Having kicked off their series of live streams on Facebook, Singapore Repertory Theatre continues with even more content to be enjoyed from the comfort of your home. Premiering this Saturday is the brand new The Coronalogues, a set of 9 original monologues created by local writers. Each monologue is based around the theme “Silver Linings”, lasting between 4 – 6 minutes, and explores the optimistic, the bittersweet, and the touching side of life in the shadow of the coronavirus.
Written by Rishi Budhrani, Jacke Chye, Dick Lee, Ken Kwek, Dora Tan, Jo Tan, Michelle Tan, Tan Suet Lee & Wheelsmith, watch as these monologues and highlight the lighter side of life during the circuit breaker. Be it spending more time as a family, helping out a neighbour, building community spirit, getting used to wearing a mask or the pitfalls of starting a new hobby or fitness routine, each monologue will focus on a character’s experiences and the way they are dealing with their new daily routine. Directed by Daniel Jenkins, Grace Lee-Khoo (Access Path Productions), Samantha Scott-Blackhall & Cherilyn Woo, and performed by Sharul Channa, Serene Chen, Bridget Fernandez, Sindhura Kalidas, Neo Swee Lin, Rebekah Sangeetha Dorai, Tan Shou Chen, Andy Tear, Wheelsmith, be reminded that somewhere lies a silver lining amidst these unusual and often frightening times.
A week later, SRT will then present a rehearsed reading of Jean Tay’s Boom. Originally commissioned by SRT and staged in 2008 under SRT’s Stage Two, Boom is about the quintessential Singaporean dilemma of housing and space. While an old woman and her property agent son struggle over the en bloc sale of their home, their lives are intertwined with an idealistic civil servant, who is facing the greatest challenge of his career – persuading a reluctant corpse to relocate. Catch the rehearsed reading of Boom on 5th June, only on Facebook Live.
The Coronalogues will be live streamed on Facebook Live on 26th May 2020 at 8pm.
This will be accompanied with a live interaction segment with the director, actors and writers. Find out more on their Facebook event page here