Mari Kita, Siapa Kita?

Year: 2019 | Project Type: Production As a young nation, we are constantly questioning our identity and where do we place in the world. As members of the Malay community, this question is amplified. Mari Kita..Siapa Kita? seeks to unpack these questions while trying to make sense of who we are against the backdrop of our nation’s journey to where we are today. This performance was part of the annual Wisuda showcase of the graduating students of the Malay Language Elective Programme (MLEP), organised by the Malay Language Unit of Jurong Pioneer Junior College.

Get It Right

Year: 2019 | Project Type: Production ‘Get It Right’ is an adaptation of Kuo Pao Kun’s ‘The Coffin Is Too Big For The Hole’. When you love someone, you want to give him or her the best you can - dead or alive. And if ever in life, you fail to do so, it will keep coming back to you. It will haunt you. It will remind you. It will repeat itself in dreams, memories, and pictures of grey and white. It can be tormenting and it is frustrating. You will hear disturbing voices questioning your every action. At the end of the day, the damage is done and you are left to drown in regrets. Through the satirical re-enactment of a Grandson at wits’ end trying to ensure that his beloved grandfather gets a proper burial, in spite of very unusual circumstances, he is forced to face his own guilt. In the pursuit to seek closure within himself, can he ever get it right? This performance was part of the Singapore Youth Festival.

The List

Year: 2018 | Project Type: Production The year is 2118. Sanctuary is the last remaining nation left, united under one humanity. Of a small population size of 40 people, they faced the biggest dilemma yet, the impending Day Zero - the day in which all domestic water supplies will be cut and rationed. But the fact that they have been facing a terrible drought for the past two decades led them to a decision of sacrificing the unworthy half of their people prior to Day Zero. Who will go? What is right amidst of the truth they are living in? The List is an absurdist play. This performance was part of the Human Values Drama Festival.

Tepuk Amai-Amai

Year: 2018 | Project Type: Production This play delves into issues that are relevant to students today, in their academic pursuits. Combining elements of ensemble work, singing, and multimedia, this contemporary play gives you a refreshing take on the usage of the Malay Language in performance as it brings you on an intimate journey of self-discovery, personal relationships, as well as their struggles in meeting the expectations imposed by their parents, the society, and especially themselves. They will slowly realise that dreams are beyond paper qualifications. This honest piece is a testament to the evolution of the Malay Language and the Malay student of today. This performance was part of the annual Wisuda showcase of the graduating students of the Malay Language Elective Programme (MLEP), organised by the Malay Language Unit of Pioneer Junior College.

Putu Piring, Kepala Pening

Year: 2018 | Project Type: Production Tina has a home business selling putu piring. When her diabetes got the better of her, it puts her business to a halt. With the encouragement of her close friend Florence, and grandson Daniel, she engaged in more healthy activities and upgraded her skills. Putu Piring, Kepala Pening is a heart-warming play of new beginnings and triumph that is set in an all too familiar local background. This performance was part of the annual Southeast CDC District Conference.

New vs Old

Year: 2018 | Project Type: Production Culture creates a big part of our individual identities. It's rooted on traditions held strongly by elders and those who seek to preserve the best of their history. In a "Christmas Carol" Chinese New Year twist, James and Jenny were visited by the deities who travelled back in time with them to the childhood days of their grandparents. This performance was part of the Chinese New Year concert.

Kisah Burung Boi

Year: 2018 | Project Type: Production The population of pigeons are increasing in the Pak Lah’s and Mak Lah’s neighbourhood. Its flocks are affecting the business of a nearby hawker center, which have received numerous complaints regarding its cleanliness and especially after a boy allegedly suffered food poisoning after eating there. What actually causes the pigeon population to increase? How can it be prevented? Together with your neighbourhood superhero, Burung Boi, we invite our young audience to be actively involved in this interactive theatre performance! This performance was part of the MOE Mother Tongue Symposium.

Fragments

Year: 2018 | Project Type: Production Fragments is an episodic play that unravels the reality of growing up and the different phases of life that shapes a person. Through dreams, friendships, and death, we see how relationships and expectations make or break a child. Delving into the theme of "Peace, Not Pieces", we explore the concept on both macro and micro levels by bringing out the values of truth, peace, and love. Will the broken pieces be mended? This performance was part of the Human Values Drama Festival.

Count On Me

Year: 2018 | Project Type: Production When En Xi's father got retrenched, she was forced to help her mother at the hawker centre. However, with the support of her closest friends - Aaron, Hui Xin, Nicole, and Rena, they came together to raise funds for her so that she can join them for the Cultural Immersion Trip to China. Leading this effort are their caring teachers Ms. Alexa and Mr. Tharun. This performance was part of the Prize Giving Day ceremony.

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.

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.

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.

Those Who Can’t, Teach

Year: 2016 | Project Type: Production This short excerpt of Haresh Sharma's most iconic writing focuses on the life of Mrs. Phua - her struggles, courage, and most importantly, legacy. Now, in a home, Teck Liang still visits her frequently. That just brings home the point that, those who CAN, teach. This performance was part of the Teachers' Day celebration.

Opening Poem

Year: 2016 | Project Type: Production In opening the formal speech day event, we look back at the illustrious history of Fuhua Secondary School and how it came to be. The performance was accompanied by a live piano played by the club's very own, Nicholas. This performance was part of the Speech Day event.

Melody of Life

Year: 2016 | Project Type: Production All she needed is her dad by her side again. She misses the warmth of his hug, his soothing words, and his unconditional love. Life isn't the same without him yet somehow she feels that her dad is still looking over her. With the support of her closest friends, they remind her that she is indeed loved. This performance was part of the Human Values Drama Festival.

Village Scene

Year: 2015 | Project Type: Production The kampong spirit is well and alive in this community as they come together to build new infrastructures to develop and modernise. Through dedication and perseverance, they unite as one towards a better tomorrow. This performance was part of the 6th Annual Applause Concert.

Trinity

Year: 2015 | Project Type: Production A church is more than just a place of congregation and worship. It's a place in which many tend to seek answers, renewing hope, and keeping faith. In this spiritual journey, we follow three strangers in their personal journey of reconciliation. This performance was part of Theatre Compass' Garden of Truths for SP Arts Fiesta.

There for You

Year: 2015 | Project Type: Production A teacher is like a candle - it consumes itself to light the way for others. Mrs. Lim is more than just a Maths teacher. She is a wife to an uninvolved husband and a mother to two very young kids. When she was taken ill, her world came crashing down. Her students and family united. They stood by her during the toughest of times. This performance was part of the Teachers' Day celebration.

Past, Today, and Tomorrow

Year: 2015 | 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. This performance helmed the National Day celebration.