This writing-based learning journey to the theatre by Words Go Round is part of the outreach programme's new Culture Critics series. Students will first get to watch Step Outta Line by Thong Pei Qin and Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts students at the 2018 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival with arts writer Corrie Tan. They will then pen their reviews and attend a workshop to better understand the craft of theatre reviewing. The workshop and play are ticketed separately.
How to book:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your preferred date (19 Jan, 8pm or 20 Jan, 3pm) to watch the play with Corrie. Bookings must be confirmed before 1 December 2017 to enjoy the Early Bird School Booking price.
Email email@example.com with your preferred date (1, 2, 8 or 9 March 2018) and time as well as the level and number of students attending the workshop.
(Workshop) CURTAIN CALL: MAKING SENSE OF THE SINGAPORE STAGE
Featuring: Corrie Tan
Suitable for: S3 – JC2 | Duration 3 hr | $600 per workshop
Dates available for booking: 1, 2, 8, 9 March 2018
What makes a good theatre production? Why are reviews important? Watch Step Outta Line at the 2018 M1 Singapore Fringe Festival with Corrie Tan, former anchor theatre critic for The Straits Times, and pen your own review. In the workshop that follows, explore Singapore's theatre history, evaluate your review (and that of your classmates'), and learn how these practical criticism skills can be applied beyond theatre.
This session is recommended for Literature students, as well as students reading ‘O’ Level Drama and ‘A’ Level Theatre Studies and Drama.
Each workshop is limited to 30 participants.
(Play) M1 SINGAPORE FRINGE FESTIVAL 2018: STEP OUTTA LINE
Featuring the work of: Thong Pei Qin & Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
Event dates with arts writer Corrie Tan: 19 Jan, 8pm or 20 Jan, 3pm
$17 per student, including SISTIC fees, for bookings confirmed before 1 Dec 2017
$20 per student, including SISTIC fees, for bookings confirmed after 1 Dec 2017
An army of quirky characters, as colourful as the assortment of ladies' high heels they brandish, questions female transgressions, aggressions and negotiations within a patriarchal society.
Step Outta Line is a rich collage of texts adapted from prolific playwright Ovidia Yu's selected writings, layered with movement, soundscapes and visuals in response to Amanda Heng's works. It is devised by Thong Pei Qin, her band of designer-collaborators, and performers from the BA (Hons) Theatre Arts course at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Through rhythms created from footsteps and movements in high heels, this theatrical piece explores how individuals can lay claim to different sorts of identities, by subverting clothing, tools and embodied ideals which conspire to keep them in line.
Co-presented with Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
Visit www.singaporewritersfestival.com/wgr from November 2017 for full details on other WGR programmes.