In this continuing series of Living Room dialogues with Singaporean playwrights, Dr Robin Loon chats with Tan Tarn How about the creation of his plays.
In a span of two decades, Tarn How has written nine plays, several of which have won numerous awards. Collectively, his work examines the socio-political environment and machinations of the Singapore state.
This December, Robin invites Tarn How to chart and reflect on his play-writing journey through a selection of his works – including his first In Praise of Dentist (1986) and his most recent Fear of Writing (2011) – and discuss the relevance of writing for the stage now.
Monday, 7 December 2015
8pm @ Centre 42 Black Box
Admission is free. Register now to secure a seat.
About the Playwright: TAN TARN HOW
Tan Tarn How (1960-) has, at various points in his life, been a teacher, a journalist, a scriptwriter and a research fellow. However, he is best known as one of Singapore’s landmark playwrights with his bold, award-winning works which have certainly pushed boundaries over the years.
Read more about Tan’s life through the plays he penned and some selected milestones.
The Living Room is a programme by Centre 42 that welcomes chat and conversation. Through focused but casual dialogues and face-to-face exchanges, this programme encourages participants to re-examine trends, happenings, people (on & off-stage) and phenomena in Singapore theatre.
Find out more about the Living Room programme here.