Mix of topical and classic works

Community - or social inclusiveness - is the theme of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival which celebrates its 10th anniversary next January. CHEAH UI-HOON spotlights two festival highlights which attempt to close the gap between art-makers and the audience

Forum Theatre/Senior Theatre

Take Me or Leave Me!, by The Necessary Stage's Theatre for Seniors

DIVORCE among seniors and abandonment of the elderly have been topical news in Singapore in recent years - so how does the community actually feel about it?

"China Woman and Void Deck are two interactive works presented by Theatre for Seniors, presented in forum theatre style. They will be tweaked to become 'anti-plays'," says director Alvin Tan, artistic director of TNS and co-artistic director of the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival.

"An anti-play is a play that ends badly," he explains. "It is essentially a tragedy. That is the purpose of an anti-play written for a forum theatre event."

How forum theatre...

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