This initiative is a holistic theatre-making programme for young people. It provides them a platform to make and present theatre that speaks to and for people of their own generation.
Participants will gain first-hand experience of how to make theatre – from writing and directing to performing. At the end of the programme, participants will stage an original production under the guidance and direction of a professional creative team.
No prior acting or theatre experience is necessary. All you need to be a part of Singapore Youth Theatre is a willingness to learn and experience the magic of theatre!
- DURATION: 11 months
Starts February 2021 with a performance showcase in December 2021
- FREQUENCY: 10am – 1pm, every Saturday
Depending on programme requirements, the frequency of classes might increase in certain months and/or in the run-up to productions
- AGE RANGE: 13 to 17 years old (in 2021)
- COST: Free. All participants who are admitted into the programme are expected to commit for its entire duration.
Interested parties can book an audition slot during these times. Each audition will take approximately 15 minutes:
- 21 Dec (Mon): 2.30pm – 6.15pm
- 22 Dec (Tue): 2.30pm – 6.15pm
- 23 Dec (Wed): 2.30pm – 6.15pm
- NEW: 28 Dec (Mon): 10.30am – 5.00pm
- NEW: 29 Dec (Tue): 10.30am – 5.00pm
WHAT TO PREPARE FOR THE AUDITION
1. Interested candidates should submit the following to Priyanka Sabu at email@example.com by 12 noon on 23 Dec 2020 to book an audition slot on a first come, first served basis:
• A photo headshot,
• Your contact details, and
• A simple write-up of no more than 150 words on why you are interested to join this programme 2.
2. You are required to prepare and memorise two short monologues (one drama’c, one comedic). The monologue should be between 1-2 minutes in length and should be selected from published plays only.
3. The audition may also include a short interview.
A NOTE ON THE AUDITION
Please do not get too stressed about the audition – it is not a test. We just want the opportunity to get to know you better through hearing you read something written for the stage. This, is after all, a programme for aspiring theatre-makers to learn together.
If you need any suggestions for monologues, please let us know and we’ll be happy to suggest a few that you may be interested in.
ABOUT OUR PROGRAMME DIRECTOR: THOMAS LIM
Thomas Lim made his professional debut as a playwright and director in Grandmother Tongue, which was performed in Teochew, English and Mandarin. His sophomore work, Supervision, won the 2019 Straits Times Life! Theatre Award for Best Original Script. He has worked as a drama educator in secondary schools and junior colleges across Singapore, and is currently Wild Rice’s Associate Artistic Director for Youth & Education.