10 Jul '11, 9pm

Man Singapore Theatre Fest's playwrights talk shop about The Great Singapore ...: by Mayo Martin In the beginnin...

In the beginning was the word. Actually, lots of words. Pages upon pages of them. We're talking plays here. With the Man Singapore Theatre Festival 2011 coming up next month, we thought it was timely to put the spotlight on what many a theatre-lover has occasionally overlooked amidst the spectacle we see onstage - the manuscript itself and the playwright who writes them. So in the spirit of fair play - and the fact that the festival prides itself on cultivating new works - we thought it would be interesting to sit down with the four playwrights behind all of the plays and talk shop. Which was how we found ourselves at Goodman Arts Centre's La Barca restaurant last week. Our "panel" consisted of festival dramaturg and W!ld Rice resident playwright Alfian Sa'at, who wrote the highly-anticipated General Election-themed Cooling Off Day and Teater Ekamatra's award-winning Nadir...

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