M1 Patch! A Theatre Festival of Artful Play returns this year with a new season of over 15
fun and playful programmes! Organised by bilingual theatre company The Theatre Practice
(Practice), the festival will be held at the home of Practice on Waterloo Street from 22 June
to 1 September 2019.
“Play” has been an intrinsic part of Practice’s philosophy, motivation behind its art-making
impulses and the engine behind its artistic growth. With M1 Patch!, Practice continues to
embody the irrepressible spirit and fearless experimentation of play, creating a festival to
inspire audiences and artists to trust their instincts and rediscover the spirit of artful play.
This year’s M1 Patch! continues to be a festival of possibilities featuring a diverse line-up of
programmes centred around thoughtful play and invites everyone to come and play,
regardless of age, language, forms or genres.
Visit www.practice.org.sg/m1patch for the full line-up of festival programmes.
Gain access to the festival’s ticketed events and enjoy greatest savings with the M1 Patch!
Festival Pass – available at $143 (U.P. $177) – till 31 May or while stocks last.
The talented cohort from Singapore Repertory Theatre’s The Young Company 2019 will take on the incredible story of 1984 as their graduation show performance.
Based on the iconic novel by George Orwell, 1984 brings us the story of Winston Smith, a cog in the giant machine state of Oceania. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal “help” of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his Thoughtcrimes before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience — which acts as a silent witness to his torture.
A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.
Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI) presents the world premiere of a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be by Australian playwright Andrew Sutherland.
a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be is a moving exploration of human relationships with other humans, animals and nature, against the backdrop of climate change.
Playwright Sutherland says of creating this play, “This is a work that, for me, attempts to untangle difficult concepts of futurity and futurelessness against the imminent existential threat of climate futures. From the natural to the interpersonal, the play contends with the deep exhaustions and ambivalences of witness and memory. Without memory, we are unable to project ourselves into a future — but I believe, just as firmly, that hope and activism are predicated upon doubt, endless motion, and the inadequacy of ever reaching our goals.
The play attempts to treat the concept of hope not as a stable future or as a passive act, but as Rebecca Solnit writes, “an axe used to break the door down”.”
ITI’s graduating cohort performs three publicly presented plays as part of their curriculum. a line could be crossed and you would slowly cease to be is their second graduation show for 2019. This year’s graduating cohort will be directed by Singaporean director Koh Wan Ching.