so through its Associate Artist Programme – a long-term platform to nurture and build the creative capacity of performance makers. It is a platform to enable artists to create boundary-pushing works. Past associates include Choy Ka Fai, Joavien Ng, Vertical Submarine and Charles Lim.

TheatreWorks Associate Artists have access to resources and opportunities for artistic research and for developing their works. We intend to constantly build on our circle of Associates, and in developing them, we grow and develop the Singapore arts ecosystem.

Call for Publicist! We are hiring!

TheatreWorks invites applicants for the position of Publicist (Full-Time) with the company.

Interested candidates are invited to submit a resume, stating current and expected salary, and a current photo via email to
Please title your application as: “Application for Publicist”.

All applications should reach us no later than 11th June 2017. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and contacted for an interview. It is advised that interviewees obtain some initial knowledge of the company.

Publicist (Full-Time)

– To understand inner-workings of the media and recognise topics journalists want to write about. Hence, cultivate positive relations with key members of the media in leading to press coverages for the company.
– To create publicity for the company and write press releases, as well as assist in forming and procuring press kits and articles.
– To execute and implement publicity strategies and plans, such as press event and launches;
– To support and promote the Company in all publicity and relations; maintain and increase presence and awareness on the Company, its events and productions.
– To plan and execute the Company’s Social Media Campaign across several platforms.

– Creative and able to think outside of the box;
– Fair interest in and knowledge of the arts;
– Proficient in MS Office and softwares such as Photoshop, Illustrator;
– Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentation skills;
– Strong interpersonal skills and a good team player;
– Minimum 2 years working experience in a similar position and minimum Diploma Holder from a recognised educational institution
– To be able to start immediately

Dramatised Readings 2017

TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab is thrilled to present a series of dramatised readings happening on 3 June 2017, from 2 to 10pm.

In line with our Writing from The Heart Workshop starting from 29 May to 4 June, these readings will showcase the work of three talented playwrights who have participated in the previous round workshop in 2014/2015.

Since the workshops, these three writers have received guidance from acclaimed writer Tony Perez, through a series of dramaturgy clinics, further editing and refining their scripts.

TheatreWorks is dedicated to nurturing and developing new writing from the community. Our script development focuses on exploration and creative dialogue between artists, away from the pressures of performance outcomes. It is not intended that writers will produce a performance-ready script by the end of the entire process; nor to conclude the process with the public reading this June. It is more to get feedback and responses from an interested audience to help contribute to the development of these newly written scripts.

Synopses of Plays

Go Home | By Isaac Lim
Father and son. Estranged. They return to a house filled with memories, both pleasant and painful. The two men negotiate each other, as they share secrets and lies. Through intimate conversations, multiple swearings, and loads of baggage, emotional and otherwise, this forgotten space opens up to be more dirty than it appears. Together, they try to make it livable again. Can they find the comfort they long for in a home they never quite belong?

13.13.13 | By Tan Mae Shen
William and Sam have the perfect relationship. Sam doesn’t want children; William doesn’t want to be married. 13.13.13. explores the form, substance and intimacy of a relationship when a binding agreement unravels.

Of What Could Be | By Beverly Wee
Exploring the conflict between pursuing our dreams and the pressures of the practical aspects of life. Whether it’s missed opportunities of the past we hold on to or the “if only” events we long for believing they will make our lives better. When faced with a second chance, will you dare to take it and is it truly the answer to a more perfect life? Are our ideal scenarios we imagine truly as perfect as we project them to be when they play out in real life? Do we chase our ideals or learn to be content with what we what have?

Told through a complicated relationship brought about by situational circumstances, GIRL takes a second chance to pursue what she always believed would make her life more perfect at the expense of what she has. Life is messy and complicated. And the ones who stay in our lives are the ones we choose, who choose us back.

