Creative Work Database
Listing of creative work related to Singapore.
Our new Creative Work database is a repository for literary and dramatic works related to Singapore which are written by FASS Faculty and Students, past and present. The contents of this work-in-progress call on the theories and techniques taught and researched at FASS. Some of the creative work links to a sample of the original text. Research is also ongoing and the database will grow as we continue to update it. Items with the symbol “i” indicate that an abstract is available.
To search more effectively, please use the MLA or APA citation style which uses the author’s last name and initials.
201.Whale Fall, The Necessary Stage, TNS Black Box, 10-13 Aug 2017, Stage Production.i<x Two best friends and fellow actors perform the first scene of a play and decide to change it. As fiction and truth become interwoven, they share stories, secrets and sweets. A meditative play about the things you lose and the things you search for in life, Whale Fall explores the redemptive power of art and friendship.Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Play, Theatre Studies
202.Good People, The Necessary Stage, The Necessary Stage Black Box, 1-11 Nov 2007, Stage Production.i<x To celebrate its 20th anniversary, The Necessary Stage presents a brand new play that deals with the issue of living, dying and the pain in between. Set in a hospice, Good People is about the ups and downs of the relationships between three people. Miguel is the new Medical Director trying to run a tight ship. Yati is a jaded nurse making the best of a ‘dead-end’ job. And Radha is the terminally-ill patient who is addicted to marijuana to relieve her pain. As the three get to know each other, complications arise. If Radha gets caught, will she be given the death penalty when she has only a few months to live? Moving, humorous and evocative, Good People looks at urgent contemporary issues through the test of personal relationships. The Necessary Stage’s stalwarts, Alvin Tan and Haresh Sharma, team up with three exceptional actors – Siti Khalijah Zainal (Singapore), Rody Vera (Philippines) and Sukania Venugopal (Malaysia) – to bring to the Singapore audience another provocative and socially-engaging production. According to Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma: “My starting point was the idea of the death penalty in Singapore and how strict our laws are. I was thinking about 2 cases in particular —Australian Van Tuong Nguyen and Singaporean Shanmugam s/o Murugesu both were given the death penalty for drug trafficking. I started to consider, what if the premise was different? What if a terminally-ill woman was addicted to marijuana for pain management and gets caught? Will she be sentenced to death when she only has a few months to live?”Languages: EnglishDepartments: English Language and LiteratureCategories: Play, Theatre Event