Plays from Singapore Theatre

The Studios: fifty (2015)

In 2015, The Studios marked the nation’s 50th birthday with a celebration of Singapore English-language theatre and the practitioners who have contributed to its development. Over a period of five weeks, we revisited some of the stories and characters that not only moved and inspired us, but also captured our collective memories and the pluralism of Singapore identity.

Co-curated by Chong Tze Chien, the season featured five landmark plays reimagined in full (with one staged each week) and 45 dramatised readings categorised thematically; some of which were classics written by our pioneer playwrights, while others were award-winning works by the new generation.

If you had missed this special season and would like to find out about what went on during The Studios: fifty, this resource page gives you a better understanding of the plays and the people behind them. Here, you will find house programmes, artist interviews, as well as transcripts of dialogues, forums, and talks by practitioners, academics, and industry players from our theatre scene.

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The Studios: fifty sets the stage with some of Singapore’s much loved playwrights! We got them to share a thing or two about themselves that only a few know — find out what makes them tick.

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