Daniel is interested in objects in performance and the potential of their material and theatrical presence. He designs, makes, sources and/or manages puppets, props and gadgets for theatre performances. He is a member of The Finger Players Core Team. He helms The Maker’s Lab, a programme that focuses on research and development of puppet design and making. He is a co-founder of Prop-erly, where he fabricates puppets, props and other performance objects. He is also a co-founder of local Facebook group We.Make.Performance.Objects.
In this visual essay, puppet maker and designer Daniel Sim, begins with a set of rejected stage chairs, and ends up on a lyrical journey through Singapore’s theatre history.