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PANEL: Negotiating Difference in Singapore: Critical Concerns When Directing For Theatre

  • Centre 42 42 Waterloo Street Singapore, 187951 Singapore (map)

Now more than ever, given the recent uptick in reactionary politics, loathing of Otherness and xenophobia, we must reckon with how we see and address difference, and review what we do to become more inclusive. There is a need to move away from casting differences as faultlines and shift towards more active and conscious approaches that respect, engage and understand differences with insight and empathy.

This dialogue examines the possibilities and strategies that Singapore theatre directors have explored and experimented with when navigating multiple cultures and identities to contest, reimagine and render porous the prescribed boundaries that are constructed to demarcate between Selves and Others.

This is the second of two dialogue sessions about the topic, organised by the NIE with support from Centre 42. The first features Singapore playwrights - Pooja Nansi, Alfian Sa'at, Haresh Sharma and Eleanor Wong - and takes place on Wednesday 13th March, 8-10 pm at Centre 42.

VENUE: Centre 42
ADDRESS: 42 Waterloo Street, Singapore 187951
EVENT WEBSITE: Eventbrite (for registration)

27 Mar 2019, 8pm–10pm

Earlier Event: March 27
Spoke & Bird #19: Pooja Nansi