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If you’re fan of the arts and culture scene in Singapore, we’ve got a treat for you. We’ve compiled our best reviews and most insightful interviews with stage actors, directors and playwrights. Enjoy the read!

Rizman Putra: Labelled Weird as a Kid, Performer Finds Solace in the Arts

“I’ve been different all my life. As an artist, I’ve had these weird ideas in my head for so long, and when you’re new, people will question why you do things a certain way. But you have to stay true to your craft and to yourself.”

Noorlinah Mohamed: Actress Moulds Thinking Girls Through the Arts

“I’m an actress by training but my work goes beyond that. My passion lies in education and engaging with the public through the arts. And while I don’t have children because I choose not to, I continue to educate the future generations through programmes like N.O.W.”

Dana Lam: Feminist Playwright Examines Life Through Relationship with Late Mother

“Still Life” draws from events in my personal life. I’m from the baby boomer generation, and we have a slightly more complicated childhood than, let’s say, the Millennials. I was actually adopted as a baby by my mother who was still single at the time.

Thick Beats for Good Girls: A Love Letter to Hip-Hop | Singapore Theatre Review

Attention, theatre geeks! Here’s our review of the Checkpoint Theatre play written and performed by Pooja Nansi and Jessica Bellamy.

Playwrights Pooja Nansi and Jessica Bellamy Discuss “Thick Beats for Good Girls”

What makes a good girl? And why is hip-hop a great storytelling medium? On Episode 1 of our YouTube series “Upcoming”, Pooja and Jessica offer insights into their brand new play by Checkpoint Theatre.

Singapore Theatre: Review of “FRAGO” by Checkpoint Theatre

We review this brilliant play – written by Lucas Ho and directed by Huzir Sulaiman – that poignantly touches upon reservist life in the Singapore army.

Dream Chasers: Interview with Playwright Lucas Ho

The 33-year-old Associate Artist at Checkpoint Theatre talks about “FRAGO”, an upcoming play that touches upon the more poignant aspects of reservist life in the Singapore army.

Singapore Theatre Review: “Hand to God” by SRT

Think this play is just about a sock puppet? Well, think again. Check out our review of the dark and sinister comedy that delves into the concept of faith and loss.

Singapore Theatre Review: “Normal” by Checkpoint Theatre

We review “Normal”, a brutally honest and soul-stirring play that explores the world of students through the struggles faced by two Normal Academic misfits in an all-girls school.

Dream Chasers: Interview with Playwright Faith Ng

The 29-year-old talks about her journey towards becoming a playwright and the highly-anticipated return of “Normal” to the Singapore stage.

Dream Chasers: Interview with Actor and Puppeteer Bright Ong

The talented and effervescent performer candidly talks about the challenges and rewards that come with being a professional television and stage actor in Singapore these past six years.

Singapore Theatre: Review of “Rosnah” by The Necessary Stage

Set in the 1990s, this hour-long monologue explores the inner turmoil of a conservative Malay Muslim woman from Singapore who finds herself conflicted when exposed to the ideals of Western modernism and liberalism on foreign soil.