First Act(s), Part 4

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20 July 2019 | 3:30pm
Black Box, Centre 42

(By invitation only)

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First Act(s) is a 4-part series featuring 8 plays-in-progress from a group of budding playwrights brought together by fate. These plays were born at the ‘Playwriting Workshop with Haresh Sharma’ (organised by the National Library Board, September – October 2018), and have now been taken to their next developmental step of rewrites and readings.

The plays will be publicly read to an invited audience for the first time, over 4 separate Guest Room sessions from March to July 2019:

Part 1, March 2019

  • Twin Butterflies by Clara Mok
  • We Cannot Bring Money When We Die by Christine Chia

Part 2, April 2019

  • Touch Wood by Auderia Tan
  • Untitled by XM Lim-Fang

Part 3, June 2019

  • A Midsummer White Dream by Ivy Chen
  • The House of Golden Chains by Larnce Alahendra

Part 4, July 2019

  • If Tomorrow Comes Again by Ivan Choong
  • First-World Problems by Alicia Kan


First Act(s), Part 4 was developed under Centre 42's Guest Room (now known as the New Scripts Residency). Read about Guest Room here.

First Act(s), Part 4

If Tomorrow Comes Again is a play about everyday relationships that define who we were, we are and will become.

Ivan has now attempted singing, acting, and writing in perhaps a desperate attempt to find meaning for his soul. He never thought he would act, let alone write – he is thankful and grateful.

Oliver Chong

Karen Tan, Lian Sutton, Zee Wong, Rei Poh, Vignesh Singh