The Transition Room: nightmare-inspired dream play

The Transition Room writer and director Stanley Seah (seated, front), together with (from left) set and costume designer Vivien Lau, lighting designer Tai Zi Feng, sound designer Vick Low, stage manager Jovy Tan and actress Tan Hui Er.
The Transition Room writer and director Stanley Seah (seated, front), together with (from left) set and costume designer Vivien Lau, lighting designer Tai Zi Feng, sound designer Vick Low, stage manager Jovy Tan and actress Tan Hui Er.ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO

SINGAPORE - A nightmarish experience when he was only seven years old led Stanley Seah to eventually write and direct his dream play for Toy Factory Productions. The Transition Room, a play about life, death and in-between places, runs from Feb 21 to March 2 at the Drama Centre Black Box.

The narrative begins with Mike (Christer Jon Aplin) in a room with five other people (played by Marc Valentine Chia, Kaykay Nizam, Tan Hui Er, Victoria Chen and Jazmine Monaz). Mike is waiting for something to happen but the reason why he is present in that space is unclear.

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