Pangdemonium ends the year with their first ever digital play WAITING FOR THE HOST, by Marc Palmieri, a brand new play written specifically to be performed and enjoyed online. WAITING FOR THE HOST is thought-provoking, surprisingly poignant and also has heart, humour and humanity.
This play presents a timely piece of theatre in the digital domain that has become the new normal. By buying a ticket to this production, viewers are not only being an integral part of this little “experiment”, they are also helping Pangdemonium keep creatively engaged with the public, keeping theatre freelancers employed, and helping us survive this crisis.
WAITING FOR THE HOST is directed by Tracie Pang, starring Mina Kaye, Neo Swee Lin, Petrina Kow, Adrian Pang, Gavin Yap, Keagan Kang, and Zachary Pang.
To create a communal experience for viewers, they are virtually re-creating the “ritual” of going to the theatre, whereby patrons congregate at a specified time at the venue (the virtual “theatre foyer”), and are then ushered into the auditorium (the SISTIC Live site), to enjoy the performance from beginning to end, together. This play will be told in two parts, with a fifteen-minute interval between Part I and Part II. The play will be streamed once a night, starting at 9PM, on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
The play will be streamed online via SISTIC LIVE every Thursday to Sunday starting from 15 October 2020 to 1 November 2020. Booking starts on 23 September 2020 on pangdemonium.com and SISTIC.
Nine Years Theatre and Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre jointly present to you First Fleet. The audience will be seated on the stage of the Cultural Centre’s auditorium, as they set sail with the players to explore the relationships between theatre and humanity.
The year is 1787. The First Fleet of the British Empire sets sail for Australia with a group of convicts aboard, to establish a penal colony. Along the way, the Governor instructs one of his lieutenants to rehearse a play with the convicts, with the hope of using the power of theatre to rehabilitate them. But who has ever heard of an officer putting up a play with his convicts? Certainly not the other officers, priest, judge, doctor or the convicts, who all have reservations about such a ridiculous proposition. Will they eventually be able to stage the play successfully? For these officers and convicts, is the foreign land that they are attempting to build a penal colony in, a brave new world or simply a nightmare from hell?