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Coming Soon: “Made in Singapore – An Evening of 2 Plays” by SRT’s Stage Two

February 21, 2014
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SRT2Plays1Event: “Made in Singapore – An Evening of 2 Plays” presented by Singapore Repertory Theatre’s Stage Two
Venue: DBS Arts Centre
Run: 7th – 9th Mar 2014

It’s indeed very heartening to see local playwriting talent being promoted and brought to the forefront.

SRT’s Stage Two division created a playwright incubator programme two years ago, and flew in flew in Tony Award-winning playwright David Henry Hwang (“M. Butterfly”) to spend some time mentoring eight playwrights whose work it had shortlisted.

It then worked with them for eight months to help shepherd their rewrites in a safe and conducive environment, which resulted in a staged reading attended by 200 members of the public for two of the plays.

Stage Two then engaged the services of a dramaturge from the National Theatre in the UK, Jack Bradley, to work with these two playwrights over the past year.

The result is an evening of 2 plays written by local playwrights – “A Wedding, A Funeral & Lucky, the Fish” by Dora Tan, and “Stand Behind the Yellow Line” by Michelle Tan.

The first goes to extremes to show how marriage for Singaporean women might still very much be a milestone, while the second is a formally inventive and oddly lyrical play about the people who find themselves living outside the lines.

I’m really looking forward to this one!

Event Duration: Approximately 1hr 30mins
Ticket Purchase: SISTIC Link (here)
SRT Facebook Page: www.facebook.com/singaporerepertorytheatre

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