3 things are certain in life. Death, taxes and a family chat group on Whatsapp. What's your family chat group like? Ever wondered what other family chat groups are like?
The current climate has provided Hatch an opportunity to explore a new collaborative work using an unconventional but ordinary digital medium; WhatsApp. Over the years, WhatsApp group chats have grown to become a 'place' to gather, gossip and share stories much like a digital coffee shop.
Keturunan Ruminah (Ruminah's Family) is a new drama that unfolds entirely through a WhatsApp messaging platform in real time. Audiences are invited to experience Ruminah's family group chat; the terrible typos, the annoying audio notes or the unnecessary visual stimuli. Join the group, sit back and watch as the story transforms in the palm of your hand.
HATCH is a collective of cross-functional theatre makers based in Singapore and London. Our explorations in theatre-making has produced original local narratives that resonate with global audiences. We want to empower others to believe that every story waiting to be told has an audience waiting to be discovered.