THE WRITERS' LAB
Writers’ Lab goes to the Community
BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!
A SOLO MAKCIK PLAY!
TOURING THE NORTH EAST DISTRICT FROM 27TH AUGUST 2011!!
A Community Project by TheatreWorks’ Writers Lab
Performed by Aidli Mosbit
Written by Ahmad Musta’ain Bin Khamis
Directed by Lim Yu-Beng
After a successful tour of the South East District of Singapore, which ended in January 2011, Safiah is thrilled to visit more neighbourhoods in Singapore with a second tour of SERUNDING!
Winner of the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2010 (Open Category), this one-woman play stirs to life the voice of Safiah like a perfect dish of serunding. A Malay homemaker, Safiah’s belief as a devout Muslim and parental expectations fall into conflict with her children; she also suffers tedious ties with her mother-in-law ‘Sofea Jane’. Told through humour, food and many phone calls, Serunding draws us to the heart and pain of a mother’s love. A spicy sweet expression of the Singapore family caught at the centre of cultural values and modern living.
About the Community Project
Serunding emerged as a winner from the Writers’ Lab’s annual 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2010 (Open Category), held as part of the South East District Arts Festival 2010. The competition gives budding talents and veterans a chance to showcase their abilities and have their script presented by experienced and established artists. The Writers’ Lab is the longest-running developmental programme for playwrights in Singapore. Through readings and community presentations, the Lab provides writers a platform for their works to be showcased; while at the same time, allows audiences to experience and be enriched with a new piece of writing.
Performed in English. 35min running time with post-show Q&A
All performances are free
To register for a seat for any of the performances, please ring the respective Community Clubs at the contact numbers provided.
Date / Time / Venue
The Serangoon Community Club, 10 Serangoon North Avenue 2, Tel: 62844137
Aug 27, Sat 2.30pm and 8pm
Aug 28, Sun 2.30pm
Tampines East Community Club, 10 Tampines East Street 23, Tel: 67863227
Sep 3, Sat 2.30pm and 8pm
Sep 4, Sun 2.30pm
Eunos Community Club, 180 Bedok Reservoir Road, Tel: 64486971
Sep 10, Sat 2.30pm and 8pm
Sep 11, Sun 2.30pm
Sengkang Community Club, 2 Sengkang Square, Tel: 63125400
Sep 17, Sat 2.30pm and 8pm
Sep 18, Sun 2.30pm