FREE ONLINE SHOWS
We now have online show offerings, in our signature Forum Theatre style. Continue to be entertained and engaged, and join in the conversation by taking part in our *digital* Theatre of the Oppressed. Brought to you by the Singapore Kindness Movement.
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It's Just a Joke
A FREE Interactive performance on Xenophobia for Secondary Schools
When Barbara goes to her new school in Singapore, she is made fun of for being different. Tracy and Jia Jun, both local students, come up with nasty ways to 'Help Foreigners Fit In'.
Of course, this has adverse effects on Barbara's emotions, to the point where she doesn't feel like going to school anymore. She confides in ABC (the school's Ambassador for Basic Courtesy) through a series of vlogs.
In the end, we learn about the ways Xenophobia can hurt someone, and how no one wants to be treated differently. Will Tracy and Jia Jun understand this point of view, or will they continue to discriminate all in the name of fun?
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FRIEND OR FOE
A FREE Interactive Show on Xenophobia and Cyberbullying for Primary Schools
David, a Primary 5 child, is rude and disrespectful to his mother, because all he wants to do is play games on his iPad and abandon his priorities. Even in the game world, he is mean and unkind to other players.
In real life, he discriminates against Lucas, a foreign student who was picked by the teacher to become the class monitor, much to David's dismay. Jealousy, and pre-conceived notions of foreigners cause David to use unkind language to Lucas.
In this show, we unpack different issues from addiction and screen time, to kindness, to xenophobia. Will the game world eventually unite the two boys and can they look past differences to become friends?
Haters Gonna Hate
A FREE Interactive performance on Cyber-bullying for Secondary Schools
Adam is annoying. So annoying that Jaime completely detests him and wants nothing to do with him. As the Student Council President, she orders her VP to ban him from the WhatsApp group after he incessantly spams the chat with his vlogs.
Jaime goes to great lengths to spread her hate for Adam, even creating a fake Instagram just so she can attack him online. However, the truth gets revealed and Jaime is forced to face her dark secrets.
Watch as Adam and Jaime navigate through the dark wasteland of cyber-bullying. Will they find an ending to this digital nightmare?
Stay together! Stand apart!
An interactive show commissioned by the Singapore Discovery Centre
This interactive short film follows the lives of three people before, during, and after the Circuit Breaker in Singapore. These people represent the different kinds of behaviour we see during the pandemic.
As the circuit breaker progresses, we see some people doing thoughtless and reckless things, perhaps out of boredom or defiance, but these can have real consequences on others.
When will people realise that some of their actions may be unlawful and irresponsible? When will people stop being selfish and think of the welfare of others? When will people start to give our frontline healthcare workers the respect and recognition they deserve? Truly, is there strength in diversity?
An interactive assembly show about mental wellness created by inwardBOUND.
This interactive short film depicts the life of Denise, a teenage girl living with depression.
Denise deals with the lack of support provided by her family and friends. She tries to break down her mother and grandmother's pre-conceived notions about depression. They call her lazy and useless when at times, she is simply unable to function. She explains that depression is a disease like any other disease which needs to be treated and certainly, that there is no shame in seeking help.
Tidal Waves explores the importance of support from friends and family, and also seeking mental health professionals who are equipped to help.
What people have to say about our online shows
...It is great to be able to share this unique experience with the rest of the school. Kudos to the team for pulling this off. It was indeed a very unique experience for both the students and the teachers to not just experience a theatre session but a forum theatre session virtually. Where students have the choice to take on the role of a character and advise the characters in the play. The focus of this programme made it even more special, where it discussed the sensitive issue on foreign-local integration at a time when relations between countries and their people are extremely tense. Yet, exactly because it is so sensitive, it is all the more important for us to talk about it, and this platform served that purpose, allowing participants to openly discuss and share their thoughts and opinions. Logistically wise, the videos were well-recorded and the tension was built very nicely to empower and engage students to want to contribute during the forum session. During the forum session, the facilitators also did a great job eliciting responses from the different students and pushing the discussion further to get students to think about what they could have done if faced with such a problem. I also liked the incorporation of other online platforms, like Mentimeter to get responses from all the students to ensure they don't feel left out. Overall, it was an eye-opening experience and all of us throughly enjoyed ourselves. I hope more schools would take up the opportunity to try this out and kick start the conversation on this pressing social issue.
- Melissa Neo, Teacher, CHIJ St. Joseph's Convent, 23/05/20