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Grey Matters
Performance Tour to Schools

This performance is a new specially tailored pilot programme for schools exploring the issue of stress and how it affects students’ mental health. Tackling perceptions that ‘young people do not go through stress’ and misconceptions that ‘people who go for counselling are crazy’ - Grey Matters aims to better prepare and equip students with the ability to cope with increasing amount of stress. 

Grey Matters is a new programme presented as part of TheatreWorks' Writers' Laboratory Writing & Community Programme in partnership with the South East Community Development Council.

Grey Matters traces the journey of Damien, who faces the stresses of adjusting to major changes in his life, such as preparing for a national exam, fulfilling his leadership role in his CCAs and living up to the expectations of his family, friends and teachers. Damien neglects to properly take care of his mental health, and when it all becomes too much, he opens a mental first aid kit that he found under his table.

While we are familiar with physical illnesses and injuries, we often forget that our mental health needs to be taken care of as well. Grey Matters hopes to not only provide coping strategies for periods of intense stress, but also as we go about our daily lives. After all, our grey matter matters.


Public Performance Details:
15 February 2017
3pm, 72-13 Mohamed Sultan Road Singapore 239007

Approximately 60mins with a post-show discussion

Please email or call 6737-7213 (Ezzat) to request for an invitation.

Written & directed by Thomas Lim
Performed  by Ali Anwar, Fiona Lim, Kimberly Arriola and Matthew Fam

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About the TheatreWorks Writers’ Lab Writing & Community Programme

The presentation of Mixed is part of TheatreWorks' Writing & Community Programme in partnership with the South East Community Development Council to nurture and develop new playwrights from the community. Writing & Community is a holistic, unique writing programme that serves the community through harnessing the talents and creativity in the community.

Writing & Community is a strand of TheatreWorks Engagement to encourage audience appreciation of the Arts, and deepen the knowledge of its patrons as well as stakeholders. 


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