SAME-SAME, an online, inclusive collaboration between Australia and Singapore

SAME-SAME is an online, inclusive collaboration between No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability (Adelaide, Australia) and Diverse Abilities Dance Collective, DADC (Singapore). A Singapore International Foundation Arts for Good project, this cross-border dance and theatre production will focus on friendship – highlighting the experiences of differently abled performers in Singapore and Australia during COVID-19. How can we connect online? How are we the same? How are we different? How can the arts bring us together?

Over the course of three months, seven performers (actors and dancers) from both countries, got to know each other and explored the idea of SAME-SAME online. Their roles evolved from performers to reveal the sameness of what it means to be human. And beyond COVID-19, what remains similar? What is different? How can we overcome differences to connect?

Date: 13 November 2020 - 14 November 2020
Time: 13 November: 9.30am & 4pm
14 November 11.30am & 4pm
Duration: 40 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date: 14 November, 11.30am

Tuesdays with Morrie

Please note that Tuesdays with Morrie is contingent upon the prevailing safety advisories in November, allowing for the resumption of live performances and will be subject to safe management measures.

Based on Mitch Albom’s best-selling memoir, Tuesdays with Morrie is a play so touching, powerful and celebratory it may change your outlook on life.

Sixteen years after graduation, career-obsessed journalist Mitch reunites with his former college professor and mentor, Morrie, who is battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease (ALS). What starts as a simple visit turns into a life-changing weekly pilgrimage – always on Tuesdays – that enables Morrie to teach his final and most important lesson – how to live.

This exploration of friendship, life and death will make you cry, think, feel…but above all it will make you laugh.

The role of Morrie will be performed by Remesh Panicker (Art, Romeo & Juliet, Merchant of Venice) while Benjamin Chow (Romeo & Juliet, The LKY Musical) will perform the role of Mitch. Directed by Samantha Scott-Blackhall.

Date: 4 November 2020 - 6 December 2020
Time: 3 pm (Sunday matinees) / 6 pm or 9 pm (Weekdays and Saturdays)
Duration: 90 minutes
Specific Accessibility Show Date: 21st November 2020, 6 pm

The Virtual Enabling Festival 2020

The Enabling Festival 2020; Do You See What I See? invites you to see the world through the eyes of a person living with dementia and his/her caregiver; an online educational and creative festival happening September 25 to 16 October 2020. This series of talks, digital meetups, thought leaders’ interviews and video streamings, deliver key information on dementia and caregiving that we think everyone should have access to. A full programme of online events, all FREE to register at www.enableasia.org

The Launch of the Inclusive Young Company (iYC)

SRT is partnering with Access Path Productions to launch their very first theatre training programme for diverse needs and abilities. iYC is a holistic acting programme for young persons and adults between the ages of 16 – 35, who identify as persons with disabilities. Sharing its goals with SRT’s acclaimed The Young Company (TYC) acting programme, it aims to equip and nurture selected actors-in-training with the confidence, transferable employment skills, and communication techniques that they will need to shine onstage, as well as in their career of choice. It features professional masterclasses and mentorship – led by international artist Grace Lee-Khoo – which will provide a platform for the development of participants' creative potential as independent performers and theatre-makers. 

Express your interest in joining us here: https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=UHgks5zCuUCyWsP-vobxDQ2mmYg840lGnWfVhjCl5SZUNjJKWk1aOFVUWDVDVTVRNkhYSTNTQzNHViQlQCN0PWcu.

M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival 2020: What If

What If
A new media experience co-created by a multidisciplinary group of performers, designers and directors. Amid a pandemic, where time and space are warped, and how we exist and connect feels alienating, What If explores being human.

Presenting to you 4 original works that will each be accompanied by a short animation.
Audience participation is welcomed in all the shows.

Date: Various dates
Time: 8pm
Duration: Vary with show
Ticketing Info: $5 per ticket for each show (excluding $0.50 SISTIC fee)

Giving Tuesdays

Playeum, Children's Centre for Creativity is excited to introduce Giving Tuesdays. This unique initiative aims to support the role of play in the lives of children with special needs/disabilities. The programme will take place every Tuesday* afternoon between 1:30pm to 5:30pm at Playeum. Admission is FREE for all children recognized special needs & their siblings. Peers without special needs are welcome too, but will be charged admission fees.

Giving Tuesdays:

The programme encourages children with special needs to explore their world through play, express themselves and engage with peers. Play is important in the holistic development of children. Open-ended play gives voice to the child and allows for the development of 21st century skills, and encourages creativity, problem-solving, communication, collaboration and critical thinking. The programme is led by Dr. Esther Joosa, Playeum's Director of Pedagogy, who will provide guidance and expertise advice to parents and teachers.

Date: Tuesdays

Accessibility Show Date:
21 Jan, 28 Jan, 4 Feb, 11 Feb, 18 Feb, 25 Feb, 3 Mar 2020

Time: 1.30pm - 5.30pm
Duration: 4 Hours (flexible artful play exhibition)