A collection of new, award winning plays written by young people! These plays and playwrights caught the eye of the judges attention in Theatreworks Singapore Young Dramatist Award and 24-hour playwriting competition over the past few years and now their talent is showcased in this new compendium.
Hungry - By Ng Yi Sheng
All The World's A Stage - By Wong Liang Wei
Footprints In The Sand - By Talia Ong
Simon Says - By Alex Ye Ketang
The Road Runners - By Leon Foo
"The five plays represented here display not only incisive insight
but also provide food for thought"
- Kirpal Singh
Writer & Associate Professor
Singapore Management University
"Theatreworks has a tradition of making space for new voices and
The Writer's Lab is a good example of that"
- Eleanor Wong
"These plays will speak to the young person who thinks and questions,
and who believe that the individual is as important as the community"
- Suchen Christine Lim
Writer & Curriculum Officer
Ministry of Education
The Writer's Lab, conceived since 1990 by TheatreWorks, one of the foremost professional theatre companies in Singapore, aims to provide new and emerging playwrights with artistic platforms and opportunities through workshops, mentoring and reading to hone their creative writing skills, and to develop new Singapore plays. The Writer's Lab 2003 programme consists of the Singapore Young Dramatist Awards, the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition and the Greenhouse.