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Interview: Alfian Sa’at of Wild Rice’s Malaysia-Singapore Theatrical Collaboration ‘Another Country’ on Amos Yee and Singapore Theatre

Alfian Sa'at

"The ‘political’ is still a taboo, and the idea of what constitutes the political is really wide." Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Another Country’ by Alfian Sa’at and Wild Rice

The Malaysia Actors. Photo courtesy of Wild Rice, taken by Albert

This well-acted production is a collaborative project between Wild Rice's Ivan Heng who directs Singapore actors performing Malaysian texts and Malaysian theatre stalwart Jo Kukathas who takes the reins as director for Singapore texts performed by Malaysian actors. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Quarters’ by Arivazagan Thirugnanam at Avant Theatre

Quarters Singapore

'Quarters' has plenty of heart, but could've used some major script editing and trimming of characters to make it a tighter play and a better study of people living in close quarters. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘La Vie En Rose’ – Songs of Edith Piaf by Sing Theatre

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All the singers were highly talented and excellent, but the stunner of the night had to be L.A. Benjamin. With her Whitney Houston-like gospel voice soaring effortlessly to the rafters, Benjamin's performance easily struck a chord with the audience's hearts. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘White Rabbit Red Rabbit’ by Nassim Soleimanpour

Pam Oei

Were the audience members who ran up on stage plants? Was the water really poisoned? Rather than find out, I think I'll let the final act's theme of "not knowing" linger a little longer. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Monkey Goes West’ by Wild Rice

Monkey Goes West by W!LD RICE (photo 4)

When there is so little entertainment these days that an entire family can enjoy together, it is simply wonderful to have a production like 'Monkey Goes West' that will absolutely enthrall people of all ages. Read More »

Interview: Lydia Look of Checkpoint Theatre’s ‘The Way We Go’

Lydia Look

'It’s essential to speak like an American if you are auditioning for an American role in an American show. [But] yes, I can do a Singapore accent. Once a Singaporean, always a Singaporean.' Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘The Arsonists’ at Hot Chocolate Theatre

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Though the production is very problematic, it should be considered a feather in Hot Chocolate's cap that this brand-new amateur theatre could do something difficult. Read More »

Theatre Review (Singapore): ‘Dance Like a Man’ by Mahesh Dattani

dance like a man

India's longest-running English-language play proves that Dance has the power to fracture, but also mend, relationships Read More »

Interview: Jo Kukathas, of Wild Rice’s ‘The House of Bernarda Alba’

Cast - Jo Kukathas[1]

"I love watching traditional performances in Malaysia or Japan, where people feel quite comfortable talking or eating or sleeping through sections. I wish we could find a way to allow that again." Read More »