FIVE Poster

Presented by Intercultural Theatre Institute
In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay

How does it feel to be cut off from regular human contact?
What happens to a mind and body which can only connect with others virtually?
What does it mean to be an artist in this “new” world?

Kok Heng Leun, Artistic Director of Drama Box, directs ITI’s graduating cohort of actor-students in FIVE, an intimate and evocative piece about isolation.

Created in collaboration with a creative team of Singapore’s leading artists, FIVE weaves together the cast’s original works and stories into a hybrid performance that synchronises physical and virtual theatre. Livestreamed from Esplanade Theatre Studio, FIVE is an exploration of the experiences of solitude and separation.

Performed mainly in English with some Malay, Mandarin, Malayalam and Korean. Surtitles will be available.

Duration: 1hr 15min

There will be an online talkback session with the artists on 17 November (Tuesday), 8pm.

FIVE is presented as part of #SGCultureAnywhere, supported through the Digital Presentation Grant by the National Arts Council. 


Director, Devising Playwright and Set Designer: 
Kok Heng Leun
Assistant Director: Chng Xin Xuan
Cast: Kyongsu Kathy Han, Li-chuan Lin (a.k.a. Aki), Prajith K Prasad, Ramith Ramesh, Rhian Hiew Khai Chin
Video and Lighting Designer:
 Genevieve Peck
Sound Designer: Guo Ningru
Filmmaker: Tan Wei Ting
Costume Coordinator: Lim Chin Huat



-- Students/NSFs/Senior Citizens/Esplanade & Me card holders: Key in the promo code "Concession" to receive 20% off on-site tickets only.

* excludes Peatix ticketing fee of $0.99/ticket

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FIVE — Digital Programme




12 - 14 Nov 2020


8PM with an additional 3PM matinee on Saturday, 14 Nov


Esplanade Theatre Studio & Zoom (online video conference)


On-site: $25
Students/NSFs/Senior Citizens/Esplanade&Me cardholders: $20  
Zoom: $15


For online attendees:

  • Please note that 1 ticket allows access for 1 device only.
  • The Zoom URL and other technical information will be emailed to you.

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