After the over the top celebration of SG50, Singapore needs a quiet reflection. That’s the reason why, Chief Artistic Director of Toy Factory Productions Ltd (Toy), Goh Boon Teck is staging GRIND. Performed as a tapestry of stories involving 4 local gay men contrasted against an art installation that fills the house with intimidating machines and an array of physical equipment.
The urgent gay agenda manifested through the eyes of gay men, Long, Tian, Pang & Gan. Set within the premises of the so-called conservative Singapore, their distant voices are often drowned by the majority. Their stories are weaved intricately from intimate topics of lust, love & family.
GAN – A young Christian gay men who is caught in-between God and his midnight-lover, Sex. This child of God relentlessly prayed, promised and exalts His name, only to be thirsty again for his next sexual-rendezvous.
LONG – Successful, educated and good-looking gay man, who abhors the ‘gay lifestlye’. Ironically, he is also a gay-advocate who seeks to grind the ‘gay-stigma’ and redefining society’s definition of normalcy.
PANG – Two peas in a pod, Pang & his sister are inseparable since they could even remember, until comes Pang & his future husband. The love of his sister ceases to exist as she soon discover about his unnatural union.
TIAN – Faithful and committed to his countless profiles and identities on multiple social-media platforms, he unconsciously dismisses his own identity into the self‐inflicted void in himself. He longs for approval and terribly desperate for validation from the next heart, the next like and the next follow.
Venue: Drama Centre Black Box Theatre, 100 Victoria St, #05‐01, National Library Building, Singapore 188064
Tickets: $42, available at www.toyfactory.com.sg/tickets
When: 24 Mar - 2 Apr 2016, 3pm (Fri to Sun) & 8pm (Tue to Sun)