The Curators Academy – Call for Application!

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OPEN CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS

TheatreWorks (Singapore), in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Singapore, is calling for participants to be part of the first edition of The CURATORS ACADEMY conceived & led by ONG Keng Sen, the Artistic Director of TheatreWorks (Singapore) and Founding Festival Director of Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA), 2014 to 2017.

The CURATORS ACADEMY invites interested individuals from South East Asia to apply for a place in the Academy. The duration of the Academy is from 24 to 28 January 2018 in Singapore. English will be the language of communication.

MISSION
The CURATORS ACADEMY is concerned with the curation of performance but intends to move beyond the skills of curation, unlike conventional training programmes in universities.

Its emphasis is on developing a context when there is little or none, for ‘growing’ performance, which engages and interrogates the politics of the local, the site. The first recognition of the Academy is that very often, curators need to cultivate a scene of processes between their public intellectuals, artists, audiences and civil society, to construct a scene and its own specifics.

PARTICIPANTS
This initiative is for aspiring curators in South East Asia. These will primarily be independent artists and producers with strong networks but the Academy will strive to provide a platform for exchange to develop various curatorial perspectives and considerations with them. The Academy is open to programmers affiliated with institutions; the focus remains on the development of independent curation.

It is the CURATORS ACADEMY’s belief that the curators nurture porous contexts, conversations, continuities through interrogating archives/legacies and bridging potentialities.

MECHANICS
The participants will be engaging in dialogue with trainers who will include ONG Keng Sen, curators from Germany as well as curators from other parts of the world. The trainers will bring specific perspectives based on their research and practice.

APPLICATION DETAILS :
The CURATORS ACADEMY invites individuals who have / who are:

  • An independent aspiring curator from South East Asia, who comes from the background of making art or producing art;
  • curious;
  •  a ready network; and
  • a desire to activate their networks to enable and transform their contexts and their communities. This includes enabling and transforming institutions they interact with, either from outside the institution(s) or sometimes in collaboration with the institution(s).

HOW TO APPLY?

Your application must include:

  • A brief description of your curatorial experience if any,
  • your current artistic and production practice,
  • A brief description of your current network(s)
  • Curriculum Vitae (up-to-date)
  • Portfolio of the recent projects / works (max. 10MB total)
  • how you intend to enable and transform your local contexts, communities or institutions, if given an opportunity.

Applications shall be submitted via email to the following email address: taytong@theatreworks.org.sg

Application deadline: 27 November 2017, 23:55 hours (Singapore time)

Please also keep in mind that only digital material is accepted and all documents shall be sent in the same email. TheatreWorks (Singapore) can respond to email inquiries except regarding the status of individual applications.

Successful applicants shall be informed in due course.

The CURATORS ACADEMY shall provide the selected participant a return economy class air-ticket from his/her city of residence to Singapore, per diem and hotel accommodation for the duration of the Academy from 23 January (day of arrival) to 28 January 2018. The day of departure from Singapore is 29 January 2018

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We are expanding our team!

TheatreWorks is calling for applications for the following positions. Interested applicants should send in their cover letter and CV, indicating your expected salary, to Mervyn QUEK at mervyn@theatreworks.org.sg by 19 Nov 2017.

Shorlisted candidates will be notified by 1 Dec 2017.

1) Production Coordinator

The Production Coordinator will be responsible for operational and production related arrangements of all contracted productions. This includes:

  • Contracting and coordinating various aspects of the productions including preparing, monitoring and maintaining production budgets, purchasing and rental of equipment
  • Scheduling of meetings, rehearsals, technical rehearsals and performances
  • Arrangement of hotel accommodations, booking of (touring company) air travel, facilitation of contracts and visas for artists and production personnel;Hiring and supervising technical staff
  • Assisting in the general maintenance of the company’s rehearsal and performance spaces, as well as all equipment;
  • All other duties as assigned with regards to the preparation, operation and production of the company’s Singapore and touring productions.

