Preview: The Memory of Water by Wag The Dog Theatre
Wag The Dog Theatre bursts onto the local theatre scene with a production of an Olivier Award winning comedy.
2017 marks the entry of yet another addition to the evergrowing slew of theatre companies in Singapore with Wag the Dog Theatre.
This June, ready yourselves for the newest player on the theatre scene when Wag the Dog Theatre opens its first production at the Drama Centre Black Box: Shelagh Stephenson’s The Memory of Water. This production will be the first play produced in Singapore by a professional co-op theatre company, a concept that chooses productions that will be produced and funded by the company’s ensemble, and is a popular company structure being adopted by theatres in the US, Canada, UK, and Australia.
Photo Credit: Wag The Dog Theatre
Wag The Dog founding members Warren Baumgart Jr, Krissy Jesudason and Victoria Mintey had always dreamed of opening their own professional theatre company in Singapore, and decided on this decentralized theatre structure to give power to themselves as artists. Said Mintey: “Wag the Dog hopes to be able to focus on the storytelling elements by challenging each other and welcoming more risk-taking within the co-operative environment.” The team has gathered together a core ensemble following auditions held last year, and we’re thrilled to see how this new company will contribute to our local theatre scene.
The Memory of Water plays at the Drama Centre Black Box from 30 June to 9 July. Tickets available from SISTIC