The Limits of Language In Theatre
DATE / TIME
9 Nov, Sat
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
VENUENational Gallery Singapore, Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
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This session is in English
Theatre-makers discuss how they negotiate social, cultural, and current issues in playwriting. How effective is metaphor in expressing a reality? What happens when direct speech cannot encapsulate the whole truth? And when speech is restricted , can the body find other ways to ‘speak’?
Australia - Singapore
Edith Podesta is a theatre maker, choreographer, and writer based in Singapore. In 2017 she was awarded Best Original Script and Production of the Year at The Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards for her production BITCH: The Origin of the Female Species, and recently won Production of the Year at the 2019 Life! Theatre Awards for Leda and The Rage, an Esplanade Commission and Production. Edith is currently Associate Artistic Director of Young & W!LD, a division of W!LD RICE.
Photo credit: Crispian Chan
Singapore - UK
Joel Tan is a Singaporean playwright based in London. His plays have received acclaim for their lyrical and incisive interrogation of Singapore politics and society. Several are available in a collection, Joel Tan Plays Volume 1, published by Checkpoint Theatre. In the UK, his plays have been shortlisted for the Papatango Prize and the Theatre 503 International Playwriting Award. Joel is currently a writing resident at London's Theatre 503, and an associate artist with Singapore's Checkpoint Theatre.Joel Tan is featured in the following SWF event(s):
Irfan Kasban is an interdisciplinary artist who has been involved in theatre making since 2006. Through writing, directing, performing, and production design, he hopes to celebrate the collision of space and time, constructing intricate universes as a shared experience. Irfan is an Associate Artist with both Teater Ekamatra and The Theatre Practice. He is currently developing a work based on Sun Tzu's Art of War.Irfan Kasban is featured in the following SWF event(s):