Engagement Programmes

Comprising workshops on understanding poverty facilitated by social workers, a directing masterclass and a community dialogue at the Esplanade Annexe Studio.

For any enquiries please write to connect@artswok.org.

Limited spaces available!

Experiential Workshop on Poverty

Esplanade Annexe Studio
Sat 27 July, 9.30am - 1.30pm

Facilitated by: Social Workers from AMKFSC Community Services Ltd
For ages 13 and above

This workshop will look at some of the key issues behind poverty and inequality in Singapore, through unpacking the knowledge and attitudes young people have regarding these issues, and persons living in poverty.

Through interactive games and dialogues, youths will walk a short distance in the shoes of different persons living in poverty, interact with formal systems and be faced with real-life choices and challenges.

Facilitated by social workers, this workshop is an opportunity for young people to gain a deeper understanding of poverty, to humanise the issue and reflect on our response.


Directing Masterclass

Esplanade Annexe Studio
Sat 27 July, 2.30pm - 6.30pm

Facilitated by: Nelson Chia

Suitable for youths between the ages of 18 - 26 years old (preferably with some experience in directing theatre)

Nelson Chia, Artistic Director of Nine Years Theatre, imparts his skills and experience on theatre directing in this masterclass for young directors. The class will focus on the elements and skills behind doing scene work, with participants working together on a script.

Get behind the scenes with this Life Theatre Awards Best Director for multiple productions, as he shares his approaches and insights honed over the years.


Community Dialogue:
Featuring All Festival Groups

Esplanade Annexe Studio
Sun 4 Aug, 10am - 12pm
Open to Public - Free Admission

Engage with the festival groups as they discuss their insights, poignant moments and challenges during their 1.5 year-long festival journey, encompassing research, creation, performance and engagement with audiences.

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