M1SFF2015: The Presence and Power of the Playwright
Inspired by Nassim Soleimanpour’s White Rabbit Red Rabbit, where the playwright performs with unprecedented power and presence, regardless of his total physical absence from the process and the performance, we thought it was timely to gather at the end of Fringe ’15, to talk about the participation of the playwright in today’s theatres.
In the post-modern era, where we are all meant to be empowered as authors and collaborators, where does that leave the playwright, in terms of voice? What are the tools and tactics necessary for a playwright to remain an active and relevant part of theatre-making in today’s creative space?
We bring together playwrights, directors and actors to discuss the works from Fringe ’15, and the different positions taken by the playwrights in the various works.
The artists from the Fringe will discuss the creative processes of their works, and the role of the playwright in these processes. They will also share their reflections of the role of the playwright in society, today. You will also have a chance to throw your own questions, observations and reflections into the mix.
This talk is supported by Centre 42, whose focus is on the creation, documentation and promotion of Singapore texts and writings for the Singapore stage.
This talk will be moderated by Sean Tobin, Artistic Director of M1 Singapore Fringe Festival.
Lim Kay Siu (White Rabbit Red Rabbit)
Groupe ACM (Under Pressure – Temporary Title)
Take Off Productions (Mosaic)
The Necessary Stage (untitled women)
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