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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!

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Upcoming programmes in 2016!

 

As we welcome 2016, TheatreWorks would like to thank you for your support over the past year. Many of you have supported our artistic causes and many embraced our home, 72-13.


2015 was a fruitful year for us. Some of the highlights that drew inspiration and admiration from supporters like you, included the Performance Tour of Three Inches of Alive to South East District, our ever popular 24-Hour Playwriting Competition in its 18th edition, Writing From The Heart that sees 60 participants working hard at writing their plays, fantastic thought-provoking creations by our associates: Eng Kai Er, Joavien Ng & Loo Zihan with Indulgence, Incarnation of the Beast, and 50/50 respectively

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2016 kicks off with RE/PLAY Dance Edit by Junnosuke Tada collaborating with 8 Singaporean performers in February and our annual  Performance Tour to South East District. This year, the play is Between Consciousness written by Isaac LimIn October, we present GALA by internationally renowned dance maker, Jérôme Bel, who will be choreographing some 20 non-dancers for the Victoria Theatre stage!

What’s more, look out for two new works presented by our 2016 associates,  Eng Kai Er and Irfan Kasban. Our ever popular 24-Hour Playwriting Competition returns in July, and a new compendium of winning plays from the competition will be launched in March!

Get the latest updates on this blog and we look forward to seeing you soon at 72-13!