Discover Your Inner Playwright!

WILD RICE’s Resident Playwright, Alfian Sa’at, is offering one-to-one virtual consultations to anyone who is writing a play. Whether you’re developing an idea into a script or already have a work in progress, come tap on his expertise in playwriting and dramaturgy!

Consultations will include discussions on how to translate ideas into theatrical form (from character work to crafting conflict and dialogue), relevant recommended readings and script dramaturgy. Sessions will be tailored to each student and the specific requirements of their script.

Applicants should be 18 years of age or older. There are currently 10 slots available, with priority given to freelance members of Singapore’s theatre community.

Please apply by writing to by 3 May 2020. Your e-mail should be titled ‘Virtual Script Consultations’. Please include your CV as well as a statement of interest (‘Why I would like to apply for this programme’) in under 200 words.

Dates: 4 May to 30 June 2020
Duration: 4 sessions @ 60 mins each (timings to be arranged with Alfian)
Fee: $320

Successful applicants can consider applying for financial aid under the NAC’s Capability Development Scheme for the Arts (CDSA). Find out more here.

Alfian has been nominated for Best Script 11 times at the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards, and has won the award four times. His plays have been published as Collected Plays 1, 2 and 3 by Ethos Books. Since 2016, he has been the dramaturg for WILD RICE’s Singapore Theatre Festival, helping to develop works such as Thomas Lim’s Grandmother Tongue and Supervision, Neo Hai Bin’s When The Cold Wind Blows, Chong Woon Yong’s G.F.E. and Ruth Tang’s Building A Character.

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