SHARE IT! Theatre Performances
Date: Sat, 6 Jul
Time: 7pm - 8.30pm
Venue: The Gallery
A dysfunctional family of three: a mother and her two daughters. The youngest daughter, a rebellious 17-year old, gets pregnant and returns home to her mother and elder sister. How will the drama unfold? You decide.
Do you remember that frustrated, helpless feeling you get when some characters in TV dramas just keep getting stuck in messy situations?
For this experiential play, you, my friend, become the master of fate. Audiences will be able to change the actors’ reactions to various situations and hopefully, create a better ending to the play.
· The play with a negative ending will be acted out for 15 minutes.
· Audience intervention will be done in an hour, whereby a facilitator will encourage you to reconsider the negative ending of the play and offer solutions by suggesting changes to be executed by the actors.
· These changes can be line changes or changes in the tone of the actor’s speech, all of which could lead to a better progression of the play. These solutions or changes will be acted out and the play will be improvised.
· The entire session will therefore last for about 1.5 hour.
· This process will encourage you to consider situations that you may be familiar with so that you can contribute to a better ending to the play
2) Theatre Performance - Just a Bad Day
Date : Sun, 7 Jul
Time : 7pm - 8.30pm
Venue : The Gallery
They are everyday people with ordinary lives. You’ve seen them. They’re your neighbours, your colleagues, your mahjong kakis. Their problems are nothing new. But now, they’re asking you to step in.
Three women are faced with different threats – at home, in the office, and at a party. When familiar environments turn hostile and seemingly harmless situations escalate, what choices are they left with?
This forum theatre piece was created by a team of volunteers from all walks of life in Singapore, who came forward to share their stories of violence, oppression and vulnerability. In a powerful workshop led by theatre practitioner Li Xie, the volunteers moulded compelling characters who mirrored their struggles, their society. Your society.
‘Just A Bad Day’ promises to be a stimulating encounter. Through this intimate performance, we hope to provoke thought and discussion on the less tangible forms of violence against women that continue to be a reality in Singapore.
Come and listen to these experiences, share your perspectives and reconsider your assumptions about gender roles, norms and violence against women. And maybe you will discover possibilities – areas you where you can make change in your own life.
Organized by: AWARE