The Change

Organised by: Gangguan!
  • Date:
    7, 8, 9, 10, 11 Dec 2022
  • Time:
    7 Dec, Wed: 8:00pm
    8 Dec, Thu: 8:00pm
    9 Dec, Fri: 8:00pm
    10 Dec, Sat: 3:00pm, 8:00pm
    11 Dec, Sun: 3:00pm
  • Duration:
    1.5h (no intermission)
  • Venue:
    Cairnhill Arts Centre (Teater Kami Black Box), 126 Cairnhill Rd, #02-04/05, Singapore, 229707
    Cairnhill Arts Centre (Teater Kami Black Box), 126 Cairnhill Rd, #02-04/05, Singapore, 229707Cairnhill Arts Centre (Teater Kami Black Box), 126 Cairnhill Rd, #02-04/05, Singapore, 229707
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  • Admission:
    $35 ($25 concession tickets available)
  • Advisory:
    Rating to be advised


"To be fair to the Taliban, it's not like they're jetting around the world in private jets like most celebrities. Maybe they just need to rebrand as eco-warriors."

A common refrain in Singapore is that we contribute just 0.1% of world carbon emissions. Hence, we aren't to blame and can't make a difference anyway. But as a facilitator of global trade (Singapore has the world's 3rd highest trade-to-GDP ratio), decisions made here cause real damages that remain invisible and uncounted.

The other question is what damage are we causing ourselves when we look away? And what new cognitive dissonances do we feel when we have no power to stop ourselves from causing harm?

With a bit of caustic humour, The Change starts with the stories of two friends. Alex is a bureaucrat who, against the best wishes of his colleagues and constant failure, continues trying his best to effect change. Danial, his old friend from school, spends his days ironing children's clothes and his nights dabbling in socially-conscious theatre – they begin collaborating on a new piece of climate change communication.

By: Edward Eng / Gangguan!

Performer: Dennis Sofian

Lighting Designer: Ian Pereira

Production Stage Manager: Samzy Jo

Associate Producer: Benjamin Lye

Note: There is no wheelchair access to the black box theatre (2nd floor) at Cairnhill Arts Centre. Please contact the organiser so we can make arrangements if needed. We are very sorry for the inconvenience.

Getting there by public transit: The staircase entrance at 126 Cairnhill Rd is the easiest way to reach Cairnhill Arts Centre. It is down the small road next to Act 3 International (search "Act 3" or "126 Cairnhill Rd" on your maps app). The nearest MRT station is Newton (600m).

Getting there by car: Cairnhill Arts Centre has a vehicular entrance at the end of Cairnhill Rise. Some parking is available.

SUPPORT OUR WORK: Please support Gangguan! and our work by sponsoring concession tickets (students, Under-21s, Over-65s). Send us an email at

With thanks to: Dance Nucleus and Teater Kami

The Change