Esplanade Presents

Theatre

The Lesson

Drama Box (Singapore)

17 – 25 Jul 2024

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2hrs

(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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Cancellation Notice

Due to unforeseen circumstances, the performances on 23 Jul, 5.30pm, 24 Jul, 2.30pm, 24 Jul, 5.30pm and 25 Jul, 2.30pm have been cancelled. Do check out our other programmes under the Feed Your Imagination (F.Y.I) series at www.esplanade.com/fyi. Full refunds will be arranged for patrons who have bought tickets to this event and SISTIC will be in touch shortly.

Synopsis

A new train station is planned for the estate, but there is little space left, and something must be demolished. What should stay and what should go?

 

In this participatory theatre production, facilitators will take students through a series of activities as they learn about the costs, risks, stakes, and sacrifices that come with creating a community.

 

Through this experience, students will be given the opportunity to explore how they value the different spaces in their own country, what their priorities and concerns are, as well as what democracy is about—the power and choice of their vote and their role and responsibility as an individual living in our society.

 

Director: Han Xuemei
Playwright: Li Xie

 

 

Learning Objectives

• Explore issues related to the governance of a country

• Develop a greater appreciation for competing priorities and challenges faced in decision-making and policy formulation

• Consider multiple perspectives when exploring solutions and encourage effective communication with others to resolve conflict

• Foster independent and critical thinking 

 

 

About The Lesson

The Lesson was created by Li Xie and Drama Box and made its first appearance at the Singapore International Festival of Arts 2015 to critical acclaim.

 

As part of the trilogy, It Won't Be Too Long, the impactful participatory performance was lauded by local media as one of the best productions of 2015. Drama Box has since adapted the piece and brought it to Taiwan in December 2016, and the International Community Arts Festival in Rotterdam in March 2017. The piece was also piloted as a theatre programme for youths at two local secondary schools in 2016, and a junior college in 2017 with the support of MOE CCEB.

Recommended Age: Secondary - Tertiary
Admission Age:
7 and above.
Language: English
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Artist Information

Drama Box

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Founded in 1990, Drama Box is a socially-engaged theatre company known for creating works that inspire dialogue, reflection and change. By shining a spotlight on marginalised narratives and making space for the communal contemplation of complex issues, it seeks to tell stories that provoke a deeper understanding of Singapore's culture, history and identity.


Drama Box is a charity and Institution of Public Character (IPC) registered in Singapore, supported by the National Arts Council under the Major Company Scheme for the period of April 2023 and March 2026.

Date & Time

17 Jul 2024, Wed

2.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

5.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

18 Jul 2024, Thu

2.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

5.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

19 Jul 2024, Fri

2.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

5.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

23 Jul 2024, Tue

2.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

5.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

24 Jul 2024, Wed

2.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

5.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

25 Jul 2024, Thu

2.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio

5.30pm

Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets & Prices
Standard
Price $27

Schools

(All Mainstream Primary and Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges and Centralised Institute)


For every 20 student tickets purchased per performance, one complimentary teacher ticket will be issued.


The complimentary offer is only available for purchases made in a single transaction for the same show title.

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Homeschools and International Schools

To make a booking, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 68288389 or email boxoffice@esplanade.com.

For enquiries, email education@esplanade.com.

Tote Board Arts Grant

All Secondary Schools, Junior Colleges / Centralised Institute & ITEs may use the Tote Board Arts Grant to subsidise up to 50% of the programme cost.

For more details, please contact Esplanade Box Office at 6828 8389 or email boxoffice@esplanade.com.

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