Requirements:

  • Meticulous and a multi-tasker and able to work within tight timelines
  • Strong interest in the arts is a MUST
  • Strong administrative, communication and inter-personal skills are a MUST
  • Proficiency in MS Office and preferably familiar with software such as Autocad
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in a similar position and minimum Diploma Holder from a recognised educational institution

Remuneration will commensurate with candidates’ work experience

 

2) Partnership Executive

The Partnership Executive will lead the developing and implementing of TheatreWorks’ partnership initiatives with various stakeholders.

Partnerships

  • To grow Company’s Partnership portfolio and revenue streams including corporate sponsorships and fundraisers
  • To grow Company’s reach to potential audiences while deepening relationships with current audiences
  • To maintain and deepen relationships with existing partners, donors and stakeholders

Requirements:

  • Creative and imaginative
  • Strong interest in the arts is a MUST
  • Strong administrative, communication and inter-personal skills are a MUST
  • Proficiency in MS Office and preferably familiar with software such as Photoshop, Illustrator;
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in a similar position and minimum Diploma Holder from a recognised educational institution

Remuneration will commensurate with candidates’ work experience

 

3) Engagement Executive

The Engagement Executive will be responsible for reaching out to the Company’s community of artists, audiences, patrons and other stakeholders.

  • To assist the Managing Director in matters relating to the Company’s Engagement and Outreach programmes and activities which includes strategising and creating programmes / activities that will increase the Company’s engagement with its community of artists, audiences, patrons and other stakeholders.  The overall aim is to increase the Company’s reach and profile, leading to the enlargement of the Company’s support base that includes audiences and stakeholders.
  • To create content for the Company’s websites and to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of these websites.
  • To promote the Company’s connections and information flow with its defined ‘community’ as listed above.
  • To assist in the conceptualising and developing methods and ideas to publicise the company’s programmes including productions, exhibitions, presentations and screenings.
  • To work with and supervise appointed project staff, with the aim to co-ordinate and manage the above programmes in the most efficient manner.

Responsibilities:

  • Conceive and Implement Publicity Strategies
  • Conceptualise and develop methods and ideas to publicise the company’s programmes including productions, exhibitions, presentations and screenings
    Strategise and manage the usage of online and offline media such as EDMs, social media, print and broadcast media
  • Liaise with design houses on briefs and concepts for publicising company’s programmes
  • Liaise with designers / printers for the production of publicity collaterals
    Management of Publicity and Media Platforms
  • Organise, manage and maintain press and media relations for the company
    Organise, manage and maintain company’s mailing list

Requirements:

  • Creative and imaginative
  • Strong interest in the arts is a MUST
  • Strong administrative, communication and inter-personal skills are a MUST
  • Proficiency in MS Office and preferably familiar with software such as Photoshop, Illustrator;
  • Minimum 2 years working experience in a similar position and minimum Diploma Holder from a recognised educational institution

Remuneration will commensurate with candidates’ work experience

The Prize Presentation of the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition!

Our judges for the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition are hard at work reading all the submitted scripts, and will soon come to a decision on the winners!

The Prize Presentation of the Competition will be on Saturday, 4th November 2017, and we invite everyone to join us as we announce the winners!

Date: Saturday, 4 November 2017
Time: 4.00pm to 6.00pm
Venue: 72-13, Mohamed Sultan Road Singapore 239007

Programme:
4.00pm Arrival of Guests
4.30pm Arrival of Guest-of-Honour
4.35pm Welcome Address
4.40pm Comments from the Judges
4.50pm  Reading of Excerpts of Winning Scripts
5.20pm Prize Presentation
5.30pm Tea Reception
6.00pm End of Programme

Please RSVP your attendance to Ezzat at ezzat@theatreworks.org.sg by Wednesday 1 November 2017.

 

Open call – Join us for a film seminar!

Notes on roads, trips,
and other possible slips and falls. 

A film seminar by Heman Chong This film seminar compliments Heman’s exhibition ‘Because, The Night’ that will occur for 6 nights in November at 72-13. The themes within the film seminar will overlap with the bookshop, touching on inequality, racism, homophobia, overpopulation, forced migration, exploitation of labor, overconsumption, climate change and many other issues affecting modern society.

