Introducing 24 Hour Playwriting Competition

Welcome to the Blog for 24-Hour Playwriting Competition. This competition is presented as part of TheatreWorks Writers’ Laboratory Writing & Community Programme, in partnership with the South East Community Development Council (SECDC). Every year, the venue of the competition changes as we held our 18th Annual 24-Hour Playwriting Competition at Institute of Mental Health last year. Stay tuned for our blog to find out the site of inspiration for the competition in 2016!

TheatreWorks Writing & Community is a holistic, unique programme that serves the community through harnessing individual talents and creatives. We hope to encourage audience appreciation of the Arts and deepen the knowledge of our patrons as well as stakeholders.

What’s more! One of the winners from the competition will have his/her winning play developed by theatre professionals into a full production. This production will be taken on a performance tour to the South East District in 2017, similar to that of Between Consciousness!

For more updates and insights on the competition, do follow the blog.


Introducing Writing From The Heart

Welcome to the Blog for Writing From The Heart! As part of TheatreWorks Writing & Community, we are dedicated to nurturing and developing new writing from the community. Through a series of playwriting workshop with Tony Perez, an established Filipino playwright, our script development focuses on exploration and creative dialogue between artists, away from the pressures of performance outcomes.

In July 2016, TheatreWorks will be collaborating with Tony Perez to hold a series of writing workshops. In addition, three scripts will be further developed and presented as dramatised readings.

Keep a look out for our blog for more updates and details on our upcoming workshops in Writing From The Heart!

Introducing the Performance Tour of Between Consciousness

Welcome to the Blog for Between Consciousness! Between Consciousness, written by Isaac Lim Jue Hao, is the winning play of TheatreWorks’ 24 Hour Playwriting Competition 2015, Open category. In partnership with South-East Community Development Council (SECDC), TheatreWorks is proud to present the Performance Tour of Between Consciousness in 2016.

As part of Writing & Community, we hope to develop and nurture emerging playwrights like Isaac, providing them with a platform to write, and an opportunity to showcase their works. As such, these productions return to the community by the way of the annual Performance Tour with free performances at various venues in the community, primarily of the South East District. We hope that the plays become the catalyst for the community to reflect and discuss important issues related to living in Singapore.

Do stay tuned to our blog as we will be uploading more details on the performance tour and interviews with the creative team!