Writings from the Heart
10 – 11 July 2015
TheatreWorks Writing & Community presents Writings from the Heart. We are dedicated to nurturing and developing new writing from the community. Our script development focuses on exploration and creative dialogue between artists, away from the pressures of performance outcomes.
The eight writers first joined a playwriting workshop by Tony Perez, an internationally renowned playwright and artist. Following the workshop, between June 2014 and March 2015, Perez provided dramaturgical mentorship to these eight writers.
The eight writers will hear their play read by actors and receive feedback from the director and actors during the rehearsals. Making this a perfect opportunity to test a first draft or just a few scenes and interrogate the main landscape of the play with a team of experienced director(s) and actors. Following this phase, will be the public readings on 10 & 11 July. It is not intended that writers will produce a performance-ready script by the end of the entire process; nor to conclude the process with the public reading in July. It is more to get feedback and responses from an interested audience to help contribute to the development of these newly written scripts.
The eight passionate writers come from diverse backgrounds, ranging from students to professionals. They are, Chan Li-Shan, Eliete Vivino, Gabriel Lim, Helmi Yusof, Liow De Jun, Mayura Baweja, Samantha Chia and Serene Tan. Many are inspired by our very own Singapore playwrights and are motivated to give voice to countless stories and issues found in the community that we live in.
Directed by Irfan Kasban and Performed by Daphne Ong, Faizal Abdullah, Rachel Poh, Siti Zuraida, Thomas Lim and Yazid Jalil
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