When something or someone is trying to get from Point A to Point B, we have the possible beginnings of a road movie. I have been watching and re-watching a selection of about 150 films that I have collected since 2003. They have always inspired me; satisfying and igniting my wanderlust at the same time.

I have always wanted to make a film seminar for artists, filmmakers and writers who are interested to think about, around and inside all sorts of different journeys. So, here we are. We’ll sit and watch 9 different films, in their entirety, over 3 days and form an informal discussion around what we are seeing.

The films will only be revealed at the time of the screening. Something that we need to agree upon is whatever we talk about in those 3 days, while we’re watching those films; the material we generated will be collectively available to each of us in the film seminar as raw material to develop a story involving a road trip, shared amongst the participants of this film seminar.

We are looking at a small group of individuals to join us on this journey. Please be willing to commit 3 full days between 10 am to 6 pm each day between 20-22 October 2017 to be present at 72-13. There is no charge to attend this seminar. Please send an email to ezzat@theatreworks.org.sg with this attached form fully filled out. Type ‘Because, The Night (Film seminar)’ in the Subject. We’ll let you know if you’re in or you’re out as soon as we can.

  1. Full name:
  2. Occupation:
  3. Website (if any):
  4. Age:
  5. Top ten favourite films:
  6. Top ten favourite novels:
  7. Top ten visual art works:
  8. Describe the things you’re obsessed about:

Because, The Night – A second hand bookshop for insomniacs by Heman Chong

Because, the Night
A second hand bookshop for insomniacs
Heman Chong

10pm – 4am
9 – 11 & 16 – 18 November 2017
72-13, Singapore

Based on a list of 50 books culled from a series of informal conversations (touching on inequality, racism, homophobia, overpopulation, forced migration, exploitation of labor, overconsumption, climate change, etc) with friends and strangers on Facebook, ‘Because, the Night’ is a non-profit, second-hand bookshop produced by artist Heman Chong that will inhabit 72-13 for six nights in November 2017. It is open between 10 pm to 4 am; a space built for people who can’t sleep at night, a temporary home for insomniacs. Books include ‘Men Explain Things to Me’ by Rebecca Solnit, ‘2666’ by Roberto Bolaño, ‘The Bluest Eye’ by Toni Morrison, ‘Archaeologies of the Future’ by Frederic Jameson and many, many more.

‘Because, The Night’ extends and follows a thread in Chong’s work that he has woven since 1997. His concerns about the production and distribution of knowledge has brought him to produce exhibitions, conferences, books; playing roles outside of the artist— as curator, writer and of course, the bookseller. The bookshop is a confluence of many things. It is at once a depository of ideas, but at the same time, a social space in which individuals exchange ways of reading and seeing ideas. Chong is particularly interested in the display and the trading of second hand books, especially books that have been rejected from public and personal libraries; objects discarded and then later discovered by other readers. The book as a object passed from one hand to another, one eye to the next.

In conjunction with this bookshop with strange opening hours, Chong will show two sculptural works from his oeuvre. Firstly, a large selection of ‘Stacks’, a series he is well known for. They are free standing compositions involving books and various glass receptacles (drinking cups, perfume bottles, etc) are stacked to form fragile and intriguing associations with each other. A new series ‘After Hours’ accompanies both the bookshop and the stacks as large, hulking sentinels in the space. These sculptures are fashioned after open air stalls one would encounter in shopping centers or street markets where an entire stall selling all sorts of things are bound up in cloth after closing hours.

The multi-faceted works of Chong is located at the intersection between image, performance, situations and writing. He has recently produced a series of interconnected exhibitions located in Art Sonje Center (Never, A Dull Moment, 2015), South London Gallery (An Arm, A Leg and Other Stories, 2015) and Rockbund Art Museum (Ifs, Ands, Or Buts, 2016). He is the co-director and founder (with Renée Staal) of ‘The Library of Unread Books’ which has been installed in NTU Center for Contemporary Art in Singapore, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) in Manila and will be traveling to Casco Projects in Utrecht and Ilham Gallery in Kuala Lumpur. He is currently working on a novel ‘The Book of Drafts’ which will be published by Polyparenthesis in 2019.

