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|| July 2014 || Issue No. 16

Forever Young (and W!LD!)

Dear friends and W!LD RICE Angels,

The way we progress, how we regard human rights in our society, is always driven by the young, who are not married to the prejudices of the past.

We've always believed in giving children and young people the gift of theatre. With empathy and conflict at the heart of every drama, it is an experience that has the potential to open their minds and hearts – whether they're watching a show, or being a part of one. And so, it gives me great pleasure to shine a spotlight this month on our emerging talents in young & W!LD. This is a group of 16 talented, passionate young individuals who not only love performing, but adore making theatre. For the past few months, they have been working incredibly hard, under the stewardship of their programme directors Rodney Oliveiro and Serena Ho, on their upcoming showcase, Little Riots and Other Stories. We can't wait for you to see what they've created!

Also in this issue: we are very proud and excited to invite West End diva Ria Jones back to Singapore to perform in Night Safari, our annual RICE BALL in October. She shares about her life experiences and the first time she properly met me and Glen, when we were dressed as orchids for Pink Dot. We also chat with Gabriel Lee, who helped us coordinate our charity ticket drive last year for the Down Syndrome Association of Singapore. Do get in touch with us if you'd like to come on board and help us give underprivileged children the gift of theatre today!

My best,

Hot Off The Press!

Have you met the divine Ms. Jones?

Ria Jones - acclaimed star of London's West End - first performed in a local theatre production almost twenty years ago. We chat with Ria ahead of her return to Singapore, where she'll be performing at our annual RICE BALL in October! Read more...

Sparking off Little Riots in Little India

For months, the participants of young & W!LD have been busy crafting, refining and performing their own monologues. W!LD RICE is happy to present Little Riots and Other Stories - the first milestone showcase for our incredibly talented young & W!LD ensemble! Read more...

young & W!LD: Loh Anlin

It doesn't come younger - or W!LDer! - than Loh Anlin. At 17, Anlin is the youngest member of young & W!LD. But her age has not kept Anlin from pursuing her passion. She tells us what she's learnt about herself and the theatre in the run-up to Little Riots and Other Stories. Read more...

A Special Night Of Theatre Magic

Gabriel Lee helped us organise our charity ticket drive for the kids of Singapore's Down Syndrome Association last year. He tells us why the trip to the theatre to watch Jack & The Bean-Sprout! meant so much to the children. Read more...

In Other News...

Artists call to reject Term Licensing Scheme

Several artists made a video to raise awareness about the MDA's Term Licensing Scheme. Watch!

Little Riots and Other Stories

Keen on checking out the young & W!LD showcase? Find out more...

Give the gift of theatre today!

Help W!LD RICE make our pantomime more accessible to underprivileged families. Read more...

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