Wild Rice brings back the inaugural Singapore Theatre Festival (STF) for the 5th time – with 8 of the most exhilarating, ambitious and thought-provoking new plays written in and about today’s Singapore. A festival featuring 9 Playwrights, 8 Directors and 4 Companies, the plays will encompass epic works from diverse innovative theatre-makers for people from all walks of life in contemporary Singapore.
With LASALLE College of the Arts being the hub this year from 30 June to 24 July, STF will not only feature re-worked productions of recently staged plays; namely Rodney Oliveiro’s Geylang, Johnny Jon Jon’s Hawa, Kenneth Chia and Mark Ng’s Let’s Get Back Together and Alfian Saat’s Geng Rebut Cabinet (GRC), this season will also shine the spotlight on brand-new plays by first-time playwrights – Helmi Yusof’s My Mother Buys Condoms, Nessa Anwar’s Riders Know When It’s Gonna Rain and also Thomas Lim’s Grandmother Tongue.
Recently nominated for seven ST Life! Theatre Awards, HOTEL, directed by Wild Rice’s very own Ivan Heng and Glen Goei and written by Alfian Sa’at and Marcia Vanderstraaten, will be the mainstay production of the festival.
There will also be a programme of FEST!VITIES held at LASALLE’s Lowercase Café – The Art & Life Sessions, a series of lively forums about imperative issues of today that are free to the public, the Festival Club: After Hours that highlights emerging and established talents in the respective fields of drag, music and stand-up comedy and also a Playwriting Workshop by the festival’s Dramaturg and Wild Rice’s Resident Playwright Alfian Sa’at.
Visit http://www.singaporetheatrefestival.com for more details!
When: 30 Jun - 24 Jul 2016,
By: W!LD RICE