We’ve passed our 60th show for 3 Little Pigs! 10 more to go! Here’s a little tribute to our 60th show, the 1932 Disney animated version…there’s something about this tale that never fails to enthrall kids for generations:Read more "Happy 60th!"
Part of the Singapore Arts Festival 2011, Conference of the Birds opened last night and closed tonight. There’s a pleasant “human” resonance in knowing that we’ve given ourselves to a part of humanity while at the same time partaking in it. This is what I’m taking away as William Teo’s theatre. Some of the words […]Read more "Conference of the Birds: Spiritual Theatre"
The Straits Times, Life! May 12, 2011 Bird story to be restaged It will be lavish, just like the 1991 production by late director William Teo By Adeline Chia, arts correspondent A landmark piece of Singapore theatre is being restaged by one of its original cast members as part of this year’s Singapore Arts Festival. […]Read more "Conference of the Birds in The Straits Times"
Excerpt from Farid ud-din Attar’s Conference of the Birds, translated by Afham Darbandi and Dick Davis, London: Penguin, 1984 A bird complains of his sinfulness Another bird complained: ‘Sin stains my soul; How can the wicked ever reach our goal? How can a soul unclean as noisome flies Toward the Simorgh’s mountains hope to rise? […]Read more "Researching the Guilty Bird"
One week into rehearsal Conference of the Birds rehearsal! It’s been about 3 rehearsals and I feel like we’ve covered a lot, but there’s still a long way to go. We met our birds (puppets) on the first day of rehearsal. A motley crew. Jeremiah, the director, laid them all out and we were to […]Read more "Conference of the Birds Week 1"