• Review: When We Dead Awaken by Intercultural Theatre Institute

    18 Mar 2018

    'When We Dead Awaken is by no means an easy watch, and its slow script is a challenging one for its cast to get just right. However, push past its initial difficulty and you’ll find a wealth of meaning lying within each movement and image on stage. With this production, [Sankar] Venkateswaran is certainly pushing the limits of excellence expected of ITI students, with the artistic risks paying off immensely in the moments they succeed and bringing out Ibsen’s themes in a whole new light.'

    - Bak Chor Mee Boy

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  • Preview: When We Dead Awaken by Intercultural Theatre Institute

    13 Mar 2018

    'In the first show of 2018 from the Intercultural Theatre Institute’s (ITI) latest graduating batch, the students will be presenting Ibsen’s final written work: When We Dead Awaken. Directed by Indian director Sankar Venkateswaran, artistic director of Theatre Roots & Wings and an ITI alumnus himself, When We Dead Awaken revolves around the polarising struggle between art and life.'

    - Bak Chor Mee Boy

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  • 跨文化戏剧学院呈献 易卜生名剧《我们死人再生时》

    13 Mar 2018

    Preview of When We Dead Awaken by Lianhe Zaobao.

    - Lianhe Zaobao

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  • A look back at the Asian Intercultural Conference 2017 | Interview with T. Sasitharan

    15 Jan 2018

    'As part of the media partnership with Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), culture360 has interviewed its director and co-founder T. Sasitharan on the results of the the Asian Intercultural Conference organised last November in Singapore.'

    - ASEF Culture 360

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  • 跨越“之间” ——观《我们的小镇》

    25 Nov 2017

    Review of Our Town by Lianhe Zaobao. 

    - Lianhe Zaobao

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  • Our Town: An Inventive, Multicultural Take on an American Classic

    19 Nov 2017

    'Kok’s and ITI’s Our Town is a refreshing, multicultural take on a classic small town American play, effectively connecting the contemporary to the traditional. The cast took several risks and pushed boundaries in this final performance of ITI’s graduating cohort... Looking ahead, I’m excited to see what this talented batch of actors will have in store for us as they embark on the next stage of their careers.'

    - Popspoken

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  • Review: Our Town by Intercultural Theatre Institute

    10 Nov 2017

    'Visually rich and undeniably inventive in its staging, Kok Heng Leun and ITI’s Our Town is the perfect update to an old script for a modern Singaporean audience. Drawing out its inherent melancholy and concerns with the fragility of life and fleeting nature of time, Our Town is a timely reminder to cherish all we know and love now before it’s too late, and echoes a deep-seated nostalgia for a simpler time and friendlier people. As these students soon graduate, one hopes they’ll bring all they’ve learnt with them into the arts scene and continually strive to improve further; this is promising stuff we’ve seen, and we’re sure that this won’t be the last we hear of from any of them as we follow them into their next endeavours.'

    - Bak Chor Mee Boy

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  • Our Town - Interview with director Kok Heng Leun and choreographer Koh Wan Ching

    08 Nov 2017

    'ITI’s graduating cohort of 2017 presents Our Town, the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by American playwright Thornton Wilder. This rendition is set to be an intercultural interpretation of Wilder's play. Find out how Our Town is relevant to Singapore's multicultural, multilingual society and how a community can respond to changes in today’s context. 

    We speak to the director Kok Heng Leun and choreographer Koh Wan Ching to find out how the team attempts to localise the play's context, 80 years after Our Town was first performed.'

    - Arts Republic

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  • Intercultural theatre practices | Interview with Frances Barbe

    06 Nov 2017

    'As part of the media partnership with Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), we have interviewed Frances Barbe, Director, Choreographer and Performer and one of the speakers at the upcoming Asian Intercultural Conference in Singapore (27-30 November 2017). Frances has shared her extensive experience in working in intercultural theatre and in particular with different training techniques, including butoh dance.'

    - ASEF Culture 360

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  • Preview: Our Town by Intercultural Theatre Institute (+Interview with Director Kok Heng Leun)

    06 Nov 2017

    'Presented in collaboration with the Esplanade, the Intercultural Theatre Institute’s graduating cohort will be performing their newest show at the Esplanade Theatre Studio this November, following their previous production of Leakages. Directed by Drama Box Artistic Director and Arts NMP Kok Heng Leun, ITI presents American playwright Thornton Wilder’s Pulitzer Prize winning play – Our Town. 

    Written in 1938, Our Town is a metaphysical theatre piece and plays out like a play within a play, as audiences are introduced to the members of the idyllic small town of Grovers Corners. But peace never lasts forever, and the townsfolk have new obstacles to face as 1938 brings the threat of industrialisation, capitalism and The Great War. How will the people bond together to stay as one amidst these changing times?'

    - Bak Chor Mee Boy

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