CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Exploring the connections to our roots
First collaboration with a theatre educational institution.
This Tamil Theatre Forum is organized with Intercultural Theatre Institute to initiate conversations for the future of the Tamil Theatre scene. It will be held on 3rd August 2019 at the Emily Hill White House. The bilingual forum would touch on theatre for seniors, multilingualism and interculturalism, vision for the theatre community and also an academic's perspective. Speakers include Vadivazhagan PVSS, R Somasundaram, Rethinavel and Kalaiselvi Grace.
AGAM Theatre Lab presented a minimalist play written by Nallu Dhinakharan with a twist on a monologue from Hamlet and created awareness about the Yellow Ribbon Project as Subramaniam Ganesh performed this as the project lead of Digital Archive of Singapore Tamil Theatre (DASTT).
Attended by Senior Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam and Minister for Communications and Information S Iswaran, the launch was organised by NLB and Centre for Singapore Tamil Culture. The event marks the completion of Tamil Digital Heritage Project – community-driven project aimed at creating a digital collection of Singapore’s Tamil culture, in particular music, drama, literature and dance.
Tamil-language theatre practitioner Subramaniam Ganesh shares about the formative years of Tamil theatre in Singapore. Get to see the posters and pamphlets created for Tamil theatre productions in the 1950s as Subramaniam Ganesh unveils a selection from the Digital Archive of Singapore Tamil Theatre (DASTT), a research project he initiated that now holds over 100 scripts and over 3,000 documents.
SEPTEMBER 2020 (TBC)
Nadagavathi 2020 - ITI Tamil Theatre Forum (Bilingual)
Second installment. The theme for Nadagavaathi in 2020 is sustainability. The definition of sustainability is the ability to provide for the present generation without depriving the future generations of consuming a good or service. The good or service in context here is theatre or Tamil theatre in Singapore in the midst of a larger Pan-Indian identity in Singapore. Several scales of sustainability from self, community, theatre by practitioners and theatre as an enterprise will be explored.