Daniel Slater is back in Singapore in February 2020 to direct The Lifespan of a Fact. He shares how US President Trump’s election has shaped the way he views this play about facts and truth.
What first confronts you is the set, virtually a character in its own right. There is garbage heaped around the edges, junked cars floating in the air, and the abandoned ruin of Fogg's Asylum looming over all. Ominous sounds creak and groan from it, as though it is alive, in pain, and angry.
Singapore Repertory Theatre and Shan You decided to collaborate for the event-Mental Health, Let’s Talk: Suicidality to bring attention to this issue through a thought-provoking theatre performance, Silence Bubble. That was produced by SRT and designed to allow the audience to understand the struggles of suicide in an authentic but controlled setting that will enable them to reflect and digest the complexities of this issue in a non-confrontational manner.
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