Duration: 37 min
In this latest podcast, ArtsEquator editor Nabilah Said and theatre reviewer Naeem Kapadia discuss the productions We Were So Hopeful Then (written by Ellison Tan and directed by Alvin Tan) and Acting Mad (with texts by Haresh Sharma, Harris Albar and Maryam Noorhimli and directed by Haresh Sharma), presented as part of The Orange Production 2019 by The Necessary Stage. Amongst other things, they talk about the role that developmental platforms such as The Orange Production play in the larger ecosystem of Singapore theatre, the value of turning the attention in both plays towards the industry itself and whether there was any “Bicentennial creep” into these works.
Other plays mentioned in the episode:
Forked (2019) by Jo Tan
Cook A Pot of Curry (2013) by Alfian Sa’at
Cooling-Off Day (2012) by Alfian Sa’at
Rant And Rave (2012/2014) by Chong Tze Chien
The Orange Production 2017: Drip by Nabilah Said & Whale Fall by Faith Ng
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We Were So Hopeful Then ran from 31 July to 4 August , and Acting Mad ran from 7–11 August, both at The Necessary Stage Black Box. The shows were presented by The Necessary Stage as part of its The Orange Production platform 2019.