THE WRITERS' LAB
|Dramatised Reading 2017|
TheatreWorks Writers' Lab presents: Dramatised Readings
Beverly Wee, Isaac Lim and Tan Mae Shen first joined TheatreWorks' Writing from the Heart Playwriting Workshops in 2015 conducted by Tony Perez, an internationally renowned playwright and artist. After which, Tony provided dramaturgical mentorship over one year to these three playwrights. Now, their works are ready for a showcase via a dramatised reading!
The three playwrights will hear their play read by actors and receive feedback from the director, actors and audience; making this a perfect opportunity to test the drafts of their work and interrogate the main landscape of the play with a team of experienced director, actors, as well as to hear from you, the audience.
Details for the Dramatised Readings:
Date: 3 June
Time: 2pm to 10pm
Venue: 72-13, Mohd Sultan Road, Singapore 239007
There will be a 20minute post-show discussion after each reading
Directed by Tan Shou Chen
Performed by Edward Choy, Gerald Chew, Jo Tan, Joshua Lim, Julie Wee, Sharda Harrison and Timothy Wan
Please register at https://dramatisedreadings2017.eventbrite.sg
Synopses of Plays
Go Home by Isaac Lim | 2pm to 4pm
Father and son. Estranged. They return to a house filled with memories, both pleasant and painful. The two men negotiate each other, as they share secrets and lies. Through intimate conversations, multiple swearings, and loads of baggage, emotional and otherwise, this forgotten space opens up to be more dirty than it appears. Together, they try to make it livable again. Can they find the comfort they long for in a home they never quite belong?
13.13.13 by Tan Mae Shen | 4.30pm to 6.30pm
William and Sam have the perfect relationship. Sam doesn't want children; William doesn’t want to be married. 13.13.13. explores the form, substance and intimacy of a relationship when a binding agreement unravels.
Of What Could Be by Beverly Wee | 8pm to 10pm
Exploring the conflict between pursuing our dreams and the pressures of the practical aspects of life. Whether it’s missed opportunities of the past we hold on to or the “if only” events we long for believing they will make our lives better. When faced with a second chance, will you dare to take it and is it truly the answer to a more perfect life? Are our ideal scenarios we imagine truly as perfect as we project them to be when they play out in real life? Do we chase our ideals or learn to be content with what we what have?
Told through a complicated relationship brought about by situational circumstances, GIRL takes a second chance to pursue what she always believed would make her life more perfect at the expense of what she has. Life is messy and complicated. And the ones who stay in our lives are the ones we choose, who choose us back.
TheatreWorks is dedicated to nurturing and developing new writing from the community. Our script development focuses on exploration and creative dialogue between artists, away from the pressures of performance outcomes. It is not intended that writers will produce a performance-ready script by the end of the entire process; nor to conclude the process with the public reading this June. It is more to get feedback and responses from an interested audience to help contribute to the development of these newly written scripts.
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