Full list of books

1. 2666 / Roberto Bolano
2. Never let me go / Kazuo Ishiguro
3. The Sirens of Titan / Kurt Vonnegut
4. The Road / Cormac McCarthy
5. W, or the Memory of Children / Georges Perec
6. Seeing / Jose Saramago
7. Blindness / Jose Saramago
8. The Savage Detectives / Roberto Bolano
9. The Rings of Saturn / W.G. Sebald
10. The Dispossessed / Ursula K. Le Guin
11. Written on the Body / Jeanette Winterson
12. The Handmaid’s Tale / Margaret Atwood
13.The Origins of Totalitarianism / Hannah Arendt
14. Men Explain Things to Me / Rebecca Solnit
15. A Universal History of the Destruction of Books: From Ancient Sumer to Modern-day Iraq / Fernando Baez
16. Wanderlust / Rebecca Solnit
17. The Man in the High Castle / Philip K. Dick
18. The Encyclopedia of Early Earth / Isabel Greenberg
19. One Hundred Nights of Hero / Isabel Greenberg
20. Foe / J.M. Coetzee
21. Elizabeth Costello / J.M. Coetzee
22. Under the Skin / Michel Faber
23. Why This World : A Biography of Clarice Lispector / Benjamin Moser
24. The Hour of the Star / Clarice Lispector
25. The Golden Notebook / Doris Lessing
26. The Bluest Eye / Toni Morrison
27. Woman at Point Zero / Nawal El Saadawi
28. Woman on the Edge of Time / Marge Piercy
29. Archaeologies of the future / Frederic Jameson
30. The Atrocity Exhibition / J.G. Ballard
31. The Female Man / Joanna Russ
32. The Catch / Kenzaburō Ōe
33. The Woman in the Dunes / Kōbō Abe
34. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit / Jeanette Winterson
35. Women Without Men: A Novel of Modern Iran / Shahrnush Parsipur
36. Mrs Dalloway / Virginia Woolf
37. To the lighthouse / Virginia Woolf
38. Island of a Thousand Mirrors / Nayomi Munaweera
39. The Good Terrorist / Doris Lessing
40. I love Dick / Chris Kraus
41. Aliens and Anorexia / Chris Kraus
42. Torpor / Chris Kraus
43. Summer of Hate / Chris Kraus
44. Gilgi / Irmgard Keun
45. A Train of Powder / Rebecca West
46. The Gulag Archipelago / Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
47. V For Vendetta / Alan Moore
48. The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle / Haruki Murakami
49. The Last Thing He Wanted / Joan Didion
50. A Field Guide to Getting Lost / Rebecca Solnit

 


Heman Chong is a Singaporean artist whose work is located at the intersection between image, performance, situations and writing. He has recently produced a series of interconnected exhibitions located in Art Sonje Center (Never, A Dull Moment, 2015), South London Gallery (An Arm, A Leg and Other Stories, 2015) and Rockbund Art Museum (Ifs, Ands, Or Buts, 2016). He is the co-director and founder (with Renée Staal) of ‘The Library of Unread Books’ which has been installed in NTU Center for Contemporary Art in Singapore, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Design (MCAD) in Manila and will be traveling to Casco Projects in Utrecht and Ilham Gallery in Kuala Lumpur. He is currently working on a novel ‘The Book of Drafts’ which will be published by Polyparenthesis in 2019.

 

TheatreWorks presents: OFF KILTER

Off Kilter Main Pic with Photo Credit

TheatreWorks is thrilled to announce our upcoming production in October! Helmed by internationally acclaimed performer Ramesh Meyyappan. Fresh from its run in Glasgow, where it garnered rave reviews, Off Kilter features Ramesh’s unique style of performance – an eclectic mix of visual and physical theatre.

