Pangdemonium, Singapore Repertory Theatre and WILD RICE are delighted to jointly announce the release of The Pitch, a short film that aims to entertain audiences even as it shines a light on the complex challenges facing arts companies in Singapore during the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the COVID-19 pandemic ravages theatres around the world, a motley trio of theatre companies band together to create an urgent project that’s pitch-perfect for our times.
But will their noble mission survive cash-flow problems, creative differences and clashing egos? Can they keep the drama off-stage? And do they know what the hell they are doing?
At a time when going to the theatre is strictly off-limits, The Pitch cheekily raises the curtain on three theatre companies as they struggle to make art – and make peace! – with one another. Go behind the scenes with us and, through acclaimed film-maker Ken Kwek’s subversive lens, see Ivan Heng, Gaurav Kripalani and Adrian Pang as you’ve never seen them before!
The Pitch – a 20-minute short film, premieres on thepitch.sg on 31 August (Monday), and will be available to watch for free.
GO LIVE! In Conversation With Ivan, Gaurav and Adrian
Mark your calendars and join us on YouTube on 7 September (Monday) at 9pm SGT for a live, in-depth virtual conversation with Ivan, Gaurav and Adrian.
Moderated by actor and former Arts NMP Janice Koh, this no-holds-barred dialogue session will touch on the creative process behind The Pitch, as well as bigger issues such as the future of live theatre and the performing arts in Singapore.
Find out more here.
Help Us Survive This Crisis
While The Pitch can be enjoyed online for free, we hope you will consider visiting our Ray of Hope site and donating whatever you can to help our three companies survive the COVID-19 crisis. All proceeds will be split equally between us, and will go directly towards supporting our individual work, education programmes and outreach initiatives.