Events & Happenings

+26 September 2003
Artistic Director Ong Keng Sen received the prestigious Cultural Medallion (Theatre). He is the first artist to have received both the Young Artist Award (1992) and the Cultural Medallion (2003).

+19 September 2003
TheatreWorks launched its new compendium '5 Under 25: Prize-winning Plays from The Writers' Lab' as well as announce the results of 2003's 24-Hour Playwriting Competition and the Singapore Young Dramatists Award. The event was followed by an evening of dramatised reading of the winning plays on 20 Sep, opened free to the public. Click here for full press release.

+21 August 2003
TheatreWorks Education & Outreach unit announces its E & O 2004 season with an open house for teachers and corporate partners. Enriching programmes for schools, creative training workshops for teachers and drama facilitators, fun and educational expeditions to other Asian countries, and innovative collaborations with institutions and corporations are revealed. Guests are treated to preview of 2 new plays specially developed for young people.

+5 August 2003
Artistic Director Ong Keng Sen is conferred the Excellence for Singapore Awards 2003 for his artistic excellence in the development of theatre, both in the local context and across cultures, and for his attainment of high international esteem for his works.

+25 July 2003
Watch out for TheatreWorks’ new production Balance: Space . Time . Movement from 20 Aug – 7 Sep! A luminous story about one man’s search for balance told through the science and art of Ayurveda, conceived & directed by Low Kee Hong. Tickets available at , hotline: 6348-5555 and all SISTIC outlets now!

+24 July 2003
The arts community has written a letter Art is ultimately a form of 'remaking', which was published in the Straits Times forum on 24 July 2003, in response to Dr Vivian Balakrishnan's calls for "Community Champions" to adopt the recommendations made by the Remaking Singapore Committee ("Now a search for 'remaking' champions"; ST, July 3); and as a follow up to The Arts Community Proposal against censorship in Singapore submitted to the Censorship Review Committee last year

+5, 6 July 2003
The 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2003 at the Singapore Turf Club saw 48 playwrights typing and scribbling furiously away amidst the thunderous galloping of the horses and the rousing cheers of the racing fans. Well-known actress, comedian Abigail Chay leads the entourage as Gamemaster to dish our the creative stimuli. Click here to get a glimpse of the successful event. Results will be announced in September so watch this space!

+22 June 2003
Premiered to critical acclaim, The Global Soul – the buddha project will next travel to Zurich (Zuercher Theater Spektakel Festival 19 - 21 Aug 2003) and to Rotterdam (International Festival of the Rotterdamse Schwouburg,16 - 17 Sep 2003)

+20 June 2003
TheatreWorks’ Artistic Director Ong Keng Sen receives the prestigious International Society of Performing Arts (ISPA) Distinguished Artist Award.

+2 Jun 2003
After a successful preview at the House of World Cultures in Berlin, TheatreWorks’ new international production The Global Soul – the buddha project will premiere at the Singapore Arts Festival 2003 from 19-21 June at the Victoria Theatre. Log on to for tickets now!

+23 May 2003
TheatreWorks officially launches The Writers Lab 2003 amidst an exciting horse racing event at the Singapore Racecourse at Kranji. While we continue to call for entries for the Singapore Young Dramatists Award, the popular 24-Hour Playwriting Competition is slated to happen at the Singapore Turf Club on 5 & 6 July. Registration is now open and places are limited. Click here to register now.

+29 March 2003
pulse VERSION™ installation is on! From now till 13 April, [Tuesday – Friday: 12noon to 8pm; Saturday – Sunday: 10am to 8pm; Closed on Mondays] Admission is FREE, so come on down to experience an eight-minute joy ride of light, sound + video that will set your pulses racing!

+28 March 2003
TheatreWorks opens its new season in Singapore with PULSE, an exploration of the lives of urban women through the arts and sciences of bio-medical technology, conceived and directed by Low Kee Hong. From 23 Apr – 11 May at The Black Box, Fort Canning Centre. Find out more about pulse. i am alive. VERSION™ theatre, pulse VERSION™ installation, pulse VERSION™ Club. Tickets on sale now at SISTIC: 6348-5555 /

+15 March 2003
Application for the Singapore Young Dramatists Award (SYDA) 2003 is now open! You can down load a pdf version of the official entry form, or click here for more information.

+26 February 2003
TheatreWorks announces its offering for the Singapore Arts Festival 2003. Entitled The Global Soul – the Buddha project, this new international production is conceived and directed by Ong Keng Sen. A preview will be held in Berlin from 30 May – 1 June, followed by its world premiere in Singapore at the Victoria Theatre from 19 – 21 June.


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