Presentation on theme: "Theatre Design & Singapore Storytelling New Hampshire International Arts Seminar Szu-Feng Chen"— Presentation transcript:
Theatre Design & Singapore Storytelling New Hampshire International Arts Seminar Szu-Feng Chen
Theatre Design Process Commitment Read the play Script and Character Analysis Research and Inspiration Communication and Collaboration Design Development Organization Execution
Singapore Diverse and Young 1965 declared independence from United Kingdom. Most citizens root from China, Malaysia, and India. Singlish: An unofficial mixed language of English, Malay, and Chinese dialects.
Chinese in Singapore Chinese constitutes 80% population. Languages Spoken: English, Singlish, Singadarin, Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, and Hakka. English becomes primary language to unify the Chinese Singaporeans from different dialects group.
Kuo Pao Kun 1939–2002 An iconic dramatist, playwright, director, educator, activist and public intellectual in Singapore. From the 1960s to 1990s during Singapores independence., His works served as social commentaries, distinctly emphasizing on multiculturalism and focusing on mans struggle and search for cultural identity.
Kuo Pao Kun 1939– National Culture Medallion 1992 The Culture Award 1993 Asean Cultural Award 2002 The Excellence for Singapore Award
Hosted by The Theatre Practice Supported by Singapore National Arts Council 2012 KUO PAO KUN FESTIVAL IN SEARCH OF KUO PAO KUN
Lao Jiu: The Musical A Musical adapted from Kuo Pao Kuns original play Lao Jiu Script Adaptation: Liu Xiaoyi | Composer: Eric Ng | Lyricist: Xiaohan Director: Kuo Jian Hong | Associate Director & Choreographer: George Chan
Focus : 80s life sketch with contemporary silhouette Set and Costume Design
Set Design Inspiration
80s Daily Life in Singapore Set Design Research