Volume 1 Issue 1
March 2012
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March 2012

Date: 14, 16, 18, 21, 23 and 25 March 2012
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Venue: Goodman Arts Centre

The Art of Dramatic Speech (Level 1)

A workshop with veteran language & theatre trainer,
Leanne Ong

In this 18-hour introductory workshop, the trainer will work on the participant’s language, vocal and body movement. Challenging tasks, such as debate and speech presentation, will also be included as part of practical learning.

Registration for the workshop has closed. If you would like to be the first to know about our future workshops, please email Nicole at nicole@dramabox.org.

Conducted in Mandarin

Date: 15 to 17 March 2012
Time: 8pm

Bus Stop

One by one, they come to the bus stop, each with a destination in mind. They wait in vain, against the ceaseless tide of buses and time. In a mish mash of forgotten dreams, babble and wandering, Amidst the rumbling engines and traction of the tyres, Unfolds the story of the… - Bus Stop

Drama Box presents in collaboration with ARTivate
The graduation performance of ARTivate
Adapted, directed and performed by ARTivate
Inspired by Gao Xingjian's script of the same title

Performed in Mandarin with English surtitles


Gao Xingjian

Gao Xingjian (1940- ) is a Chinese-born playwright, novelist, painter, director, critic and translator. He lived in Europe since 1987, and was granted France citizenship in 1997. He was the recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Literature “for an oeuvre of universal validity, bitter insights and linguistic ingenuity, which has opened new paths for the Chinese novel and drama.” His groundbreaking play Bus Stop was premiered at Beijing People’s Art Theatre in 1983, and was soon banned by the country’s censor, due to the experimental nature of his play’s content and form. However, the play is highly regarded internationally and created a new page in China’s Theatre.

Photography by: Pantheon

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