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Playwrights' Boot Camp

The Practice Lab

Date:11 August - 1 September 2014

Venue:The Theatre Practice | Studio 4

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The Playwrights’ Boot Camp returns in August! The Playwrights’ Boot Camp held its inaugural run in 2010. It provides a platform that gives aspiring writers a chance to sharpen their skills. Throughout the four weeks of Boot Camp, the guiding principle is that of “play”. Playwrights will pen scripts based on a given topic and have a week to hand in their “assignments”. Thereafter, within a day, three directors will read through the scripts, pick their cast from a pool of actors, rehearse for six hours, and then perform, under the intense scrutiny of a live audience that same evening. The very next week, the whole process starts all over again! Within the imposed limits of time and resource, we hope that these ‘Boot Campers’ will find a way to stretch their creativity beyond their own boundaries!

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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