About the Festival
This July, W!LD RICE presents Alfian Sa’at - In The Spotlight, a festival dedicated to showcasing the brilliant, witty, heartfelt work of one of Singapore’s finest playwrights.
The aim of W!LD RICE’s In The Spotlight
series is to provide audiences with a representative survey of a local
playwright’s body of work. More importantly, W!LD RICE hopes to examine
how these works relate to one another and to today’s audiences.
year, W!LD RICE will present three works by our award-winning Resident
Playwright, Alfian Sa’at. A highlight of the festival is the premiere of
Cook a Pot of Curry, a brand new play that takes a hard look at
the hot-button issue of immigration and the effect of changing
demographics on Singapore culture.
W!LD RICE will also be staging two exciting revivals of Alfian’s previous works – Dreamplay: Asian Boys Vol. 1, a touchstone in Singapore's LGBT movement; and The Optic Trilogy, a meditation on love and loss that has made its way to Scandinavia and back.
that theatre does not begin and end with the rise and fall of the
curtain, a series of exciting activities have been planned in and around
the Festival. These include a new version of Alfian’s smash-hit play Cooling-Off Day, performed free-of-charge, and workshops that will explore the styles, themes and inspirations running through Alfian’s works.
RICE invites you to join us in the theatre - to laugh, be moved, and
reflect to celebrate and reflect on our stories - through his words.