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This World Mental Health Day, John Lim of Live Young and Well wants you to love yourself and lean on the power of friendships.
Online Editor Arman Shah pens his thoughts on “Tender Submission”, the latest play that’s proudly staged by Checkpoint Theatre.
In episode 01 of our brand new podcast “Deeper Conversation with Arman Shah”, Lucas Ho talks about his latest play “Tender Submission” that’s presented by Checkpoint Theatre.
Playwright Myle Yan Tay takes an intimate look at the realities and conundrums faced by Malay and Indian men in Singapore.
“What I really like doing, especially through ‘Textures’, is to develop the relationship between parent and child through reading. Nighttime reading is something I personally enjoyed and miss doing with my son, although we don’t do it anymore because he’s already grown up.”
“So it always comes back to the same question of ‘Are you happy?’ And what does it even mean to be happy? Does it even matter? Because it’s really hard to be happy in Singapore. There are so many expectations and it’s all very heartbreaking.”
“You can’t stop doing what you love because it’s hard or because you keep getting rejected. Keep on doing it. If you work hard enough and show persistence towards your craft, it’s just a matter of time before you get recognised.”
Wesley Leon Aroozoo pays tribute to Singapore’s unsung immigrants who helped make Singapore the global trading port and maritime powerhouse it is today.
Renowned for films like “Ilo Ilo” and “Wet Season”, Anthony Chen talks why he can and only will tell stories that are personal to him.
In Part 1 of ‘People of the Arts: Stories from Singapore to Germany’, Weish talks about finding her voice through theatre in these dire times.
“I used to blame myself a lot. Why did you let people bully you? Why did you let people criticise you? You cannot do anything. You suck. But I’ve learnt that forgiveness is very important in life…”
Attention, culture seekers! Check out our review of “Eat Duck”, the debut play by Zenda Tan that’s presented by Checkpoint Theatre.
“I hope people who watch the play go home feeling a sense of comfort. Comfort that you can move on after someone’s death, that there can be reconciliation with a sibling even if the relationship is tense right now, that your angry child can grow up full of compassion.”
“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.
All I ever wanted was for him to be proud of me. As a child I just wanted his approval and felt like I never got it because I was in lots of trouble. But he’s released me from some stuff I hadn’t really resolved from my childhood.
Hello, fans of local literature! We review this part-fictional, part-autobiographical book by Melissa De Silva that examines Eurasian culture in Singapore.
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.
Calling all bookworms! We review this anthology by Ethos Books that’s set to challenge the way you think with its brand of anti-realist fiction.
The filmmaking teacher from LASELLE discusses his book and film “I Want to Go Home” that tell the story of Yasuo Takamatsu, the man who lost his wife in the 2011 Japan tsunami.
We review this brilliant play – written by Lucas Ho and directed by Huzir Sulaiman – that poignantly touches upon reservist life in the Singapore army.