As part of WILD RICE’s new residency programme for emerging theatre directors, Sim Yan Ying “YY” will direct a new devised production titled ‘Where Are You? (Singapore)’.

Where Are You? is a series of devised physical theatre productions about how we experience grief and confront death. Drawing from perspectives across a range of ethnicities, nationalities, and religions, this intercultural project attempts to contend with the reality of death and understand the universal experience of grief through its various manifestations.

Where Are You? was first conceived and staged at New York University Tisch School of the Arts in 2019, and the New York version of the show is currently in development as part of the Mabou Mines 2020/21 SUITE/Space programme. With the same title and themes, Where Are You? (Singapore) will be developed from scratch with a team of Singapore-based artists, reflecting the experiences and cultural diversity of Singapore.

Auditions: Thursday, 17 September 2020 (10am – 1pm, 2pm – 6pm)

Callbacks: Thursday, 24 September 2020 (2pm – 5pm)

Rehearsals: Early October 2020 to early February 2021

Bump-in/Shows: 1 to 6 February 2021

Casting details

We are seeking performer-devisers who are:

  • Excited about ensemble-devising and content creation, which will include conducting research, interviews, writing and movement generation (prior experience not necessary)
  • Comfortable working with both movement and text
  • Able to work independently as well as collaborate with a group
  • Curious about and invested in the subject matter

Ability to speak a language other than English is a plus, but not a requirement.

We encourage artists from diverse backgrounds to audition, including people of minority ethnicities, people with disabilities, trans and gender non-conforming people, immigrants and members of other underrepresented and marginalised communities.

If you are able to commit to the above schedule, please fill out this Google Form by Wednesday, 9 September 2020, 11:59pm.

Please note that shortlisted applicants will be contacted on 11 September 2020.

Thank you!

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