The Future of Singapore Queer Theatre
For many years, theatre was the only space where queer Singapore lives could be portrayed and affirmed. Early queer plays were often presented as pleas for societal understanding. Since then, queer plays have started articulating a shared experience of marginalisation and injustice.
What next? Is Pink Dot a form of ‘queer theatre’? Are our plays still stuck with respectability politics rather than a radical queer politics of liberation? And have we been missing out on all the queer performances – drag, burlesque and livestream acts – that take place in bars, clubs and living rooms?
Ahead of Pink Dot this weekend, join Kenneth Chia, Stephanie Chan and Hazwan Norly for this stimulating, no-holds-barred discussion about queer theatre in Singapore, moderated by Ng Yi-Sheng.