…the sheer artistry Meyyappan brings to his performance – and the power of Joel Nah’s supporting score and soundscape… makes Off Kilter a profoundly absorbing and moving show.” – The Scotsman, Glasgow

Ramesh is an artist who seeks out courage, hope and redemptive transformation in his story telling …one of his (Ramesh Meyyappan) finest performances yet.”                      – The Herald, Glasgow

“Jaw-dropping display of both pure physical comedy and magic… devastating moments of beauty, humour and pathos …this is a timely, deeply heartfelt gem.”                               The List, Glasgow

“A brilliant physical performer, Meyyappan’s control and expressiveness of movement are magnetic, and he emanates a warmth and humour that constantly invites empathy.”  – Exeunt Magazine

“The work I have been creating is purely visual – the stories and narratives tend to focus on us – what it is to be human, human stories that we all can relate to,” explains Meyyappan. Off Kilter explores mental well-being, identity, feeling a little bit different from everyone else and not quite being yourself.

At work and at home, Joe Kilter has his routine. Some people think Joe is obsessive. Joe would prefer not to be thought of at all. A change in his routine turns his world askew. His life is no longer his own, his house is knocked sideways and he’s off his game. Joe Kilter is off-kilter. Feeling increasingly isolated, his life feels impossible until he is forced to exist in darkness.

Off Kilter is a darkly comedic visual theatre production, incorporating illusions and masterful non-verbal storytelling. Ramesh Meyyappan is a master of physical theatre, award-winning actor, and internationally renowned visual theatre artist. His last major work, Butterfly, played to sold out audiences in the UK, USA, Singapore and at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Performance Details:
11 – 14 October 2017
8pm
Approximately 60 minutes with no intermission
72-13, Mohamed Sultan Road Singapore 239008

Ticketing Details:
$35 (Standard)
$25 (Concession for Students, Seniors above 62 years

20% Early Bird Discount: 10 – 31 August 2017

Tickets available on sale on all SISTIC Channels.
(Prices exclude SISTIC handling fee).

TheatreWorks 24-Hour Playwriting Competition is back!

The much-awaited TheatreWorks’ 24-Hour Playwriting Competition is back! This unique Competition marks a milestone this year as we celebrate its 20th edition!

The site of the competition has always been quirky and inspiring, and it is no exception this year. To be held at the rustically inspiring Kampung Kampus, Home of Ground-Up Initiative, the site is surrounded by lush greenery and fertile ground – a place for developing and practising sustainable living methods.

Who knows, these 24 hours at Kampung Kampus may not only inspire your writing, but it may also change your perception and attitude to life. Especially with the advent of climate change, the advent of global populist and protectionist trends, how are we to respond? Can we, in our own ways, make an impact?

The competition, as in previous years, is a platform to discover potential playwrights in our midst.  One of the winners will have his / her play developed by theatre professionals and produced in full. This production will be taken on a performance tour to the South East District in the first quarter of 2018.

Competition Details: 
Date: 16 – 17 Sep 2017
Time: 4pm – 4pm
Venue: Kampung Kampus, Home of Ground-Up Initiative – 91 Lorong Chencharu, Singapore 769201

Competition Categories: 
Youth: 15 – 18 years old
Open: 19 years old and above

Registration Fee: 
Youth Category: S$40
Open Category: S$55

Prizes for each category:
1st Prize: S$700
2nd Prize: S$500
3rd Prize: S$300
Merit: S$100

To register, please download and fill up the registration form here and email it to ezzat@theatreworks.org.sg by 3 Sep 2016.

There will only be 70 slots available for the competition.


The 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2017 is presented as part of TheatreWorks Writers’ Laboratory Writing & Community Programme, in partnership with the South East Community Development Council. Writing & Community is a holistic, unique programme that serves the community through harnessing individual talents and creatives.

Writing & Community is a strand of TheatreWorks Engagement to encourage audience appreciation of the Arts, and deepen the knowledge of its patrons as well as stakeholders.

TheatreWorks calls out for Intern Applicants!

callforinterns

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 tworks@singnet.com.sg

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

Responsibilities:
– 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.

Requirements:
– 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

Responsibilities:
– 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.

Requirements:
– 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-internship_application_form_2017 

 

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

Article link: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/nurturing-fledgling-playwrights

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.

drama mama lmw 3 credit TAN NGIAP HENG

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 ezzat@theatreworks.org.sg

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!