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By The Way

Poor Theatre Series

Date:4 - 13 August 2006

Venue:The Theatre Practice | Studio 4


Created in collaboration with artists of diverse cultural backgrounds, By The Way is a synergy of theatre, music and visual art coming together in a surprising kaleidoscope of sights, sounds music and poetry, and part of The Theatre Practice’s Poor Theatre Series in August.

‘She in Rehearsal’ is searching for a role to play, trying one text after another, but never satisfied until she opens a book and…the character Eurydice re-lives, played by ‘The Actress with a Role’.  ‘She in Rehearsal’ thinks she has found her role at last.

‘The Actress with a Role’, however, remembers her dream as an actress and walks out of the role. She is searching for someone to direct her. The role ‘Eurydice’ disappears.

A director breaks out of her silence in a corner of the rehearsal room.  But she is ‘The Director of Past’.  She can neither direct ‘The Actress with a Role’ nor find a role for ‘She in Rehearsal’. And she is now yielding to her old dream of being an actress…

All three meet, each an actress in her own world, in her own dream. Each is searching for something …



The most important aspect of an arts education for a child is its integration within culture itself. Culture sets forth the foundation on which a country is built upon: its direction, pathways and values. The education of arts and culture very much emphasizes the development of character.

Goh Lay Kuan | Co-Founder / Artistic Advisor