When Hearts Meet
An award winning play from TheatreWorks 24-Hour Playwriting Competition

Singapore, 31 January 2005 – TheatreWorks Education and Outreach Unit, with the support of the Social Development Unit (SDU), will be bringing a 20-min touring play on love and romance over a two-week period in February 2005 in celebration of Romancing Singapore.

“What do you think are the ingredients for romance?” Woman
“Romance is not just about giving women chocolates, flowers and precious stones. That isn’t true romance...” Man
Man meets Woman at a resort...
They shared a room ...
Sparks flew...

Was it only a moment to cherish?
Or could it be more than just that moment?

Doubts and pragmatism get in the way....
Man and Woman hesitate to follow their hearts...
Will true love show them the way and conquer all?
A brand new play on Love and Romance for all die-hard romantics and cynics!

When Hearts Meet is adapted from a play by Ling Hue Chye and is directed by Jeffrey Tan, Associate Artistic Director of TheatreWorks (Education & Outreach).

The play was awarded a top prize in the annual 24-Hour Playwriting Competition, 2004, organised by TheatreWorks in celebration of Romancing Singapore and sponsored by the Singapore Press Holdings.

Catch the performances of Janice Koh and Thomas Lim in over 9 venues.

Free Admission!

About the Director
Trained in Australia, Jeffrey Tan has over 16 years of directing, writing and teaching experience for Children, Youths and Adults. Jeffrey was also Artistic Director for ‘ARTy PARTy - the Central Singapore District Arts Festival’ for 2002/2003. Jeffrey was Camp Director and Journal Writer for the National Volunteer And Philanthropy Centre’s “Families As Vounteers Experience Camp” for the President’s Challenge 2004. In 2004, Jeffrey directed for TheatreWorks main season play “Marriage of Inconvenience”, and the North East Community Development Council commissioned “Common Corridors”. Currently Jeffrey is also the President of the Singapore Drama Educators Association.


About the Actors
Janice Koh
has performed in almost 30 stage productions ranging from classics of the western canon to experimental theatre performance. She played the leading roles in telemovies such as LOVE POETRY, SINGAPORE SHAKES, LIFE, and the award-winning SINGAPORE SHORT STORY PROJECT. She won the coveted DBS Life! Theatre Award 2003 for Best Actress for her performance as Catherine in David Auburn’s Pulitzer-prize winning play PROOF. In the same year, she played Zee, in Eleanor Wong’s World Premiere of JOINTLY & SEVERABLY. Her other recent theatre work include leading roles in Toy Factory’s BEAUTIFUL THING, Tan Tarn How’s award-winning MACHINE by TheatreWorks, and Chay Yew’s THE MORNING PEOPLE-, an adaptation of Chekov’s Cherry Orchard for the Singapore Arts Festival 2002. Janice is one of the founding members of the Association of Singapore Actors (ASA).

Thomas Lim began his theatre career in Singapore working regularly with top theatre companies like The Theatre Practice, The Necessary Stage and TheatreWorks. His local acting career also included appearances in several TV dramas, sitcoms, variety shows and short films. In 2004, Thomas participated in the Macau ‘World Artistes Collection’ Theatre Festival as an individual artist. He then acted for Hong Kong’s THEATRE SPACE in site-specific productions and also wrote and directed “Happy Birthday, Humans” for Hiu-Koc theatre company in Macau. The same year, Thomas also acted in films produced in Los Angeles, Amsterdam and Hong Kong.


About the Playwright
27-year-old Ling Hue Chye, is a firm believer in the institution of marriage, she walked down the aisle three years ago. A physiotherapist, a human resource executive, and now a licensed adviser representative, she thrives on continual learning and varied experiences. However, where marriage is concerned, she is clear that the man she now calls her husband will be her partner – for life.

About TheatreWorks Education & Outreach
TheatreWorks Education & Outreach was set up in 1991 to work closely with schools and institutions. Since becoming a full-time unit in 2002, headed by Associate Artistic Director Jeffrey Tan, it has provided Acting, Playwriting, Directing and Production workshops, Assembly Plays and Integrated Drama Camps for Primary Schools, Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges, Polytechnics and the public. It also works collaboratively with both government and private organisations to create comprehensive developmental Arts Education Programmes - within and outside of the school curriculum, or on special commission shows. Ultimately, it is dedicated to the developmental of high quality educational theatre programmes for schools and new audiences of today.

For more information, please contact:

Janice Seah
Eductaion & Outreach Executive
TheatreWorks (Singapore) Ltd
(65) 6 338 4077 / 9691 0134


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