CONNECTIONS @ Singapore Writers Festival 2020

Connections - Original Monologues From Our Homes #1

Connections – Original Monologues From Our Homes #1

VIDEO

DATE / TIME

31 Oct 2020, Sat 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM 
30mins

VENUE

SISTIC Live

Festival Pass Event

S$20Get ticket

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

DESCRIPTION

Produced by Theatre Today

No Other Name by Vara Hariharan 
From love, to family, to growing old in Singapore, five seniors who are first-time writers capture the intimacies of life in their respective short monologues filmed from their homes. In this video, the narrator bemoans the name foisted on her at birth and struggles to come to terms with what it spells of culture, belonging and identity.

Vara Hariharan was formerly a Principal Master Teacher with MOE and the founder of the Singapore Writing Institute for teachers. She is interested in exploring identity through her writing.

This is a pre-recorded session, and will be available on video-on-demand replay. 

There will be a free post-monologue Q&A happening 8 Nov, Sun 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM on SWF FB Live.

FEATURING

Theatre Today

Singapore

Theatre Today was established by experienced theatre director and producer, Jeffrey Tan, to bring artists together for art projects that celebrate the diversity of stories and lived experiences. 

Jeffrey was also the Festival Director of #Engage2.0, a virtual youth arts festival produced by The Rice Company Limited, the creator of Open Business @ Ji Xiang and Open Business @ Tea Chapter as part of the Singapore Heritage Festival 2020, storyteller for The Snail Who Didn’t Want His Shell as part of #BuySinglit 2020, and director of Cross-Talk Siu Dai Pop Ups as part of Textures 2020 at The Arts House.

Find out more about Theatre Today here.Theatre Today is featured in the following SWF event(s):Connections – Original Monologues From Our Homes #2

Connections – Original Monologues From Our Homes #3

Connections – Original Monologues From Our Homes #4

Connections – Original Monologues From Our Homes #5

Connections (LIVE Q&A)

Connections – Original Monologues From Our Homes #2

VIDEO

DATE / TIME

31 Oct 2020, Sat 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
30mins

DESCRIPTION

Produced by Theatre Today.

Nursing Memories by Mary Ng Soon
From love, to family, to growing old in Singapore, five seniors who are first-time writers capture the intimacies of life in their respective short monologues filmed from their homes. In this video, a retired nurse falls sick and gets lonely in the hospital. She would prefer to be at her own home, nursing her memories and grappling with reality.

Mary Ng Soon is a training consultant. She also dabbles in writing plays, poetry and sketches for church. She aspires to write a book on the adventures of being a grandmother.

This is a pre-recorded session, and will be available on video-on-demand replay. 

Connections – Original Monologues From Our Homes #3

VIDEO

DATE / TIME

1 Nov 2020, Sun 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM 
30mins

VENUE

SISTIC Live

Festival Pass Event

S$20Get ticket

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

DESCRIPTION

Produced by Theatre Today.

Rules of the Game by Nooraini Majeed
From love, to family, to growing old in Singapore, five seniors who are first-time writers capture the intimacies of life in their respective short monologues filmed from their homes. In this video, a woman reflects on the rules in the game of marriage, negotiating with love, harmony, conflict and struggles within family relationships.

After ten years of service in the medical field, family and kids made Nooraini Majeed a stay home minister. She is now a wellness advocate and continues to touch many lives.

This is a pre-recorded session, and will be available on video-on-demand replay. 

Connections – Original Monologues From Our Homes #4

VIDEO

DATE / TIME

1 Nov 2020, Sun 5:00 PM – 5:30 PM 
30mins

VENUE

SISTIC Live

Festival Pass Event

S$20Get ticket

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

DESCRIPTION

Produced by Theatre Today

What’s in a Name? by Shahnaz Ali 
From love, to family, to growing old in Singapore, five seniors who are first-time writers capture the intimacies of life in their respective short monologues filmed from their homes. In this video, Shahnaz recollects experiential moments as someone who has moved all her life. She realises that home is not a place but a feeling, and is thankful for a life that is kaleidoscopic.

Shahnaz Ali is an emerging artist currently residing in Singapore. She considers herself a cultural traveller. Shahnaz works with diverse mediums in abstract art. Her other interests include photography and creative writing.

Connections – Original Monologues From Our Homes #5

VIDEO

DATE / TIME

1 Nov 2020, Sun 7:00 PM – 7:30 PM 
30mins

VENUE

SISTIC Live

Festival Pass Event

S$20Get ticket

LANGUAGE

This session is in English

DESCRIPTION

Produced by Theatre Today.

My Mama And Me by Anne Lim
From love, to family, to growing old in Singapore, five seniors who are first-time writers capture the intimacies of life in their respective short monologues filmed from their homes. This video is a reimagining of a Peranakan grandmother’s strong matriarchal influence as the writer reflected on the challenges of growing older, with grace.

Anne Lim is grateful for the opportunities in her silver years to uncover the artist within. She loves exercising her creativity through writing, painting and singing. Anne finds inspiration in nature.

This is a pre-recorded session, and will be available on video-on-demand replay. 

LIVE Q & A Trailer

November 2020

Published by theatretodaysg.com

I am a theatre director, drama educator and arts producer based in Singapore. I am very keen to collaborate, co-create, involving participation and engagement in creating socially relevant theatre.

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