Keynote – All In!: Young Writers Media Festival 2014

All In! Young Writers Media Festival 2014

I’ll be back at this year’s All In!: Young Writers Media Festival in the capacity of a moderator (of sorts) again.

Gwee Li Sui will be presenting the Keynote at this year’s festival; I’ll be introducing him and facilitating the question and answer session at the end of his speech.

Keynote – All In!: Young Writers Media Festival 2014
Date: Sat, 22 Feb 2014
Time: 10.30am – 11.15am
Venue: The Arts House

See you there!

Panel: Playwriting to Directing (Sat, 23 Feb 2013)

All In! Young Writers Media Festival 2013

As part of the activities for the All In! Young Writers Media Festival 2013, I’ll be moderating this panel next week:

Playwriting to Directing
Date: Sat, 23 Feb 2013
Time: 2pm – 3pm
Venue: Imagination Room, Level 5, National Library, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

Join Chong Tze Chien and Zizi Azah, who have both served as playwright and director in their turn, as they discuss the nuts and bolts of the details involved in the production of a play. How much of a say do actors get? How strong is the influence of lighting and sound direction? Where does the playwright’s voice end and where does the director’s vision begin? These burning questions and more will be answered during this session.

Please join me!

Shameless plugs

As part of the Festival Activities for the OCBC Singapore Theatre Festival 2008, I’ll be speaking at this panel on Saturday:

LIFE: To Build A **** Society: Uncharted Territories, Untested Waters.
ART: Apocalypse: LIVE!
Date: Sat, 23 Aug 2008.
Time: 5.30pm – 7.00pm.
Venue: Drama Centre, Level 3, Function Room 3.
FREE ADMISSION, on a first-come-first-seated basis.

In the future, an environmentally-conscious Singapore will be a multiparty democracy, supported by a free press and a vibrant civil society. In a worldwide poll, Singaporeans are reported as the happiest people in Asia. We can dream, can’t we? We speak to some young people about their wishlist for Singapore’s future.

Laremy Lee – Playwright, Own Time Own Target,
Choo Zheng Xi – Editor, The Online Citizen,
Bernise Ang – Founder, SYINC – a network of Youth in Singapore for social change,
Seelan Pillay – Artist and Social Activist.

Moderator: Ken Kwek – Playwright, Apocalypse: LIVE!

Do come for it if you can. We’ve been working very hard to get ready for it, as evidenced by this exchange of text messages between Ken and myself:

<Laremy Lee> …Anyway do I have to prepare anything for the panel?

<Ken Kwek> Just come naked if possible.

<Laremy Lee> Ok.

<Ken Kwek> But seriously, it would be worth thinking about the following: what do you want to see in Singapore’s future (free press, less malls, etc.). Why do you want these things i.e. why are they important. And finally, how do we achieve them. There you go. That’s the brief.

<Laremy Lee> Can I just go naked? I think my beautiful body will paint a thousand words.

<Ken Kwek> Ok. I’ll let the rest know to come naked as well.

The rest of the conversation is censored but please be assured that whatever we were talking about was said with tongues very firmly in cheeks.

Last but not least, please go get tickets to Apocalypse: LIVE! if you haven’t done so already. It’s a really funny, well-written and thought-provoking piece with killer lines, and a great director and cast to boot. More details here.

OTOT opens tonight, so wish us luck! If you didn’t manage to get tickets, there’s a waitlist for the restaging, so just let me know if you wanna be on it.