Podcast

Podcasts not only provide excellent entertainment, but they are also a great educational source. Moreover, you can continue to listen to them, even while you are multi-tasking. The time you’re spending on exercising or doing your household chores can also be dedicated to learning more about the theatre scene in Singapore and beyond!

 

ArtsEquator is a non-profit company based in Singapore that is committed to analysing and critiquing Southeast Asian regional arts practices. So if you love theatre, you are sure to love our podcasts! With a comprehensive library for you to choose from and a variety of industry veterans providing their insights on the theatre scene, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.

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Podcast 80: Murder at Mandai Camp And Fat Kids

As ArtsEquator’s theatre podcast returns since the start of the pandemic, Nabilah Said, Matthew Lyon and Naeem Kapadia appropriately discuss two recent Singapore productions created for digital platform Zoom – Murder at Mandai Camp by Sight Lines Entertainment and Fat Kids Are Harder to Kidnap on Zoom by How Drama. Murder at Mandai Camp ran from …

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Podcast 79: Asia TOPA (Part 2)

The following review is made possible through a Critical Residency programme supported by In this latest podcast episode, Nabilah Said and Carolyn Oei discuss various productions that were recently presented at Melbourne’s Asia TOPA: Are You Ready To Take The Law Into Your Own Hands | Hades Fading | À Ố Làng Phố | Dragon …

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Podcast 78: Asia TOPA (Part 1)

The following review is made possible through a Critical Residency programme supported by In this latest podcast episode, Nabilah Said and Carolyn Oei discuss various productions that were recently presented at Melbourne’s Asia TOPA: Black Ties |  HuRu-hARa | Chinese Square Dancers | The Seen and Unseen | Torch the Place | Metal This is the first of a two-part …

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Podcast 76: The Runaway Company

Duration: 30 min Nabilah Said speaks to Izzul Irfan and Mahirah Abdul Latiff of The Runaway Company about structures, succession and misconceptions about their work. The Runaway Company has an upcoming show, The Story of Tonight, which runs from 6-8 March 2020 at Stamford Arts Centre Black Box. Stream Podcast 75: Download Podcast 75 here. (right-click …

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Podcast 75: Patch and Punnet

Duration: 25 min Nabilah Said speaks to Krish Natarajan and Astley Xie of Patch and Punnet about their upcoming production, Fika & Fishy, which is billed as a kids’ show made for adults. Warning: This podcast contains language that is not suitable for kids. Fika & Fishy runs from February 14 to March 1 at …

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Podcast 73: Spacebar Theatre

Duration: 21 min In our latest episode of our Fresh Blood podcast, Nabilah Said speaks to Lee Shu Yu and Eugene Koh of Spacebar Theatre about their latest production, The Utama Spaceship, which imagines what happens when Singaporeans are sent into outer space to chope, or ehem, colonise a planet in the nearest star system. …

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Podcast 72: ArtsEquator End-of-Year Theatre Podcast 2019

Matt Lyon, Naeem Kapadia, Kathy Rowland and Nabilah Said discuss their top picks for theatre in 2019. Content warning: Mentions of sexual assault/violence, self-harm and suicide. Duration: 38 minutes Stream Podcast 72: Also available on Spotify. Download Podcast 72 here (right-click and select ‘Save Link As’ on Windows; control+click and select ‘Save Link As’ on Apple) …

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Podcast 70: The Hawker & Rumah Dayak

In this latest podcast episode, Kathy Rowland, Matthew Lyon and Naeem Kapadia discuss recent productions The Hawker by Second Breakfast Company, an immersive piece that pays homage to individuals in a hawker centre, and Rumah Dayak by new theatre collective Rupa co.lab, which puts the experiences of troubled Malay youths centrestage. Duration: 30 minutes Stream …

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Podcast 68: Critics Live! Wild Rice’s Merdeka

Theatre critics Corrie Tan, Nabilah Said, Carolyn Oei and Kathy Rowland discuss the recent production of WILD RICE’s Merdeka / 獨立 /சுதந்திரம், in a critics-led post-show conversation held in front of an audience on 19 October 2019 at WILD RICE’s Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre. The Critics Live session is organised by ArtsEquator. The transcript below …

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Podcast 67: Urinetown and Lim Boon Keng – The Musical

Theatre reviewers Matt Lyon and Naeem Kapadia are joined by ArtsEquator editor Nabilah Said in this newly rebooted theatre podcast discussing recent productions Urinetown: The Musical by Pangdemonium, and Lim Boon Keng – The Musical by Musical Theatre Ltd. This local edition of Urinetown, directed by Tracie Pang, sets the satirical piece against the backdrop …

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Podcast 65: M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival (Part 1)

Duration: 20 min Podcast host Chan Sze-Wei and guest Melissa Quek discuss works they saw at the recent M1 CONTACT Contemporary Dance Festival, specifically at the platforms DiverCity, Off Stage and M1 Open Stage. These include H A S E R by Singapore dancer-choreographer Syimah Sabtu and Leftovers by Josh Martin from Canadian company, Company 605. …

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Podcast 62: Unpacking the Contemporary in Traditional Dance

Duration: 47 min Podcast host Amin Farid alongside fellow dance scholars Elizabeth Chan and Aparna Nambiar discuss their respective fields of study within traditional dance. They share their thoughts on current particularities and problematics within the Malay, Chinese and Indian traditional dance scenes in Singapore, as well as what has led them down the academic …

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Podcast 58: Research and Practice in Performance-Making

Duration: 29 min As emerging art-makers having recently graduated from B.A. programmes from three different institutions in Singapore, Ranice Tay, Chua Pei Yun and art naming 奇能 (née Adam Lau*) share their thoughts on the distinctions, overlaps, limitations and challenges between academic research and creative practice. Podcast hosted by Felipe Cervera. *Prior to April 2019, …

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Podcast 54: “FOUR FOUR EIGHT” by Emergency Stairs

Duration: 41 min As part of ArtsEquator’s Critics Reading Group programme, we got together three arts writers – Corrie Tan, Jocelyn Chng and Loo Zihan – to discuss FOUR FOUR EIGHT by Emergency Stairs. Corrie, Jocelyn and Zihan’s conversation sets the work within the context of Liu Xiaoyi’s experimental oeuvre, and reveals their personal, unique encounters with …

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Podcast 53: Songwriter on the Spot – Ng Sze Min of Artwave Studio

Duration: 21 min Ng Sze Min, a young emerging music composer and producer, whips up a song based on Akanksha’s teenage poetry, and shares about the other projects that she has worked on as part of Artwave Studio, which she runs together with her partner – aside from her personal practice composing audio plays (which …

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