Esplanade Presents


Cabinet of Curiosities

Jessica Heng, Cheryl Ong, FERRY, Lynette Quek (Singapore)

8 Mar 2024, Fri, 2pm & 4pm


(Intermission: None)

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Imagine your very own cabinet of curiosities. What would it look like? Using gathered materials like leaves, rocks and branches, we will turn these ordinary materials into unusual creations. You might make an instrument, construct an animal fossil, or create anything your mind dreams up. Come experiment and play together!


This showcase welcomes participants with diverse needs and has an interest in the co-creation between neurodiverse and neurotypical individuals. There will be a post-show facilitated discussion with the artists.


Interested participants are invited to register as a group consisting of both neurodiverse and neurotypical children. All children should be accompanied by an adult. 


Participation in the 2pm presentation is by invite only. 


About PLAYlab

This showcase is part of PLAYlab, A developmental platform targeting artists or collectives interested in Theatre for Young Audiences (TYA) for children twelve years old and under. PLAYlab aims to provide opportunities for research and development in the creation of new ideas for TYA productions. Artists received support to develop their work under the guidance of PLAYlab Artistic Associate, Ellison Tan Yuyang. 

Recommended Age: 9 to 12 years old.
Admission Age:
9 and above.
Language: English
Things to Note:
Accessibility Advisory: We provide a range of access services and relaxed performances for patrons with access needs. For wheelchair-accessible seats, please call Esplanade Customer Experience at 6828 8377 for assistance. Concessions for Persons With Disabilities (PWDs) and up to one accompanying companion are available. | View our accessibility guide
Artist Information

Jessica Heng

Jessica Heng is a filmmaker and multimedia creative interested in spotlighting underrepresented communities. She is interested in the possibilities of the natural world fostering a free sense of play, and how diverse communities may embrace this notion. 

Cheryl Ong

Cheryl Ong dives in the fields of embodied movement, improvisation, nature and community. Holding a BA in Contemporary Dance studies at La Manufacture (Lausanne, Switzerland), she draws inspiration from the body’s natural capacity to unfold possibilities simply by being present. She is also a coach with Forest School Singapore (2020-present). 


FERRY is an installation artist, musician, educator, and collaborator. Honed through a practice that spans design, music, art, education and theatre, FERRY’s edge is in the ability to synthesise ideas and practices from diverse fields, utilising different methodologies to create audience experiences that engage through multiple means. As a natural maker, FERRY is curious about the potential of plant materiality and documents her experiments on @dyingtradessg. 

Lynette Quek

Lynette Quek is an audio-visual maker from Singapore. She tinkers, constructs, and performs. Incarnations of her work include audio-visual installations, composition through sound manipulation, as well as cross-disciplinary performance with technology and objects. Her work is project and site specific, at the same time engaging audience as activators, varying across the medium of video, performance, sculpture, electronics, and expanding. Lynette has presented her works in Singapore, Taiwan, across the United Kingdom, Europe, and Central America —in various forms including installations, web-based works, and performances. 

Date & Time

8 Mar 2024, Fri


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

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