Audio drama is unlike anything else: it taps into the theatre of the mind, and is one of the most nimble, versatile, and imaginative ways to tell stories. But what goes into writing an audio play? What unique opportunities and challenges does it present compared to other forms? What does it mean to think and craft worlds in sound?
In this workshop, we'll explore these questions through a combination of listening, discussion, and writing exercises geared to get you thinking in sound and harnessing the uni
Every other month, the New Scripts Garage provides three scripts with considered dramaturgical support in the form of either a facilitated Script Circle or One-on-One Dramaturgy Sessions with our Writer in Residence.
Please note that this is not a presentational platform. This short-form residency is ideal for playwrights who have a script that they want to take forward to the next draft in the development process.
Playwright Zulfadli Rashid, also affectionally known as Big, joins us as our Writer in Residence from April 2023 to September 2023. This 6-month residency aims to spotlight and platform the Writer in Residence through presentations of his work(s), and engagements with younger writers and the public.
As part of the residency, Big will also be participating in the New Scripts Garage, offering dramaturgical support and feedback to scripts from the open call.
Centre 42 presents a collection of new performances devised by its resident artists and invited guests. Titled “there is no future in nostalgia,” after Arthur Yap's iconic poem about the fatigue of urban renewal, we invite artists to consider the tensions between new and old, the technocratic and the civic—and consider how they come to bear on the art of theatre-making.
SIFA-X: there is no future in nostalgia comprises: The Vault, with pieces drawn from practitioners' memories of theatre in&nb
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Introducing some of Singapore's finest young playwrights, this is the first collection of local plays from the Theatreworks Writers' Laboratory, an event long overdue. The 9 plays in this collection are the product of an intense period of workshop activity from the Writers' Lab in 1991.
Diverse in theme and style, the plays challenge the reader's everyday assumptions, presenting the ordinary, mundane and familiar from a unique and often disturbing perspective. Bernard's Story is about rape, and
Dana Lam, Russell Heng Hiang Khng, Kwuan Loh, Robin Loon, Ovidia Yu, Tan Tarn How, Desmond Sim, Chng Suan Tze, Theresa Tan
The Singapore Festival of Arts in June 1990 is of special significance to Singapore. It will be the cultural highlight of our 25th Anniversary Celebrations.
The last 25 years have seen considerable improvements in the economic and social lives of our people. The increasing support for the Festival in recent years reflects our aspirations for the finer things in life. More and more Singaporeans are showing a greater interest in the arts, either by attending concerts or taking an active