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Writers’ Lab goes to the Community            


Performance Tour to the South East District from 27 February to 29 March 2014

A TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab Community Project in partnership with the South East Community Development Council

Written by Jovi Tan Yit Long
Directed by Sean Tobin
Performed by Bright Ong & Ebi Shankara
Set & Lighting Design by Mohd Fared Jainal

Marco Polo is the winning play from the TheatreWorks’ Writers’ Lab 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2013 (Youth Category)


Marco Polo is about two blind friends who are reacquainted after death. They quickly discover that they are both still blind and proceed to attempt to figure if they ended up in Heaven or Hell. Amidst the uncertainty, they begin to understand what it is to be lonesome, fearful and utterly lost. The friends attempt to recapture the emotions invested in the lives of the living and within oneself. Eventually, it is about hope, and above love.

Event Details (Correct as of 16 Feb 2014)

FREE ADMISSION (otherwise stated)

Performed in English
Approximately 35 minutes
There will be a Post-show discussion after each performance

Marine Parade Community Club, Theatrette
27 Feb 2014, Thu, 8pm
28 Feb 2014, Fri, 8pm
278 Marine Parade Road
Bus: 13, 15, 16, 31, 36, 43, 48, 55, 76, 135, 196, 197, 853, 966

Mountbatten Community Club, Performance Centre
7 Mar 2014, Fri, 8pm
8 Mar 2014, Sat, 3pm
35 Jalan Satu
MRT: Dakota
Bus: 7. 70, 70M, 197

Gardens by the Bay, Mediterranean Garden (Flower Dome)
9 Mar 2014, Sun, 1pm
18 Marina Gardens Drive
MRT: Bayfront

*Admission charges to Flower Dome from $12 (Adult) and $8 (Child and Senior Citizens) for local visitors. Standard rates at $28 for admission to both Flower Dome & Cloud Observatory for non local visitors. Click here for more information.

Braddell Heights Community Club, Mini-Theatrette
14 Mar 2014, Fri, 8pm
15 Mar 2014, Sat, 3pm
16 Mar 2014, Sun, 3pm
50 Serangoon Ave 2
MRT: Serangoon
Bus: 45, 58, 105, 109, 133, 135

Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
22 Mar 2014, Sat, 3pm 
23 Mar 2014, Sun, 3pm
12 Tai Gin Road
Bus: 21, 130, 131, 139, 145, 186

Siglap South Community Centre
28 Mar 2014, Fri, 8pm
29 Mar 2014, Sat, 3pm
6 Palm Road
Bus: 10, 12, 13, 14, 16

To reserve seats or for enquiries, please call TheatreWorks at 6737 7213 or email

Visit the Performance Tour Blog at for more information


About the TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab Writing & Community Programme
The TheatreWorks Writing & Community Programme is a process-based programme which evolved from the TheatreWorks Writers' Lab that began in 1990.

Firstly, it identifies new potential playwrights from the community through its annual 24-Hour Playwriting Competition. Next, the winning playwrights are nurtured by theatre professionals to develop their scripts into productions. These productions are then staged and returned to the community through the programme's annual Performance Tour series primarily in South East District. TheatreWorks has partnered the South East CDC in this unique programme since 2008. 


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Venue Partners

Special thanks to Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall for being our venue partner for both the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2013 and the Performance Tour of Marco Polo 2014!

TheatreWorks (S) Ltd is a recipient of the National Arts Council Major Grant for the period from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2016.

Find out more about other Writing & Community 2014 programmes: 

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