OCBC Singapore Theatre Festival 08

The OCBC Singapore Theatre Festival opened on Aug 6 to warm and enthusiastic reviews, as reported by Friends of Wild Rice! Read the full review from TODAY here.

Tickets are selling like hotcakes! If you weren’t quick enough to grab tickets, fret not as you can still be part of the action during this theatre fest period.


The Art & Life Sessions (Free Forums)

You’re invited to The Art and Life Sessions, which is a series of forums. (free admission, of course) Delve, examine and discuss issues of today with artists, activists and academics. Not to be missed!

Where: National Library, Drama Centre, Level 3, Function Room 3
It’s free admission so being ‘kiasu’ and turning up early will ensure you the best seats in the house!
Session 1’s over!
LIFE: Regardless of Race: Uncomfortable Silences, Unfounded Fears
ART: The Swordfish, then The Concubine, angel-ism
Date: Sunday, 10 August 2008

Session 2’s over!
LIFE: We The Citizens: Unsung Heroines, Unwritten Histories
ART: The Last Temptation of Stamford Raffles, I Am Queen
Date: Saturday, 16 August 2008

Session 3’s coming up! MARK YOUR CALENDARS!
LIFE: To Build A **** Society: Uncharted Territories, Untested Waters
ART: Apocalypse: LIVE!
Date: Saturday, 23 August 2008
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm

“In the future, an environmentally-conscious Singapore will be a multiparty democracy, supported by a free press and a vibrant civil society. In a worldwide poll, Singaporeans are reported as the happiest people in Asia. We can dream, can’t we? We speak to some young people about their wishlist for Singapore’s future.”

Panelists:
Laremy Lee – Playwright, Own Time Own Target
Choo Zheng Xi – Editor, The Online Citizen, http://theonlinecitizen.com
Bernise Ang – Founder, SYINC – a network of Youth in Singapore for social change
Seelan Pillay – Artist and Social Activist

Moderator: Ken Kwek – Playwright, Apocalypse: LIVE!

Session 3 is the last art forum in the Singapore Theatre Festival’s Art and Life Sessions series. If you haven’t caught any of the forums yet, make sure you catch this one! See you there..

– By: Valerie Oliveiro

Updates and views on the forums will be posted on ArtZine.
Last updated on Aug 16.
Forum Excerpt from Theatre Fest’s Webpage.

Read HERE about Own Time Own Target, a production about NS that’s part of the Theatre Fest as well!

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