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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival to have rotating artistic director from next year

Published on Apr 4, 2014 10:13 AM
 
The new artistic director for M1 Singapore Fringe Festival is theatre practitioner Sean Tobin (right), head of the theatre faculty at the School of the Arts, who will oversee the 2015 to 2017 festivals. -- ST FILE PHOTO: ASHLEIGH SIM

Theatre company The Necessary Stage (TNS) has announced a significant change to the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival, which they have organised for the past 10 years.

The annual festival, an edgy outfit known for showcasing intimate and thought-provoking work, will now have a new artistic director every three years, taking over a role that was shared between the company's founder Alvin Tan, resident playwright Haresh Sharma and company manager Melissa Lim.

The first to take the mantle is theatre practitioner Sean Tobin, head of the theatre faculty at the School of the Arts, who will oversee the 2015 to 2017 festivals.

In a press statement, the company said: "This change will allow for each appointed artistic director to bring forth his or her vision of the festival for the Singapore audience, and for TNS to forge new relationships with artists and curators in the scene."

 
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