Esplanade Presents

Theatre

pRINTiNG ERR0R!!!

Improvper Conduct (Singapore)

8 Jun 2024, Sat, 7.30pm & 9pm

30mins

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Concourse

Free
Synopsis

Best friends turn best-sellers, two authors are pumped and ready to market their masterpieces together at the book-reading opportunity of a lifetime. That is, until a flip of the page uncovers a slew of printing errors with pages so blank, you’d mistake it for a sketchbook. With the help of five actors (overkill), horrible memory recall, and their careers on the line, can improv help create stories from a blank page and save the day?

 

Actors: Christopher Chee, Joshua Gareth Seow, Nathaniel Aaron Tan, Ong Bing Jue, Ong Xue Min
Authors: Michelle Hariff and Tan Shao Yun

Advisory:

No tickets will be issued. Seats are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Language: English
Things to Note:
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Artist Information

Christopher Chee

Christopher Chee is a playwright and a member of Improvper Conduct. His debut play The Good Farmer won third place in the 24-Hour Playwriting Competition (2017) and was produced by T:>Works in 2018. He has had his written work produced under *SCAPE, The Necessary Stage and Centre 42 since then. When not writing plays, he relishes in the opposite end of expression, improv comedy. The spontaneity and the collaboration between fellow players on stage without a script ironically makes him bolder in his choice of words compared to what he writes on paper. He hopes you will be as excited as he is improvising on stage.

Joshua Gareth Seow

Joshua Gareth Seow is an actor and improviser who craves the high of doing a good, improvised hoedown. His past credits include Rashomon (TCHS), Hanjo (YNC Productions), The Monster in the Mirror (Gateway Arts), and The Vault: The TRUE Awards (Centre 42). Beyond acting, he has also been typecast as the deep voice that you hear for pre-show announcements. He hopes that through the troupe’s shows, audiences will discover a love for all things improvisation.

Michelle Simon Hariff

Michelle Simon Hariff is a theatre-maker who relishes diverse artistic approaches. She most recently co-created and performed in Warble Warble, the Wild’s in Trouble! (PLAYLab 2024) and is currently an artist under Groundbreakers 2024. She also played Lisa in The Wonderful World of Dissocia (Young & Wild 2023) and has trained in physical theatre under Ang Gey Pin. As an artist, Michelle hopes to create works that touch people’s hearts and play with their imaginations.

Nathaniel Aaron Tan

Nathaniel Aaron Tan is a Design Thinking facilitator who creates buy-in for his students by making classes as fun and engaging as this show you are about to watch. He has also performed in productions like Becoming Graphic (Singapore International Festival of Arts), The Vault: Gossip, Symphony & Other Matters (Centre 42) and A World Without Eggs (Bound Theatre). More recently, he has produced CNA documentaries like Into the Unknown and Why It Matters. He hopes to create enough buy-in for this show so audiences will leave him a good review on NUSmods.

Ong Bing Jue

Ong Bing Jue is an improvisor who works as a software engineer. Despite being in tech, he is familiar with theatre and stage, being a NUS Stage Alumni member and has recently staged his code changes in his code editor for a code merge to his team’s git branch. In his team, he has taken on a multitude of roles, Scrum Master (2021), Development Operations (2023), showcasing his flexibility during improvisational scenes. He hopes to be in a standup one day rather than the standup meeting he attends daily working in agile.

Ong Xue Min

Ong Xue Min is a creative artist, with recent acting credits: Elizabeth&Alma (Elle Cheng, 2023), For My Highness (Toy Factory Productions, 2022), Agamemnon Greek Chorus (Victoria Chen, 2021), and Anything Can Happen / Something Must Happen (Young and Wild, 2019). She is also the co-founder of artistic collective, But Not Boring, which completed an art exhibition, FLOW (Singapore Art Week 2022) and Community Arts Residency @ RP.

Tan Shao Yun

Tan Shao Yun wears art, tech and improv like three funky slippers. In his day job, Shao makes interactive gamified content for art installations (Pluritopia (2022), FLOW (SAW 2022)) and events such as IMDA's DigitalForLife (2023) and Microsoft Ignite (2019). Outside of work, Shao has made multimedia for theatre, such as Bound Theatre’s A World Without Eggs (2024) and SCREEN.SHOT. (2022) and is in But Not Boring, an art collective. With Improvper Conduct, Shao has co-created the PANIK series of shows (EMCC, 2021 – 2023), both starring and creating the multimedia for them.

Date & Time

8 Jun 2024, Sat

7.30pm

Esplanade Concourse

9pm

Esplanade Concourse
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