Here's your chance to get a first-hand experience of the unique devising methodology developed by The Necessary Stage’s Alvin Tan and Haresh Sharma!
Characters and relationships are key to The Necessary Stage’s signature works – indigenous, intercultural, character-driven and issue-based. The company’s founder and Artistic Director Alvin Tan and Resident Playwright Haresh Sharma will conduct this two-day Devising Masterclass, where they will share their distinctive creative process, honed through the creation of numerous important works such as Off Centre, Fundamentally Happy and Those Who Can’t, Teach.
Focusing on the Festival’s theme of Art & Loss, participants will create characters from a series of individual and group improvisational exercises. They will also come up with scenarios, use tableaux and write scenes based on their improvised characters.
Excerpts from the award-winning plays Model Citizens and Gemuk Girls will be screened.
Acclaimed actors Karen Tan and Siti Khalijah Zainal, regular collaborators with Alvin Tan and Haresh Sharma, will also be present for a discussion about building their respective characters in Model Citizens and Gemuk Girls using TNS’ devising methodology.
Participants will be selected via online registration.
How to Register:
The Necessary Stage (Singapore)