SRT, with the support of Bloomberg Philanthropies, nurtures emerging young writers through The Young Company Writers 16-week course, where new writers learn to harness their imagination into words, learn new writing skills and how to structure their very first play, all under the mentorship of professional theatre writer Li Xie.
"The workshop aims to cover the fundamentals and practical applications in playwriting, discover the creative process of a writer's mind, and uncover stories that resonate with our hearts and lives, eventually bringing these exciting elements together to present." - Li Xie
This platform offers the writers tools to structure and present the work whilst allowing them the freedom to develop their own ideas. There is also a community-based learning where the writers support each other, share ideas and contribute to a platform for new and local writing to be heard.
The finale of this programme is a night on the stage at SRT, where your words hit the spotlight in collaboration with SRT’s The Young Company Actors, under the Direction of Daniel Jenkins.
Course date: Saturdays, 7 Jul to 20 Oct 2018 (16 consecutive Saturdays) with final presentation date Sunday, 18 Nov 2018
Time: 2pm – 5pm
Venue: The Cultural Sanctuary
18 & 20 Temenggong Road
Age: 16 -25 years
Course fee: S$350 (to be paid on successful admission)
A sample of your prose (1000 words)
A script sample from a genre of your chose (4 pages)
An idea for your play. (200 words)
1. Click here to register.
2. Wait to receive notification of submission from SRT
3. Prepare your writing using SRT’s template
4. Submit document by Friday, 8 June
Successful candidates will be informed by Friday, 15 June.
About the facilitator – Li Xie
Currently a freelance theatre practitioner, Li Xie performs, writes, directs and teaches Russian Director Vsevolod Meyerhold ’s Biomechanics in LA SALLE College of the Arts and SOTA (School Of The Arts Singapore). Her directorial and written works include “The VaginaLogue”, “Little White Sailing Boat”, “House of Sins” (nominated for Best Original Script) and site-specific mystery theatre “BODY X”. Her first book of poetry and paintings was published in 2007. She has also produced and written over 30 radio plays locally.
She received the “Young Artist Award” by the National Arts Council of Singapore in 2005 and “Straits Times Life! Theatre Award – Best Director” in 2009. Her immersive and participatory community performance “THE LESSON” ( Singapore International Festival of the Arts 2016) was nominated Best Director and Production of the Year in “Straits Times LIFE! Theatre Awards. In 2016, “THE LESSON” was invited to Taiwan.
With your help, we can continue to nurture local talent and support the production of quality theatre.