SCENES: FORUM THEATRE
Local theatre company Drama Box's festival celebrating interactive forum theatre opens this weekend. The plays explore issues from forced marriage (by India's Jana Sanskriti) to disability harassment (by British group Mind The Gap). Workshops and masterclasses are ticketed.
In Mind The Gap's Real Voices Real Lives, professional learning-disabled actors will present vignettes on harassment of the disabled, after which audience members can participate and discuss what they have learnt through role-playing and sharing sessions.
Sonar Meye (Golden Girl) (above) by Jana Sanskriti is about a young girl forced to marry instead of being allowed to continue her education. It was created after several years of workshops with women in rural villages in West Bengal. Performed in Bengali with English and Chinese surtitles.
Real Voices Real Lives
WHERE: Inflatable theatres at open field next to Nex mall, between Upper Serangoon Road and Serangoon Avenue 2 MRT: Serangoon WHEN: Tomorrow, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: tinyurl.com/ocn7ac9
Sonar Meye (Golden Girl)
WHERE: Inflatable theatres MRT: Serangoon WHEN: Sun, 7 - 8.30pm ADMISSION: Free INFO: tinyurl.com/ocn7ac9
TAPESTRY OF HOPE CONCERT
Non-profit organisation Very Special Arts Singapore has been helping artists with disabilities explore their full potential since 1993. Critically acclaimed and hearing-impaired pianist Azariah Tan will join Tan Wee-Hsin and Lillian Wang in an evening of chamber music to raise funds for the charity.
Get an eye-opening insight into what unites and divides people on both sides of the Causeway as Singaporean actors take on Malaysian texts and vice versa. Another Country is directed by Ivan Heng of Wild Rice and Malaysia's Jo Kukathas, with texts ranging from fragments of novels to songs curated by Singaporean playwright Alfian Sa'at and Malaysian playwright Leow Puay Tin.
WHERE: Drama Centre Theatre, National Library Building, Level 3 MRT: Bugis/City Hall WHEN: Till July 11 (Tue - Sat, 8pm; Sat & Sun, 3pm) ADMISSION: $40 - $75, from Sistic