Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) will be presenting ‘FIVE‘, an innovative hybrid performance that is uniquely designed to be performed live to both online and on-site audiences, from 12–14 November 2020 at Esplanade Theatre Studio and on Zoom.
Directed by Kok Heng Leun, Artistic Director of Drama Box and former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP), FIVE is an intimate and evocative piece about isolation.
Using digital technology to open up new methods of artistic creation, FIVE explores the experiences of solitude and separation, asking: How does it feel to be cut off from regular human contact? What happens to a mind and body which can only connect with others virtually? What does it mean to be an artist in this “new” world?
FIVE is devised with ITI’s graduating class of 2020, in collaboration with a creative team of Singapore’s leading artists, including Genevieve Peck (video and lighting design), Guo Ningru (sound design), Tan Wei Ting (film direction), and Lim Chin Huat (costume coordination).
“You are seeing five actors with their heart and soul, telling stories that are very closely linked to their lives and who they are,” said Director Kok.
ITI’s graduating cohort performs three publicly presented plays as part of their curriculum. FIVE is their final graduation show for 2020, and is presented in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay.
This year’s graduating cohort includes students from India, Malaysia, South Korea, and Taiwan.
Show & Ticketing Details
Presented by: Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) in collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
Directed by: Kok Heng Leun
Co-created by: ITI’s graduating class of 2020
Cast: Kyongsu Kathy Han, Li-chuan Lin (a.k.a. Aki), Prajith K Prasad, Ramith Ramesh, Rhian Hiew Khai Chin
Date & Time: 12 – 14 November (8pm); 14 November (3pm)
Venue: Esplanade Theatre Studio and Zoom
– S$15 excluding ticketing fee (Online on Zoom)
– S$25 [Standard] excluding ticketing fee (On-site at Esplanade Theatre Studio)
– S$20 [Concession rate for students / NSFs / senior citizens / Esplanade&Me Black and White cardholders] excluding ticketing fee (On-site at Esplanade Theatre Studio)
Tickets available at Peatix.