“...sharply critiques our obsession with the past, revealing its hollowness and contradictions… Mosaic is beautiful, admirably complex and disturbing. It offers no solutions to its crises, leaving viewers with a knot of angst in their chests.” – The Straits Times
An old playground in Ang Mo Kio is slated to be bulldozed. Three 20-something friends and a stranger gather to protest its demolition. What starts as a well-meaning but ill-conceived protest escalates quickly to a night of reckoning. Relationships are tested, convictions challenged and identities scrapped. Much like the playground itself, the lives of these four characters are sucked into an endless cycle of forgetting, destruction, loss and letting go.
An ode to the hang-ups and dramas of a generation coming of age, Joel Tan’s Mosaic is a funny and witty look at the rose-tint of nostalgia and the uncertainty of change.
Mosaic was first produced and presented in 2013, and subsequently restaged in 2015 with a revised script. The Straits Times called it "joyful and heart-warming," while TODAY Online praised it as "vivid" and "beautifully rendered." Don’t miss this fresh staging by Tan Shou Chen, with sound design by weish and a brand new cast comprising bright talents from Singapore’s next generation of actors.
Playwright: Joel Tan
Director: Tan Shou Chen
Performers: Coco Wang Ling, Irsyad Dawood, Andre Chong, Rebecca Ashley Dass
Set Designer: TK Hay
Costume Stylist: Yvette Ng
Lighting Designer: Alberta Wileo
Sound Artist: weish
Sound Designer & Engineer: Guo Ningru
Producer: Shridar Mani (The Public Space)
Production Manager: Cindy Yeong
Technical Manager: Kailash
Stage Manager: Celestine Wong
Assistant Stage Manager: Chong Wee Nee
Key Visual Design: Akbar Syadiq