Category Archives: Three Inches of Alive

Upcoming: Writing & Community Programmes in 2016!

As we look back at 2015, TheatreWorks would like to thank everyone for your support over the past year. Through TheatreWorks Writers’ Laboratory Writing & Community Programme organized in partnership with our dedicated community partner South East Community Development Council, we presented range of programmes which serves the community and harness the talents in community. Some programmes presented in 2015 include: Performance Tour of Three Inches of Alive, 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2015 and our latest series workshops and dramatised readings of new plays developed at Writing From The Heart.

Here’s to recap our moments in 2015,

Upcoming in 2016, we have an exciting programme line-up for Writing & Community Programme! First up, we have the Performance Tour of Between Consciousness, which is the winning play in 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2015, Open Category. Written by Isaac Lim, this a two-performer playful piece which deals with struggles and how one overcomes the stigma of mental illness. Between Consciousness will tour to Mountbatten CC, Siglap South CC and Marine Parade CC in South East District  from February to March 2016.

Back by popular demand, Writing From The Heart, a series of playwriting workshops conducted by Tony Perez returns to 72-13 in April 2016. In addition, Tony Perez will be working with a handful of writers from the previous workshops to develop a new play which will in turn be further devised and developed into public dramatised readings.

Last but not least, we will be having our 19th edition of 24-Hour Playwriting Competition in July 2016.

Curious about the site of inspiration for the next competition? Follow our new blog at Writing and Community 2016 blog for more information and the latest updates on the programmes.

Here’s wishing everyone a wonderful 2016!

Bringing theatre to the community: Three Inches of Alive

THREE INCHES OF ALIVE – what does it mean to leave behind a legacy only to be summed up in just three inches of paragraphs within our common history textbooks? How much can we really know of a person just by facts or archives collated from the past? The winning play from the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2014, written by playwright Clarilyn Khoo, brings to light this very issue of remembering our Singaporean pioneers.

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Explore your creativity with WRITING & COMMUNITY!

The latest issue of South East Contact Magazine, a community magazine of the South East District, featured our recently concluded touring performance of Three Inches of Alive. Written by Clarilyn Khoo, Three Inches of Alive was the winning play from the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition 2014 (Open Category) which was developed into a full production by theatre professionals. Drawing various inspirations from the unique venue at each competition, 5 stimuli and the quirky-antics from our Game Master; writers get to pen their ideas (or laptop in this digital age) into a play during the 24 hours.

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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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Three Inches of Alive at Cedar Girls’ Secondary School

Yesterday morning, THREE INCHES OF ALIVE took to the stage for a final show at Cedar Girls’ Secondary School to the Secondary 4 cohort.

During the post-show discussion, many girls had comments and questions about the message and themes of the play. The creative team encouraged them to share their own interpretations, receiving many fresh, interesting perspectives.

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Reflecting on Three Inches of Alive: Our volunteer’s perspective

THREE INCHES OF ALIVE drew a variety of responses over the course of its performance tour. Many felt the play resonated deeply with them, in different ways, and some were struck by the actors’ performance. TheatreWorks Ambassador Joel Tan, who joined us for the entirety of the tour, offers his own perspective on the play.

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Thank you for supporting our tour of Three Inches of Alive!

THREE INCHES OF ALIVE was staged at the Siglap South CC last weekend, and we were glad to be see many members of the community in attendance! Also with us were students from CHIJ Secondary (Toa Payoh) at our matinée show on Friday. Have a look at our gallery for photos and highlights of the tour.

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What our Audience Members said at Three Inches of Alive’s Matinée show on Saturday (Siglap South CC)

THREE INCHES OF ALIVE completed its tour of the South East District last Saturday afternoon at Siglap South CC. We caught up with some audience members after this final show. Here are their very insightful comments and thoughts on the play.

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