Monthly Archives: May 2015

Playwriting Tips 101: Part 2

Have you read our earlier blog post with some handy tips in writing a play? If you felt that those tips were not enough to fuel your preparation, we have some additional tips just for you! Playwriting Tips 101 is back with a second edition, sharing everything you need to know in writing dialogues for a play.

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Playwriting Tips 101: Part 1

With the 24-HOUR PLAYWRITING COMPETITION approaching in merely a week from now, have you started your homework on how to write a good play? If you are new to the competition, do not fret! We have compiled a list of playwriting tips that will be essential to start off your preparation towards the competition. All that you need to know about writing a play will soon be at your fingertips. Get all the tips you need by reading the post below!

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Our Ambassadors share their experiences at the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition

The annual 24-HOUR PLAYWRITING COMPETITION does not only involve participants spending the night alone at the venue, it also has a team of committed individuals who played a vital role in making the event a success! Our Engagement Intern, Nur Atiqah, spoke to the ambassadors of the last year’s competition on their time spent at the Malay Heritage Centre.

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The 24-Hour Playwriting Competition Experience

Writing a script in the time span of 24 hours may seem like a daunting task for any participant. You enter the venue, face your laptop screen (or a stack of papers) and let your imagination take its course! Needless to say, there is more than meets the eye when you take part in the annual 24-HOUR PLAYWRITING COMPETITION at the Institute of Mental Health from 6-7 June 2015.

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Chill Zones @ IMH!

The annual 24-HOUR PLAYWRITING COMPETITION makes it way to the calm and serene grounds of the Institute of Mental Health (IMH) from 6-7 June 2015. The long 24 hours may seem like an arduous journey ahead, with most of the time spent staring at the computer screen or paper in the process of writing a script.

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In Retrospect: Three Inches of Alive’s legacy

The seed of THREE INCHES OF ALIVE was sown in last year’s 24-Hour Playwriting Competition, which playwright Clarilyn Khoo participated in for the first time. Her script clinched the top award in the Open Category. Over the subsequent months, THREE INCHES OF ALIVE was developed into a full production by a professional creative and production team. Finally, from February to April 2015, embarked on a performance tour of the South East District, taking the play from pen to stage.

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Closed-door Readings

Over the last weekend, we had nine writers joining us at 72-13 for a closed-door reading with director, Irfan Kasban. For most of the writers, it was their first time having their scripts read aloud by experienced theatre practitioners. Some expressed amazement after the readings, while others shy away, embarrassed by own creations.

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Introducing Becca D’ Bus: Game-Master

Becca D’ Bus aka Eugene Tan returns as our Game-Master for the annual 24-HOUR PLAYWRITING COMPETITION  which will be held at the Institute of Mental Health from 6 to 7 June this year! Like previous incarnations of the event, the competition presents itself as an incubation space for budding playwrights to develop their ideas into full-length scripts. Participants who are keen in stretching their creative writing to the fullest can definitely look forward to Becca for fresh and innovative input.

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Sneak Peek into our competition venue, the IMH!

Our engagement team went on a site visit to the Institute of Mental Health last week! During the visit, we were introduced to various spaces, facilities where our Game-Master Becca D’Bus aka Eugene Tan considered as possible spaces, places and inspiration in coming out this year’s competition stimuli.

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