Emily of Emerald Hill

Ivan Heng is one of Singapore’s most acclaimed actors. Glen Goei is one of Singapore’s most celebrated directors. Together, they bring to life one of Singapore theatre’s most iconic characters: Emily Gan, an abandoned girl who overcomes all odds to emerge as the matriarch of a distinguished Peranakan household.

Evoking the golden age of Straits-Chinese culture from the 1930s, this new production promises to be the most immersive version of Stella Kon’s enduring classic yet. Step into our theatre and become one of Emily’s guests in her opulent, meticulously kept mansion...

In this decadent world, fulfilment for a woman can only be found in her roles as a daughter-in-law, wife, mother and home-maker. So what must she do to succeed? And at what cost? Is Emily a woman trapped by tradition, or a feminist ahead of her time?

In 2000, Ivan Heng founded WILD RICE with an electrifying production of this landmark play, in which he first made Emily Gan his own. We can think of nothing more appropriate to commemorate WILD RICE’s new home.

“A moving, funny and accomplished piece of theatre.” - The Age, Melbourne

“This was a funny, camp, and touching performance, quite deserving of its full house.” - South China Morning Post, Hong Kong

“When Glen Goei and Ivan Heng come together in the name of Art, any play can be expected to deliver wit and sensitivity.” - 8 DAYS, Singapore

Date: From 8 September 2019

Signed Performance
14 Sep, 7.30PM

Captioned Performance
21 Sep, 2.30PM

Audio Described Performance
22 Sep, 2.30PM

Time: 2.30PM & 7.30PM
Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Theatre @ WILD RICE Funan

Nuwa Connect @ Enabling Festival 2019

This special Nuwa Connect is brought to you in partnership with the Enabling Festival 2019. The Role of Creatives in Dementia Care. We will hear from two creative enterprises; Mind Palace who are addressing the wellbeing of the patient and those in their circle of care, and from Our Better World who aim to inform and build empathy, preparing all of us to better manage dementia. 

Mind Palace; We all know about VR and AR. But have you thought of using it to help people, like dementia patients in nursing homes? 

Find out more from Eugene Soh, a tech artist. He is the founder of Dude Studios (dude.sg), a creative tech studio focusing on Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality, and Mind Palace (mindpalacevr.org), a social enterprise that uses VR to help dementia patients and nursing home residents revisit fond places and explore the world from the comfort and safety of their chairs, keeping their minds active and slowing the effects of dementia. 

Our Better World, the digital storytelling initiative of the Singapore International Foundation, is an online media for good platform that helps raise awareness for different social and environmental causes in Asia. 

Rebecca Lim, Head of Our Better World will share how digital media, film and storytelling have enabled them to build empathy and understanding. Rebecca will share what they have learnt about the possibilities and challenges of digital storytelling, their work around dementia, and future plans. 

Date: 6 September 2019
Time: 4PM
Duration: 90 minutes
Venue: National Design Centre

A Theatre for Development Programme

Co-led by Jodi-Alissa Bickerton from GRAEAE THEATRE COMPANY (UK's leading Disability Arts theatre company, pioneering accessibility in world class theatre) and Grace Lee-Khoo from ACCESS PATH PRODUCTIONS (Singapore's creative organisation, championing equal access to the arts), this introductory course promises to transform your experience of performance making through the disability arts lens.

Crafted for teachers and educators in the field of arts making with D/deaf and disabled communities, this bespoke programme designed with an international and home ground perspective will impact the foundation of your practices.

This programme is conducted through a series of workshops and webinars by Singapore and UK practitioners in 2 phases. In Phase 1, you will be introduced to concepts, practices and will engage in group work over 5 weeks. In Phase 2, Jodi will join us in Singapore for an intensive 5 day workshop.

Date: Phase 1
12 Nov 2019,
18 Nov 2019,
26 Nov 2019,
3 Dec 2019,
10 Dec 2019

Phase 2
16 - 20 Dec 2019

Time: Phase 1: 4pm - 7pm 
Phase 2: 2pm -6pm
Duration:  Phase 1: 3 hours per session
Phase 2: 4 hours per session
Venue: Singapore International Foundation