INITIAL CONDITIONS written by Eleanor Wong

Drawing inspiration from ideas and themes in the quantum world to inform and illumine ordinary life, Initial Conditions is part of a larger meditation on love and relationships in a changing world. Performed by Jo Kukathas and Sean Tobin, this 30-minute reading marks Eleanor Wong’s conclusion of her residency at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT), and will be followed by a dialogue with scientists.

Event Details
13 – 14 March 2015, 8.00pm
Centre 42 Black Box

Free event | Registration required

Creative Team
Writer: Eleanor Wong
Director: Natalie Hennedige
Performers: Jo Kukathas and Sean Tobin
Lighting Designer: Andy Lim / stage “LIVE”
Production Design: neontights
Produced by: Cake Theatrical Productions


About Eleanor Wong’s residency at the Centre for Quantum Technologies (CQT):

Eleanor, a published playwright and poet, has pursued parallel careers in law and media. Her plays have been produced in Singapore and regionally. She was awarded the CQT Residency (September to December 2014) following an open call to Singapore writers for proposals drawing inspiration from research at CQT. Her proposal to CQT was to write some scenes that would ultimately form part of a piece of musical theatre.

During her residency at CQT, Eleanor delved into the fundamental concepts and tools of quantum physics through discussions with CQT researchers, visits to the Centre’s laboratories and by attending talks.

Eleanor is collaborating with Singapore theatre company Cake Theatrical Productions, helmed by Artistic Director Natalie Hennedige, to present a rehearsed reading of scenes she has written during the residency which incorporate quantum ideas; the working title of the read is “Initial Conditions”. The readings will mark the conclusion of the residency but Eleanor will continue work on the play, aiming for a production of the complete new work in 2016.

Source: Centre for Quantum Technologies website


Centre 42 is proud to be one of the supporters of this phase of Eleanor Wong’s new work.