Activism in Times of Crisis and Beyond

Organised by: Drama Box
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    19 Jun 2020
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A watch party for Forum Theatre "Wouldn't It Be Nice?" and Panel Discussion with Kokila Annamalai, Lim Jingzhou and Lin Shiyun, moderated by Han Xuemei

In 2012, as part of the IPS Prism project presented by the Institute of Policy Studies, which sought to examine the issue of governance in Singapore in the following decade, Drama Box created forum theatre performance "Wouldn't It Be Nice?", ominously painting a scenario in 2022 of a national crisis and shortage of resources.

The play highlights different ways people respond to a crisis and their conflicting desires. Protagonist Nick steps up to organise a rationing system for his community, instead of waiting for the government to deliver help.

Using the play as a springboard to discuss what we can do and how we can organise ourselves, especially in but not limited to times of crisis, the panel comprising individuals who have initiated and sustained meaningful engagement with different communities in Singapore, will share insight on different aspects of activism in Singapore.

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"Wouldn't it be Nice?" was first produced by Drama Box for IPS Prism: An Immersive Arts Experience, presented by Institute of Policy Studies of the National University of Singapore, at the National Library Building in November 2012.

Activism in Times of Crisis and Beyond