23 Jun '15, 12am

Forum theatre gets outdoor festival in Singapore

Forum theatre gets outdoor festival in Singapore

More than 20 years ago, a seeming death knell sounded for forum theatre. The interactive art form was savaged in the media, it would receive no funding for a decade and it came under fire as a "scriptless" genre that could be "exploited" and used as a form of political agitation, as put by former Minister for Information and the Arts George Yeo. Fast forward to today. Next Friday, local theatre company Drama Box will launch an entire festival dedicated to forum theatre - an outdoor festival right on the doorstep of one of Singapore's busiest heartland malls, Nex in Serangoon. At the Scenes: Forum Theatre festival, members of the public will get the chance to see free forum theatre performances on a variety of issues, from disability harassment to forced marriages, by theatre groups from Taiwan, India, Britain and Singapore, as well as take part in sharing sessions and work...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/theatre-dance/story...

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