M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2018 - 19

Message from M1 Limited

M1 is once again delighted to present the M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival!

Since we commenced our partnership with ArtsWok Collaborative in 2016, we have been very encouraged by the festival’s growth and positive reception amongst youth-participants, as well as the immense support received from the community.

The festival is crystallising its artistic direction to hone in on the creation of ‘youth theatre with a social conscience’. To allow for a deeper understanding of the social issue behind the plays, the festival has provided a unique platform where youth-participants will undergo a year-long process to develop a deeper understanding of the subject matter, prior to devising and staging their plays the following year. Supported by highly experienced advisory and resource panels, this approach will encourage the young practitioners to reflect deeply, think more critically and more importantly, communicate their unique perspectives, and in turn contribute to a richer understanding of the world we live in.

The M1 Theatre Ninja Programme will also expand beyond production and stage management, to include professional mentorship in lighting design.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Alvin Tan, for his dedicated contribution and invaluable guidance as Artistic Director of the M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival from 2015 - 2017. At the same time, we warmly welcome theatre practitioner and arts educator, Jean Ng, who will be taking over the reins as the festival’s new Artistic Director from 2018 - 2021. We look forward to her leadership in growing the M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival from strength to strength.

Ivan Lim
Director, Corporate Communications
M1 Limited

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Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is Singapore’s national performing arts centre. It has a year-round line-up of about 3,000 performances presented by Esplanade, its partners and hirers. As an arts centre for everyone, Esplanade also creates opportunities for seniors, youth, children and underserved communities to experience the arts. More than 70% of the shows that take place each year at the centre are non-ticketed. The centre works in close partnership with local, regional and international artists to develop artistic capabilities and content, push artistic boundaries and engage audiences. It also develops technical capabilities for the industry nationally.

This architectural icon, with its distinctive twin shells, houses world-class performance spaces complemented by a comprehensive range of professional support services. Its two main venues are the 1,600-seat Concert Hall and a Theatre with a capacity of 2,000.

Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay is operated by The Esplanade Co Ltd (TECL), which is a not-for-profit organisation, a registered Charity and an Institution of a Public Character. In 2016, The Charity Council awarded TECL the Charity Transparency Award and the Special Commendation Award – Clarity of Strategy.

In October 2017, Esplanade launched #mydurian—a year-long celebration for its 15th anniversary—comprising programmes and activities that bring together people and stories that have helped shape the iconic arts centre fondly dubbed the Durian.

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