12 May, Sat, 4pm
Blue Room, Festival House
(1h, no intermission)
Free with registration
Please be seated at least 15 minutes before the programme begins. Unclaimed seats may be given away to walk-in patrons. Limited walk-in spaces are available at the venue.
Playwright Huzir Sulaiman of Checkpoint Theatre is preparing for his 2019 Festival commission, Displaced Persons' Welcome Dinner (working title). It will be a multidisciplinary theatre piece dealing with the themes of fragility, mortality and faith, and set in the world of humanitarian assistance and disaster relief.
In this talk, a year before the premiere of this new work, Huzir will lay bare his methods and approaches, from his research findings to the evolution of his ideas. Join us for an invaluable behind-the-scenes peek into the creative process of one of Singapore's most lyrical and thought-provoking theatre-makers.
Huzir Sulaiman is the co-founder and Joint Artistic Director of Checkpoint Theatre. A critically acclaimed and award winning playwright, his Collected Plays 1998-2012 was published in 2013. His plays have been translated into German, Japanese, Polish, Indonesian and Mandarin. Currently an Adjunct Associate Professor with the National University of Singapore’s University Scholars Programme, he has taught playwriting at several institutions. Huzir was educated at Princeton University and is a Yale World Fellow.
Photo credit: Zakaria Zainal