Esplanade Presents


No Spot of Ground – A Promenade Writing Workshop

Rachel Chin and Danial Matin (Singapore)

20 Aug 2023, Sun, 2pm (Cancelled)
27 Aug 2023, Sun, 2pm


(Intermission: None)

Around Esplanade and the Marina Bay area (Starting point: Esplanade Rehearsal Studio, to meet at Esplanade Theatre Studio entrance, Level 4)

This event is over.

Rachel Chin & Danial Matin

Part-scavenger hunt and part-writing workshop, No Spot of Ground – A Promenade Writing Workshop provides a space for you to excavate your own relationship with memory and forgetting through a series of guided explorations around Esplanade and Marina Bay.


Playwrights Rachel Chin and Danial Matin will lead participants through a series of exercises to create a short written work, be it poetry, prose or dramatic scene, that draws on their own memories and amnesia of spaces in Singapore.   


No prior writing experience is required for these workshops. Participants are encouraged to bring along any writing device (pen and notebook, tablet or phone) and to dress comfortably for some walking.   


Rachel Chin and Daniel Matin are currently writers with Centre 42’s Playwright’s Professional Development Residency, a long-form residency programme for early-career playwrights that prioritises writer development and advocacy for their work.  


This is a companion programme to Mosaic (18 – 20 Aug 2023) at the Singtel Waterfront Theatre at Esplanade. The Studios companion programmes are an invitation to deepen engagement with the artistic works and the conversations raised in the season.

Admission Age:
13 and above.
Language: English
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Artist Information

Rachel Chin

Rachel Chin is a Malaysian-born actor-playwright based in Singapore. Her writing credits include Adulting (Mewatch, Mediacorp); Galatea: A Musical Fable (MoreLife Theatre); Galatea (Theatre of Others Audio New Play Festival); Expats Anonymous (produced and developed with the Yale Cabaret – Cab 53); the Sony Playeverything Show (Playstation Asia, online); Yeye (LASALLE College of the Arts); and Mama Says Don’t Talk Back (LASALLE Solo Festival). 

Danial Matin

Danial Matin (he/him) is interested in unearthing the instability of the interstitial, especially in relation to the personal, the historical, and the structural in/of Singapore. His recent accolades include i can’t, stop for Bored Whale Theatre’s fourplay (2022), radio play Rolling with the Times for The Second Breakfast Company’s Geylang Serai Trails (2021), Before You Go (dir. Chong Gua Khee) as part of Playwrights Commune’s Open Studio (2021), and an adaptation of selected short stories from Alfian Sa’at’s Corridor for re:VERSE 4.0 as part of #BuySingLit 2020 presented by Matter.Less.

Date & Time

20 Aug 2023, Sun


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio

27 Aug 2023, Sun


Esplanade Rehearsal Studio
Tickets & Prices
Price $28

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