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About Us

Nine Years Theatre is a Singapore Mandarin theatre company that loves to dream up game-changing ways to do things. Since the beginning, we have insisted on the hard route of investing time and effort in training our actors, so that we can create works that feel integrated because of consistency and grounded-ness. We believe in entertaining our audience, but in ways that are honest and thoughtful. We present Mandarin productions with English surtitles. They are often described as culturally challenging, emotionally universal and full of care for humanity. Our works have therefore always allowed us to connect with audiences from all backgrounds. We like to busy ourselves with ideas on how to engage our audiences beyond performances, and to share our knowledge with the larger community. We are also very interested in finding ways to dialogue with local and international counterparts through difficult but meaningful collaboration.

What Are Our Beliefs?
- That we will not create without training, and that we will train in order to create.
- That our work will always benefit from it being difficult to make.
- That the audience should not merely consume art, but be given the opportunity to discuss art.
- That Theatre is always about people.

Our Programmes

Nine Years Theatre performs Mandarin plays with English surtitles. Performed titles include:
- Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?
- Twelve Angry Men
- ART
- An Enemy of the People
- Red Demon
- Red Sky
- Art Studio
- Cut Kafka! (collaboration with T.H.E Dance Co.)
- Pissed Julie
- Lear Is Dead
- FAUST/US
- First Fleet
- Dear Elena

In between productions, we teach a number of classes including:
- Suzuki Method of Actor Training
- Viewpoints
- Mandarin Diction and Speech
- Fundamental Knowledge of Stage Directing

We also engage our audience with lectures and discussions under our audience sharing platform, and with "Drink and Talk" post-show dialogues.

Our Wish List

Audio/ Visual Equipment

We would be very happy to receive a high lumens projector, LED screens/panels, and professional sound equipment.

SUPPORTED CAUSES
  • Arts & Heritage
  • Community
  • Education
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