About Campaign

ends 31 Mar 2020, 11:59 PM
Theatre needs time and space to occur. Time is a given, but space is not. In the land-scarce Singapore, we count our blessings as we are now offered the opportunity by the National Arts Council to rent a larger studio under the Arts Housing scheme. It is our absolute pleasure to announce that we would be moving within the same building (Aliwal Arts Centre) from the 3rd floor to the 2nd floor, from 82sqm into 178sqm. Our rehearsal studio would be bigger to closer resemble the actual theatre stage area, and we would have the luxury of having a fixed office space.

What does this mean?

It means that we would be able to train ourselves better, for our energy to fill a bigger rehearsal space. We would be ready to accommodate more actors coming to train for our jam sessions. It also means we most probably do not need to source for short-term rentals of bigger studios to hold rehearsals for a bigger stage.

However, this also means that a sum of money is to be spent on fitting out the new space. A big portion of our budget would be committed to installing a sprung floor. Solid surfaces such as concrete floors are not resilient and can cause bodily injuries. The training we practise at Nine Years Theatre requires a sprung floor, which is made to absorb and return energy during movement.

The fund raised isn't just about the studio, but is about our ability to train better, create better, and to benefit the theatre community better. We are grateful for your support!

About the Charity

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.


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