Humanising the Help

Year: 2017-18 | Project Type: Seminar This presentation explores the work we did with the Filipino Domestic Workers (FDW) in 2016, in the project 'One Day'. As we examined what worked and what did not, we also reflect on the new discoveries made that shaped the way we approach our work with the community thereafter. This seminar was presented at the following events: 1. 24 July 2017 - DADP AY17/18 Year 1 2. 22 Nov 2017 - BRACK's Art of Conviviality 3. 23 July 2018 - DADP AY18/19 Year 1

Skype-a-Thon [Singapore-India]

Year: 2017 | Project Type: Seminar An estimated half a million students from over 100 countries will connect during Skype-a-Thon on November 13th and 14th. Each year, this 48-hour global learning event brings classrooms together, using Skype to not only deepen students’ understanding of the world beyond their classroom walls, but to help them become global citizens. For every 400 virtual miles traveled by Skype-a-Thon participants, Microsoft will donate to WE, an organization that makes doing good doable. WE Schools, a free service-learning program, helps students domestically and WE Villages, a holistic, sustainable international development model, helps students internationally. Players' Avenue is happy to be apart of this wonderful and innovative initiative.

Race to the Jade Palace

Year: 2017 | Project Type: Production What behind the mythical legend of the zodiac signs? Was there a Cat involved too? This play takes you on a thrilling adventure as the Emperor summons all of the animal kingdom to prove its worth, in an epic race that will mark their spot in history. This performance was part of the Chinese New Year concert.

In the Living Room

Year: 2017 | Project Type: Showcase Through the module 'Theatre Through Play-Building', the actors devised stories around the theme of the living room. This process-based method encourages actors to step out of their comfort zone and experiment with different performance conventions. This devised drama pieces were part of the end of year showcase.

Dreaming Tomorrow

Year: 2017 | Project Type: Production Without the past, there is no present. Without the present, there will be no future. We are what we are today because of our forefathers that came before us. We journey back through the dark history of World War II to the day we regained our independence as a sovereign state. In this adaptation, we also explore the children's dreams and hope for a better tomorrow. This performance was part of the Prize Giving Day ceremony.

Community Arts Jam

Year: 2017 | Project Type: Workshop Join us at our Community Arts Jam where we explore ideas of community arts in Singapore! Whether you are an artist, musician, theatre practitioner or just simply interested in considering the role of the arts in the society, we welcome you to a chill evening of sharing and conversations with us. So come with an open mind as we discuss the possibilities of community arts and we hope to see you there. This community arts initiative was led by Terrence Tan and Jodi Thiele [Artsolute]. On board was Muhammad Muazzam Amanah (Zam) [Players' Avenue], Tan Chia Wei [SDEA Exco], Keola [Participative Design], and Joy [CHAT]. The venue was generously hosted by My Arts Space.

Blk 493

Year: 2017 | Project Type: Production Mdm. Lim is the sole-breadwinner of the family. Being a single mom, she struggles putting her two kids through school while managing her Tau Huay stall at the Wet Market of Blk 493. When the wet market was set ablaze by a madman, the community came together. Her maternal resilience really shines through. This performance was part of the Singapore Youth Festival.

At the Heart of Bukit Batok

Year: 2017 | Project Type: Workshop Through a highly sensory theatrical tour, led by two resident-participants of Bukit Batok, we honour stories of memories. We discover the hidden gems of the community. We celebrate the best of what Bukit Batok has to offer. This workshop was part of the Verve Arts Festival.