Every other month, the New Scripts Residency provides three scripts with considered dramaturgical support in the form of either a facilitated table read or one-on-one dramaturgy sessions with our Writer in Residence. If you have a script that you want to take forward to the next draft, this residency is ideal for you.
Playwrights who submit their script(s) for this cycle must be able to attend the Table Read in person, scheduled for Monday 26 September 2022.
Our inaugural Writer-in-Residence Michelle Tan joins us from mid-August 2022 to mid-March 2023. This 6-month residency aims to spotlight and platform the Writer in Residence through presentations of her work(s), and engagements with younger writers and the public.
As part of the residency, Michelle will also be participating in the New Scripts Residency, offering dramaturgical support and feedback to scripts from the open call.
The pilot version of the Playwright’s Professional Development Residency will support four early-career playwrights who will undergo a one-year journey together as a cohort with Programme Leader Joel Tan.
We are thrilled to announce the four inaugural residents:
A fun and informal reading series where writers sign up to present short (10-15 minutes) dramatic pieces that respond to recent headlines. Each performance will be "headlined" by a more experienced writer, and the remaining 3 acts selected via open call on a first-come-first served basis
Staged: January 2023
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Huzir Sulaiman is one of Southeast Asia's most eminent playwrights, widely acclaimed for his elegant use of language, inventive humour and complex characters. The 12 plays in this collection offer unexpected perspective on social, political, and psychological realities that make for riveting theatre.
The works defy easy classification, ranging from the biting political satire Atomic Jaya (1998), a madcap account of Malaysia's attempt to build an atomic bomb; to Occupation (2002)
You're invited to the Wingfield residence.
A dingy flat in the slums of Saint Louis in the years prior to World War Two. Inside, cheap furniture, an old typewriter, a picture of a father who deserted his family long ago, and a shelf full of tiny glass animals. Outside, the noisy street, the flashing lights of a dance hall, the cities and vast spaces beyond. The only way in is by the fire escape. It is also the only way out.
As their hopes and dreams slowly dissolve in the sea of despair and monotony t
Singapore Repertory Theatre
Staged: 25 September 1996
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