Dramatised Readings Details:

Date: 3rd June 2017, 2pm to 10pm
Venue: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007

1) Go Home | Isaac Lim | 2pm to 4pm

2) 13.13.13 | Tan Mae Shen | 4.30pm to 6.30pm

3) Of What Could Be | Beverly Wee | 8pm to 10pm

If you’re keen, head over to our Eventbrite at to register! Don’t wait any longer; reserve your seat now!

Our Writing From The Heart playwriting workshop is back again, by popular demand!

Interested in playwriting but feel that you aren’t certain if you could write a play? Well, we have good news for you! Our ever popular Writing from the Heart Playwriting Workshops is back!

From 29 May to 4 June to join us for this week-long workshops, headed by renowned writer Tony Perez! From chakra points to meditative sessions, Tony will guide participants on a soul-searching journey, and from there lead you to writing the play you’ve always wanted to!

Emerging Singaporean playwright Helmi Yusof, first penned his new play My Mother Buys Condoms at the workshop in 2014. It was then further developed over a period of one year through a series of dramaturgical clinics under the guidance of Perez, before being presented to the public at a dramatised reading in July 2015. Since then, it had been picked up by local theatre company, W!ld Rice, and staged professionally as a full production at the Singapore Theatre Festival in July 2016.

“Tony Perez is a wonderful, thoroughly unconventional and intuitive teacher. He talks about everything from chakra points and meditation to Freud and Jung, and you’re asked to try them out in class, so you have to have a very, very open mind.”  – Helmi Yusof, participant in 2015.

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After the successful edition of Writing from the Heart from 2014 to 2016, TheatreWork’s Writing and Community is thrilled to invite Tony Perez back to conduct an interactive playwriting workshop this May 2017.

This series of workshops aims to:

  • Unearth and inspire new playwriting enthusiasts from within the community
  • Share one of the region’s best playwriting skills and expertise with the community
  • Develop new plays through a post-workshop mentorship and dramaturgy programme


TheatreWorks is currently seeking a new group of writers for this workshop. Those who are keen, please email or call Ezzat at 6737-7213 to register before 25 May, 12pm.

Workshop details: 

Date: 29 May to 4 June 2017
Venue: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
Registration Fee: $200

Open to participants 17 years and above. Limited to 20 participants.

Head over to our Writing & Community blog post for more information on Tony Perez and the workshop sessions he will be conducting!

Don’t wait any longer, register with us to book your space now!

At 72-13 this week – OFF KILTER by Ramesh Meyyappan

Award-winning actor and master of physical theatre Ramesh Meyyappan returns with an exciting new work, OFF KILTER!

OFF KILTER is a dark, comedic, highly physical, visual theatre production, incorporating masterful non-verbal storytelling. Catch the work-in-progress showing at 72-13 next week, before it premieres in Glasgow!

Register for a seat today!

Date: 4 & 5 May 2017
Time: 8pm
Venue: 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road


ArtsPicks this week – The Roundest Circle!

Looking for something to do tonight – Friday, 21 April? Or tomorrow Saturday 22 April?

Come on down to TheatreWorks home, 72-13 and catch our brand new work – The Roundest Circle! Presented by dance artists Eng Kai Er, Faye Lim and Felicia Lim.

Come witness as they translate their shared knowledge into a unified performance. The work is rooted in their practice of dance improvisation and driven by curiosity, collaboration, and contestation of ideas.

Roundest Circle ArtsPick

Kai Er, Faye and Felicia are at the halfway point of their project due for presentation in July. In this April work-in-progress showing, see what they have been exploring from January to April! And in the post-performance dialogue, tell them what you think!

Email to reserve your seats now!

The Roundest Circle is part of TheatreWorks’ Associate Artist Programme and TheatreWorks’ long established belief in developing and nurturing Singapore artists. It is also part of TheatreWorks’ aim to present innovative contemporary experiences and artistic expression that offer Singapore audiences alternatives. Its home, 72-13 is an incubator for artistic experiments by both artists and creative, while being a consistent conduit for dialogues between disciplines and cultures.