Young People

Start your journey as a theatre-maker with us, and grow as a young performer through the following programmes:

Singapore Youth Theatre

This new initative is a year-long holistic theatre-making programme for young people and students from the ages of 13 to 17. It provides a platform for young people to make and present theatre that speaks to and for people of their own generation. Guided by experienced playwrights, directors and designers, participants will gain first-hand experience of how theatre is made – from writing and directing to performing, designing and stage-managing.

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Get to Know Our Singapore Youth Theatre Programme Director

Thomas Lim made his professional debut as a playwright and director with Grandmother Tongue, which was performed in Teochew, English and Mandarin. His sophomore work, Supervision, won Best Original Script at the 2019 Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards. He has worked as a drama educator in secondary schools and junior colleges across Singapore, and is currently Associate Artistic Director for Youth & Education at Wild Rice.

Young & Wild

Young & Wild is dedicated to the training and nurturing of future generations of actors in Singapore. Under the leadership of award-winning theatre-maker/educator/performer Edith Podesta, this year-long, comprehensive acting programme aims to prepare promising young talents for careers in the creative industry. By giving participants the opportunity to work alongside local and international career professionals, Young & Wild offers participants unique insights into how a professional theatre company creates work, connects with an audience and engages with the community.

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Get to Know Our Young & Wild Programme Director

Edith Podesta is a theatre-maker, choreographer and actor. In 2017, she was awarded Best Original Script and Production of the Year for her production BITCH: The Origin of the Female Species, commissioned by the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival. Recently, her production of Leda and The Rage, commissioned and produced by The Esplanade, was awarded Production of the Year at the 2019 Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards. For eight years, she held the position of Programme Leader of the BA (Hons) Acting course at LASALLE College of the Arts, Singapore. Edith is currently Wild Rice’s Associate Artistic Director for Young & Wild.