Our Process

The youth participants have embarked on a research process in 2018 to deepen their understanding of poverty in Singapore. Apart from devising sessions, their explorations include attending talks by our resource panel, a two-day drama camp, community and home visits, reading aplenty, journalling and much more. Read on to find out more!



Wed 25 - Sun 29 July 2018

The pared-down festival, offered a special series of devising and drama workshops that deep dived into the theme of poverty at the Esplanade Annexe Studio in 2018.

The devising workshops taught student participants creative approaches towards making theatre, using stimuli such as everyday objects, music and visual art. It was facilitated by professional theatre practitioners and co-facilitated by our youths from the presenting groups.

An interactive drama workshop that explored the relationship between poverty, inequality and dignity, was also offered to youths from low-income families and it was facilitated by veteran theatre practitioners, Kok Heng Leun and Li Xie.

Our last day ended with the festival participating groups reuniting to reflect on their journey thus far.

  • Students from different schools bonded through drama games and devising exercises.

  • A student mused that, “Objects have loaded meanings and we should pay attention to what significance we wish to convey with it instead of just letting it be there.”

  • What do you see, think and wonder? Devising theatre through visual art drew on Nguan’s photos of everyday Singaporean life as the stimuli.

  • Students created tableaus out of these inspiring and evocative music lyrics.

  • Youths participated in simulated situations involving characters living in poverty to explore poverty, inequality and dignity.

  • The participating groups reunited!

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