Interested in the art and craft of Theatre-Making? If you’re aged 13 to 17 years old, come audition to join Wild Rice for the 2024 edition of Singapore Youth Theatre!

Wild Rice’s Singapore Youth Theatre programme is a holistic theatre-making initiative – the only one of its kind in Singapore – that has been created especially for young people. Our mission is to provide a platform for youths 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-making experience is necessary. All you need to be a part of Singapore Youth Theatre is a passion for the magic of theatre and a willingness to learn!


  • DURATION: 12 months from July 2024, with a performance showcase in June 2025

  • FREQUENCY: 10am – 5pm, every Saturday
    • Depending on programme requirements, the frequency of classes may increase in certain months and/or in the run-up to productions.
    • Graduation Showcase: June 2025
    • Programme Schedule (Download a copy here)
    • Please note, each participant needs to achieve an 85% attendance in order to graduate from the programme.

  • AGE RANGE: 13 to 17 years old (in 2024)

  • COST: $1,308 with GST (bursary are available on case-by-case basis)

The 2024 Singapore Youth Theatre programme is supported by the FMAS Trampoline Fund, managed by The Majurity Trust.


Interested parties can book an audition slot during these times. Each audition will take approximately 15 minutes:

  • 12 Mar (Tue): 10:30am – 5:30pm
  • 13 Mar (Wed): 10:30am – 5:30pm
  • 14 Mar (Thu): 10:30am – 5:30pm

1. Interested candidates should submit their application by 12 noon on Wednesday, 6 March 2024, to book an audition slot on a first come, first served basis:

  • A recent picture of yourself
  • Your contact details
  • A simple write-up of no more than 150 words on why you are keen to join this programme

2. You are required to prepare and memorise one short monologue. The monologue should be between 1-2 minutes in length and should be selected from published plays only.

3. Candidates will also be asked to do a cold read, with a script that’s provided during the audition – no preparation will be necessary.

4. The audition may also include a short interview.


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 by 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.


Thomas Lim is an award-winning writer, director and arts educator. His work spans across genres and languages, including plays, musicals and short films performed in Teochew, Mandarin, Malay, Bahasa Indonesia, English and Pig Latin. His professional debut, Grandmother Tongue, was a semi-autobiographical tribute to his Teochew-speaking grandmother. Subsequent writing credits include Supervision and Straight Acting, the former of which was nominated for Production of the Year and won Best Original Script at the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards. Musical pantomimes include Peter Pan in Serangoon Gardens and Pinocchio. Thomas is also an established arts educator with over a decade of experience working with students and young people.

Ezzat Alkaff is an arts manager, drama educator and theatre practitioner. He graduated from the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (UK) with a degree in Drama, Applied Theatre and Education in 2015. Since then, he has taught and produced works both in Singapore and abroad. Ezzat has a keen interest working with youth, and specialises in directing performances with and for young people.

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