Review: Blank Run by The Theatre Practice

How can one bear to remember a traumatic memory, much less re-create it? Directed by Kuo Jian Hong, Blank Run is The Theatre Practice’s attempt at doing just that, and uses the memory of a sexual assault as their starting point for their exploration of the deep imprint it leaves on its victims. At the centre of Blank

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SIFA 2017: Inspiration for the Soul (Open Homes Week 3 Review)

It’s the final weekend of Open Homes, and this time around, we stuck around in familiar territory in the East. Today, the homes we visited were inhabited each by an incredibly strong, determined woman: Wendy Wand in her home at Frankel in the afternoon and Anthea Ong’s ‘Bliss Loft’ in Marine Crescent. Both of their performances happened

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SIFA 2017: Art Studio by Nine Years Theatre (Review)

Based off Yeng Pway Ngon’s 2012 Singapore Literature Prize-winning novel of the same name, Nine Years Theatre once again has a real winner on their hands with their theatrical adaptation of Art Studio, undoubtedly one of the biggest, most anticipated new works this year.   Following the myriad lives of a group of artists over the course of

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SIFA 2017: Becoming Graphic by Sonny Liew and Edith Podesta (Review)

Sonny Liew initially seems like an odd choice to put onstage as part of an international arts festival. After all, the 42-year old Eisner Award winning comic artist has close to no experience in theatre. But if there’s anyone who can be counted on to bring out the drama of comics and adapt it for

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Review: The Seven Silences – Anger by approaching Theatre (M1 Chinese Theatre Festival 2017)

Based off a novel by Hong Kong writer Wong Bik Wan, Taiwanese theatre company approaching Theatre presents The Seven Silences: Anger, focusing on the lives of a group of downtrodden members from the lower depths of society as they live out their horrifying, unimaginably painful lives from day to day. The Seven Silences: Anger is a dark, gritty

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Behind Every *itch is a Backstory: Daniel Boey scratches at old wounds in his new book

Daniel Boey is probably best known to the current generation as the resident bitch on Asia’s Next Top Model. But as his second book proudly proclaims in its multi-layered title: Behind Every *itch Is A Backstory, and behind this bitch, is one hell of an itch. The Godfather of Singapore fashion shares a hilarious, deeply personal memoir about

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Review: Forbidden City by Singapore Repertory Theatre and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Marking its 15th anniversary since its debut in 2002, the Esplanade and Singapore Repertory Theatre have brought back one of Singapore’s best and most well-loved musicals of all time to the stage – Forbidden City. Still as spectacular as when it first premiered, the fiercely Asian Forbidden City brings to life a semi-fictitious history of Empress Dowager

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Preview: Forever Young by Sing’theatre

Celebrating their 10th anniversary, Sing’theatre will be bringing Forever Young to the SOTA Drama Theatre this October! In 50 years, a group of actors who used be at the forefront of the Singapore arts scene are now housed in a nursing home. With a tight watch kept on them by non-nonsense nurse Sister Sara, these nonagenarians still have

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