About Directors’ Lab Programme

The Directors’ Lab is an 18-month participant-designed research, development, and mentorship programme for emerging local theatre practitioners keen on researching and developing new and/or specific directing methodologies in theatre and the performing arts in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

A core committee consisting of five practitioners in local theatre and performance will support and advise on the administration and management of the programme. It is responsible for the selection of participants and mentors in the programme, will assist in initiating local and regional networking and will provide professional support to the participants of the program through regular meetings and discussions.

OBJECTIVES
•To support emerging local theatre practitioners keen on pursuing a rigorous theatre and performance practice in Singapore and Southeast Asia.
•To develop critical discourse and research in Singapore and regional theatre and performance practice in recognition of the strong historical and cultural links and dialogues between the various peoples and countries in the region
•To encourage the development of inter-cultural and inter-disciplinary directing sensibilities and dialogues in Singapore theatre and performance practice that is conscious of and informed by Singapore’s unique socio-political landscape.

OUTCOMES
•Produce theatre and performance practitioners with strong inter-disciplinary and inter-cultural directing sensibilities
•Identify and develop directing methodologies and approaches specific to Singapore theatre and performance practice
•Establish Singapore as a critical space for research, documentation, and development in theatre and performance practice with strong regional networking and dialogues

For more information, visit http://substation.org/directorslab

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