Youth gun for the stage

17 March 2020
The Straits Times
Media Coverage

Theatre groups established by millennials, for the millennial crowd, is on the rise. Kristine Ng, a BA(Hons) Arts Management alumna from LASALLE and current theatre producer of the Second Breakfast Company, shared: “We felt there was a gap when it came to theatre companies that involved youths. There were many accomplished companies but most worked with seasoned practitioners and few had platforms for aspiring or emerging young talent.”

Alongside Kristine managing the company is LASALLE classmate Denise Dolendo and two others. They strive to set themselves apart from other groups by staging old, local plays that the current generation is unfamiliar with. Other theatre groups featured in this story include:

  • Patch and Punnet, whose founder includes BA(Hons) Acting alumnus Krish Natarajan and the accolade of being chosen as Wild Rice’s first company-in-residence, enjoying rehearsal and management support from the veteran production house.
  • The Assembly Point which is helmed by four BA(Hons) Acting alumni – Tia Andrea Guttensohn, Fatin Syahirah, Jeramy Lim and Jelaine Ng. Their unique selling point is a focus on ensemble cast-based theatre to present a unified voice on an issue.
  • Bound Theatre, a company recently revived to include new member and BA(Hons) Acting student Juliana Kassim Chan. She joins three from the original team to provide a safe space for theatre artists to devise original works that are immersive.

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