The Esplanade's Asian Theatremakers series

The Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay commissioned two essays from me recently as part of their Asian Theatremakers series.

The first looks at the work of the late Yukio Ninagawa, known for his stunning reinterpretations of the Western theatre canon with a strong Japanese sensibility, notably from Shakespeare and Ancient Greek tragedy.

 Yukio Ninagawa. Image: Courtesy of Ninagawa Company (Japan)

Yukio Ninagawa. Image: Courtesy of Ninagawa Company (Japan)

The most recent essay tracks the artistic trajectory of Singaporean theatre company Nine Years Theatre and its co-founder, Nelson Chia.

 Nelson Chia (far right) in  Offending the Audience  at the Esplanade's  Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts  in 2017. Image: Courtesy of the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

Nelson Chia (far right) in Offending the Audience at the Esplanade's Huayi – Chinese Festival of Arts in 2017. Image: Courtesy of the Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay