A three-day event showcasing youth theatre groups from across Asia
Featuring 19 original performances and 15 workshops.
10 Asian countries will be represented at this exciting event.
Bangladesh. Brunei. Indonesia. Japan. Laos. Malaysia. Myanmar. Philippines. Singapore. Thailand.
The festival concept is driven by the desire to share ideas, methodology and pedagogical approaches with youths around the region, to enlighten, challenge and empower them, with the ultimate aim of progressing the theatrical and artistic landscape within the region.
Over the course of three days, youth theatre collectives will share their differing perspectives and response to the theme, Accessibility & Inclusion, through performance, workshop and dialogue.
Each performance and workshop will be based on each country's personal interpretation of the theme.
The continuously diversifying population and the increasing need to integrate different communities into Asia's fabric renders this a relevant theme.
With the inclusion of nine regional theatre companies, we aim to showcase both the parallels and diversities between our countries to help create a dialogue that contributes to the growth of each nation.
From Singapore we host:
Singapore Repertory Theatre's The Young Company
Buds Theatre's Buds Youth Theatre
The Second Breakfast Company
SOTA (School of the Arts)
The Republic Cultural Centre's – Operation Theatre
Regional talents include:
GIGI Art of Dance (Indonesia)
Youth Advocates Through Theatre Arts (YATTA) (Dumagette, Philippines)
The Actor's Studio, Seni Teater Rakyat (Malaysia)
Prachyanat (Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Khaoneew Theatre Group (Vientiane, Laos)
Seeds Theatre (Brunei)
Green Leaf Theatre House (Sabah, Malaysia)
Lan Yim Theatre (ChiangMai, Thailand)
The Inwa School of Performing Arts (Mandalay, Myanmar)
Fream Theatre (Osaka, Japan)
Each theatre company will be presenting a 15- 50 minute performance based on an original script centred on the theme, Accessibility & Inclusion. A short discussion regarding the play will follow afterwards. In addition, each theatre company will also stage a specialist workshop sharing their own art forms.
The festival will be opened by Mr Darryl David, MP of Ang Mo Kio Group Representation Constituency.
About the organisers
Buds Theatre has always been at the forefront of developing theatre programs specifically targeted at youth, for youth. Established in 2007, Buds Theatre Company provides platforms for young theatre practitioners to practice their craft and hone their skills. Their incubator program, Buds Youth Theatre, receives much recognition and respect in the industry, creating avenues for youths to showcase their talent.
Produced by Buds Theatre in partnership with Republic Polytechnic
Festival Director: Rebecca Lee
Artistic Director: Claire Devine
Production Manager: Ruth Chee / Republic Polytechnic
Stage Managed by: Aishvini / Republic Polytechnic
Light Design by Republic Polytechnic
Performed and conceived by youths aged 14 – 26 years old.
Refer to website for latest schedule, synopses and biographies of participants.