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TheatreWorks presents,

Writing from the Heart
by Chan Li-Shan, Eliete Vivino, Gabriel Lim, Helmi Yusof,
Liow De Jun, Mayura Baweja, Samantha Chia and Serene Tan

Public Readings on
10 July & 11 July 2015 

TheatreWorks Writing & Community presents Writing from the Heart. We are dedicated to nurturing and developing new writing form the community. Our script development focuses on exploration and creative dialogue between artists, away from the pressures of performance outcomes. 

The above named eight writers first joined a playwriting workshop by Tony Perez, an internationally renowned playwright and artist. Following the workshop, between June 2014 and March 2015, Perez provided dramaturgical mentorship to these eight writers.

The eight writers will hear their play read by actors and receive feedback from the director and actors during the rehearsals. Making this a perfect opportunity to test a first draft or just a few scenes and interrogate the main landscape of the play with a team of experienced director(s) and actors. Following this phase, will be the public readings on 10 & 11 July. It is not intended that the writers will produce a performance-ready script by the end of the entire process; nor to conclude the process with the public reading in July. It is more to get feedback and responses from an interested audience to help contribute to the development of these newly written scripts.

These eight passionate writers from diverse backgrounds, who are inspired by Singapore playwrights and are motivated to give voice to countless stories and issues found in the community that we live in.


Programme Details

10 July: 8pm – 10pm

We Fell In a Marathon by Gabriel Lim  
My Father Wears Bras by Helmi Yusof

Audience Responses


11 July: 12pm – 10 pm

12pm – 2pm
Paper Thin by Mayura Baweja
Hazy Pre-Nuptials by Serene Tan



2pm – 4pm
Intermission & Audience Responses



4pm – 6pm
Conversations with my Father by Chan Li-Shan
A Feathery Effect by Eliete Vivino 
My Promise to My Animal Tamer by Liow De Jun



6pm – 8pm
Intermission & Audience Responses



8pm – 10pm
No Regrets by Samantha Chia 
My Mother Buys Condoms by Helmi Yusof

Audience Responses


Directed by Irfan Kasban and Performed by Daphne Ong, Faizal Abdullah, Rachel Poh, Siti Zuraida, Thomas Lim and Yazid Jalil

Admission is free!

You may register your attendance at

Venue:  72-13, Mohd Sultan Road, Singapore 239007

You can also find out more about the Writing & Community programmes on the TheatreWorks Writers’ Laboratory Writing & Community’s blog at



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