inwardBOUND believes theatre can be a powerful source of social education, shifting mindsets and shaping positive character. We aim to entertain, to inspire and to empower. So, we work hard to create platforms for transformation and change through interactive theatre. Comedic yet thought-provoking, we connect the immediate issues of our audiences’ through relevant storytelling.
Singapore Kindness Movement
Cyber space Or
An Interactive performance on CYBERBULLYING (PRIMARY)
Captain Seng is a digital superhero. His task is to STOP cyber-bullying on different platforms so that he can win the title of ULTIMATE DIGITAL SUPERHERO. However, he is prevented from LEVELING UP because of people like Ethan, who cyber-bullies Jen without realising the consequences of his actions. This interactive performance explores the cyber-world that children live in, asking the audience how to be responsible cyber users on the different media platforms that they use.
An Interactive Show on Integration and Acceptance in Primary Schools (PRIMARY)
Captain Seng Strikes back again, as he received a new mission by the Headquarters of Kindness, to address an issue about foreigner and local integration. The conflict opens with a misunderstanding between Suzuki, a transfer student from Japan, trying to fit in and Bianca, the class monitor, who does not understand Suzuki’s culture. Jealous of the special treatment Suzuki is getting, Bianca labels her as a weirdo, encouraging other students to exclude Suzuki. The exclusion spreads and escalates, trapping Suzuki in constant turmoil. Captain Seng and his team of Bystander Super Heroes try to mediate the situation, at the same time helping Bianca to find the kindness within.
An Interactive Musical on Casual Racism (SECONDARY)
This interactive musical tells the story of four characters: A Chinese Boy, Indian Girl, Eurasian Girl and Malay Girl. We follow their everyday lives and observe their encounters with casual racism.
We explore casual racism in three different scenarios: at home, with friends and with figures of authority. We show how the stereotypes at home translate into assumptions on each other, which translates to casual racist “jokes” that we are expected to laugh at. Sometimes, these assumptions lead to hurtful accusations. Where do we draw the line?
It's just a joke!
An Interactive Musical on CYBERBULLYING (SECONDARY)
The Internet has changed bullying. It has made it both harder to escape and harder to identify. It also has made bullies out of some people who would not otherwise consider bullying, especially when it comes to public shaming. What’s more, consequences of bullying and shaming are often unseen online. For this reason, people fail to see that they are doing anything wrong online when they hurt other people. This interactive musical tells the story of LEA, who plays by the rules and is very responsible and respected for her values in school. However, no one can be perfect all the time. When LEA slips up, MEL is right there to expose her for her misdeed. From issues on social media, to shaming online, student audiences will get a chance to participate in this interactive show to learn how to reflect and respond to cyberbullying through the lens of respect and understanding.
commissioned by SINGAPORE DISCOVERY CENTRE
Who moved the pineapple tart?
An Interactive Musical on Racial Harmony
(PRIMARY and SECONDARY)
In this ever changing cosmopolitan society, the young generation in Singapore have taken for granted the peaceful and harmonious community that our elders have painstakingly worked to create. As a country, we pride ourselves in our diverse cultural heritage and traditions; but often we take this blessing for granted. Everyone in Singapore would have neighbours, friends and colleagues from different races. But we still see many instances of casual discrimination and racism that often get downplayed and trivialised.
With these instances over miscommunication, lack of open conversations in mind, “Who moved the pineapple tart” focuses on the importance of celebrating what it means to be a Singaporean and embracing our diversity and commonalities across all cultures.
Who moved the PINEAPPLE TART? is an interactive performance that addresses the lack of conversation and discussion, which causes misunderstanding of the different cultures. Through this interactive performance participants will:
1. Remember the true racial harmony spirit,
2. Understand the importance of racial diversity,
3. Take pride in shaping our own unique way of life.
This performance will require constant audience interaction, which helps the students’ internalise and put their learning to practise.