Podcast 1: SIFA Review: Five Easy Pieces; Ibsen: Ghosts; Riding on A Cloud

Duration: 29 minutes

ArtsEquator’s weekly podcast on arts and culture features co-hosts Kathy Rowland and Matt Lyon chatting about the latest performances, exhibitions and arts news in Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia. In Part 1 of our coverage of the Singapore International Arts Festival 2016, we are joined by performance maker and researcher, Shawn Chua, as we discuss the challenges of having the source of the story present during the process of making and staging performance. The ArtsEquator Podcast is supported by the Faculty for the Creative Industries, LASALLE College of the Arts. The ArtsEquator Podcast is co-hosted by Kathy Rowland and Matt Lyon. Opening music composed by Caspar Productions.

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Selected reviews:

Five Easy Pieces

Arts Fest: Tame play about paedophilia; child actors fail to inhabit their roles by Cheong Suk-Wai (StraitsTimes)

Thoughts on Five Easy Pieces by Clara Chow

“Five Easy Pieces: Play takes on case of Belgian murderer Marc Dutroux” by Karin Lai (Today Online)

Five Easy Pieces by Ng Yi Sheng (SIFA Blog)

“Five Easy Pieces: Extra Insight (SIFA Blog)

Riding on A Cloud

“Riding on a Cloud by Rabih Mroue” by Ng Yi Sheng (SIFA Blog)

Riding on a Cloud by Rabih Mroue” by Corrie Tan (Personal Blog)


“Ibsen: Ghosts by Markus&Markus at The O.P.E.N” by Corrie Tan (Personal Blog)

“Ibsen: Ghosts” by Akshita Nanda

Review: Ibsen: Ghosts by Bakchormeeboy (Backchormeeboy Blog)

Ibsen: Ghosts by Markus&Markus” by Ng Yi Sheng (SIFA Blog)


About the author(s)

Kathy Rowland is the Managing Editor of ArtsEquator.com, a registered charity that she co-founded with Jenny Daneels in 2016. The site is dedicated to supporting and promoting arts criticism with a regional perspective in Southeast Asia. Kathy has worked in the arts for over 25 years, working in the areas of critical writing and arts advocacy, with a special interest in media platforms for the arts. She is the Project Lead for ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asian Arts and Culture Censorship Documentation Project, launched in 2021. She has written extensively on censorship of arts and culture in Malaysia. She was a member of the International Programme Advisory Committee of the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, 2019.

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