TheatreWorks in partnership with the Goethe-Institut Singapore is calling for participants to be part of the first edition of The CURATORS ACADEMY conceived & led by ONG Keng Sen.

The CURATORS ACADEMY is concerned with the curation of performance but intends to move beyond the skills of curation, unlike conventional training programmes in universities. Its emphasis is on developing a context when there is little or none, for ‘growing’ performance, which engages and interrogates the politics of the local, the site. We invite interested individuals from South East Asia to apply for a place in the Academy!

Application deadline: 27 November 2017, 23:55 hours (Singapore time)

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Based on a list of 50 books culled from a series of informal conversations with friends and strangers on Facebook, ‘Because, the Night’ is a non-profit, second-hand bookshop produced by artist Heman Chong that will inhabit 72-13 for six nights in November 2017. It is open between 10 pm to 4 am; a space built for people who can’t sleep at night, a temporary home for insomniacs.

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On 11 July 2017, The Straits Times LIFE! carried the article “Local theatre groups nurture fledgling playwrights with masterclasses, mentorship programmes”, which celebrated the growth of writing programmes and new Singapore plays in recent years. This augurs well for the Singapore scene. We, at TheatreWorks, stand with our theatre colleagues in celebrating the fruits of everyone’s labour.

TheatreWorks is, however, disappointed that we were not considered in the above-named article, which, as a result, ignored a large part of our Writers’ Lab playwriting development work in the last three decades. It is ironic that the Singapore Press Holdings was our first sponsor for the Writers’ Lab.

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