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Associate Artist Play Readings


Sun Dec 8 2013, 8:00pm–10:30pm
Mon Dec 9 2013, 8:00pm–10:30pm
Tue Dec 10 2013, 8:00pm–10:30pm
Wed Dec 11 2013, 8:00pm–10:30pm

Where: The Arts House, 1 Old Parliament Lane, City Hall, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $0.00 ($0.00)
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: karaninasuryadinata

Presented by Checkpoint Theatre
Venue Partner: The Arts House
1 Old Parliament Lane Singapore 179429

Checkpoint Theatre's Associate Artist Scheme nurtures the work of theatre-makers Lucas Ho, Faith Ng, Joel Tan and Shiv Tandan. Across four evenings in the intimate setting of the Arts House Play Den, the Checkpoint Theatre Associate Artists will present dramatised readings of works-in-progress as they continue to be developed for production.

Two different programmes, spread across 4 days, include full-length plays and selections from the Associate Artists monologue project. Come and spend an evening or two with these voices from the next generation of theatre-makers and find out what's brewing at Checkpoint Theatre in the coming seasons!

Admission is free so simply register online at

For more information on the directors and performers of the readings, please visit our Facebook event page at


8-9 Dec 2013, 8 pm, Play Den
Normal by Faith Ng
The Monologue Project
Midnight Surcharge by Lucas Ho
That Daniel by Joel Tan

10-11 Dec 2013, 8 pm, Play Den
Our Lady of Lourdes by Joel Tan
The Monologue Project
A Language of Our Own by Faith Ng
Past Perfect by Shiv Tandan


Normal by Faith Ng (full-length play)
A new Literature teacher arrives at a girls' school to find her class of Normal Academic students intractable and rebellious. But what lies behind their misbehaviour? Ng’s play explores the hope and despair of Normal students as they grapple with an unkind system, and lays bare the complex tensions boiling beneath even the most ‘normal’ of schools.

Our Lady of Lourdes by Joel Tan (full-length play)
From a wedding to a funeral, and in between, Our Lady of Lourdes charts two improbable and difficult love stories that transcend age, time and social convention. Tan’s work paints an uncompromising, witty, and moving portrait of love as the most complicated and yet simplest thing in the world.

Monologues by Lucas Ho, Faith Ng, Joel Tan and Shiv Tandan
A relationship mapped by taxicab journeys; a grandmother and her food; finding and losing oneself: the monologues developed under the Associate Artists monologue project present compelling individual voices that, in their very specificity, resonate with us all.