28 Nov - 8 Dec 2019 | Sands Theatre, Marina Bay Sands
Singapore has the second-highest rate of cyberbullying in the world, with three in four youths having experienced cyberbullying. Due to its virtual nature, cyberbullying usually goes on physically unnoticed. Instead, it leaves a mental scar, as victims of cyberbullying often feel lonely, anxious, and insecure. Acknowledging this, SRT would like to play our part to combat cyberbullying by using theatre as our natural weapon of choice.
Christopher Chen is an Obie award-winning playwright. His play CAUGHT was praised as “an intricately constructed, unrelentingly destabilizing puzzle of a play” by The New York Times. His plays examine the hidden patterns beneath complex systems: socio-political systems, psychological systems, systems of power. Read more to find out about his maximalist approach to playwriting, and how his identity influences his writing.
This September, SRT will be presenting Caught, an immersive project by the dissident artist, Lin Bo. Through his collaboration with director Ed Iskandar, known for his experiential work, Lin will be harnessing the expansive medium of theatre to share his story of imprisonment in China for a work of Avant-garde Art.
Founded in 1993, Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) is one of the leading English language theatre producers and presenters in Asia. In addition to its repertoire of original musicals like Forbidden City: Portrait of an Empress, the company has produced a number of critically acclaimed plays that include ART, The Pillowman and God of Carnage. SRT was the first Singaporean theatre company on Broadway in 1998 as Associate Producer of Golden Child, which went from Singapore to New York and earned three Tony Award nominations.read more