No, not THE Mentor we Singaporeans are more politically familiar with. “Tua” Pradit Prasartthong (pictured below) is the first overseas mentor that I will be meeting as part of The Directors Lab mentorship grant. I knew quite quickly that I would have liked to be mentored by Alvin Tan (The Necessary Stage) and Jeremiah Choy […]Read more "Countdown to Meeting the Mentor"
What interests me in Asian tradition is the place of the actor as a creator of metaphors. The actor’s art consists in showing passion, in recounting a human being’s insides. Through Asian theatre, I reazlied that the actor’s mission was to open up the human being like a pomegranate – not in order to show […]Read more "The Asian Actor: Observations by Ariane Mnouchkine"
Yes, I’m back! And it has been an awesome trip It has been almost a week now but I’m still unpacking the experience. Learning from the masters and working with the international artists was extremely valuable. I went hoping to pick up new tools of working, I came back with those and a much richer […]Read more "Returning from Italy and La Mama Umbria"
I’ve been accepted into the the La Mama International Master Acting Workshops with a full grant from the National Arts Council! Needless to say I am excited! From 30 July to 9 Aug 2013 The workshops will be held in the gorgeous Umbria, Italy, in a country house owned by La Mama. The international teaching […]Read more "La Mama International Master Acting Workshops"
The 2 Chairs 1 Table sessions were initially planned to stage a one act play for me to “rehearse” being a director (so actor hor?). Tze Chien prescribed the staging format as a challenge for me to focus on the performance. After my first session with the actors, the initial idea didn’t make sense in […]Read more "2 Chairs 1 Table Workshops"