Chinese Theatre Festival rebranded as M1 Patch: A Theatre Festival Of Artful Play

The Theatre Practice rebrands its Chinese theatre festival as M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival Of Artful Play, diversifying beyond language-driven material and programming a wider variety of works

Performers and staff at The Theatre Practice often sport bruises or grazes from a rousing game of captain's ball.

Artistic director Kuo Jian Hong explains why: "It's very good for coordination, for focus, for seeing the macro. As an artist, as a director, the first thing I do is play games."

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 17, 2018, with the headline 'Setting the stage for play'. Print Edition | Subscribe