Literary Arts

little red comma

Organised by: Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay
Performed by: Arthur Yap, Latha, Melissa De Silva, Mohamed Latiff Mohamed, Samuel Lee and Yeng Pway Ngon
  • Date:
    31 Aug - 31 Dec 2020
  • Venue:
    Online (Esplanade Offstage)
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  • Admission:
    Free

Synopsis:

Go between the lines of paragraphs and verses, in the digital space where you could see the ocean as an ant, think twice about your supermarket consumption, or bear the virtual weight of a kavadi.

little red comma fuses Singapore fiction with new media, comprising digital adaptations of six diverse literary works that span the genres of poetry and short fiction, and featuring the following writers: Arthur Yap, Latha, Melissa De Silva, Mohamed Latiff Mohamed, Samuel Lee and Yeng Pway Ngon.

From the end of August to November 2020, a new work will be released every fortnight on Esplanade Offstage, featuring original soundscapes and illustrations by Singapore artists and creatives. The works by Latha, Mohamed Latiff Mohamed and Yeng Pway Ngon appear in English translation, and are read in their original languages, in audio recordings by Singapore actors and voice talents.

Commissioned by the National Arts Council, little red comma is produced by digital publisher Tusitala and presented by Esplanade. It is part of the #SGCultureAnywhere campaign that brings together the best of Singapore's arts and culture digital offerings to be enjoyed and experienced, anytime and anywhere.

little red comma


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