Arts & Culture

Breaking & Entering: A review of the Twenty-Something Theatre Festival, Part 2
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By Ng Yi-Sheng I spent last weekend at the Twenty-Something Theatre Festival (see my reviews here and here), and I figured I couldn’t stay away for their closing week. Once again, I caught three productions in the “Fresh” category: new works selected out Read More

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A Green Revolution: A Review of Trees, A Crowd…
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By Ng Yi-Sheng Last Thursday, the Twenty-Something Theatre Festival kicked off with its first week of shows, all written, produced and performed by folks 29 and under. I managed to review most of the plays on offer (read here), but for logistical reasons, Read More

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Fresh Faces, Old Wounds: A review of the Twenty-Something theatre festival, Part 1
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By Ng Yi-Sheng As part of my commitment to reviewing indie theatre, I’ve decided to write about every single play in the Twenty-Something Theatre Festival. This is a completely new arts festival, initiated by actor/producer Tan Kheng Hua to give young theatremakers a Read More

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Russian Dollhouse: A review of Dark Room
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By Ng Yi-Sheng The life of an expat wife in Singapore seems pretty perfect. After all, what could be better than being a wealthy (usually) white woman, with the privilege of going to luncheons in Sentosa Cove and spas in Bali instead of Read More

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Snippets from Lord Anthony Lester’s book, “Five ideas to fight for”
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By Tan Wah Piow I can now share some snippets from Lord Anthony Lester book Five Ideas to Fight For. Lord Lester QC in this week’s BBC Hardtalk interview described British judges in the earlier years as “reactionary and blinkered.” In the book Read More

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Meenah and Cheenah: A fun and hard laugh at Singapore’s racial stereotyping
By Terry Xu Published on by Terry Xu 0

Laugh your head off at racial stereotypes that accompanied many through their childhood to their adulthood in Singapore without people giving you a stare in the face at Dream Academy’s brand new show, MEENAH AND CHEENAH! With a script masterfully written by Alfian Sa’at, this 90-minutes Read More

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Singapore’s finest comedic personalities, Siti Khalijah and Judee Tan – in MEENAH AND CHEENAH!
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Last updated on April 20th, 2016 at 04:01 pmKick-starting Dream Academy’s 2016 season is an exciting brand new show that presents two of Singapore’s finest comedic personalities – Siti Khalijah and Judee Tan – in MEENAH AND CHEENAH! Siti Khalijah was awarded best Actress for Read More

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Interview with Jason Soo, Director of 1987: Untracing the Conspiracy
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by Yee Kai We speak to Jason Soo, whose new film is about Operation Spectrum, more commonly known as the ‘Marxist Conspiracy’, where 22 people were detained for allegedly plotting to establish a Marxist state in 1987. Jason’s past films include a short Read More

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‘Preservation’ becomes problematic when it becomes the only overriding agenda of cultural production
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By Alfian Sa’at I watched ‘The Songs We Sang’–a meticulously-researched, affectionate documentary about the xinyao music movement in Singapore, and it was an invaluable eye-opener for me. There were so many elements which made me think about the cultural frames that we use Read More

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Making film stars out of Singapore’s domestic workers
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Last updated on April 6th, 2016 at 04:43 pmBy Rob O’brien The shoestring budget film Remittance depicts the hardship of life in Singapore through its ensemble cast of real life domestic workers. But now they are waiting for its message to reach the Read More

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