Patch! A (Live) Theatre Festival of Play (2018 - Present)

THIS IS THE NEW NEXT NORMAL. Created for the fun-loving and eternally curious, Patch! A (Live) Theatre Festival of Play continues to champion the essentiality of play.  Now in its fourth iteration, Patch! is reimagined as an international hybrid on/off-line festival. We present works that bring together artists and audiences who love the often messy, sometimes raw, but always powerfully resonant nature of live theatre.  This year’s festival is a vibrant PATCHwork of innovative digital productions and intimate live experiences. Grounded in the potent power of storytelling, Patch! features quality art-making from expert players, boundary-pushing creativity and unexpected collisions. Read more

M1 Chinese Theatre Festival (2011 - 2017)

Practice’s Chinese Theatre Festival is a sustained effort to create a space for Chinese-language performances in Singapore. It was started with the intent to address the lack of variety in Chinese theatre performances locally, as well as to make professional standard performances more accessible to both adults and children. As Kuo Jian Hong puts it: “For the Chinese theatre scene to thrive, it needs to be carefully tended. Only then can the saplings grow into trees, and trees into forest, endlessly, ceaselessly.” Chinese Theatre Festival offers a wide spectrum of possibilities of Little Theatre. It adopts the term “Little Theatre” to frame the types of works it stages and presents. Little Theatre may refer to the performance space, the pe itself, and/or the presenting company of said performance.  Read more

Kuo Pao Kun Festival (2003, 2012)

First conceived to mark the passing of theatre doyen and Practice co-founder Kuo Pao Kun, the Kuo Pao Kun Festival is an international celebration of his legacy, his beliefs and his numerous contributions to the Singapore cultural landscape and beyond. The festival is intended not only as a celebration of Kuo Pao Kun, but also a hopeful projection into the future of Singapore’s art scene, built on the foundations of Kuo’s work. Artmakers from diverse backgrounds and practices, many with strong personal connections to Kuo himself, are invited to re-interpret Kuo’s classic texts by examining them through different lens, cultural contexts and art forms. A truly international festival, the Kuo Pao Kun festivals have featured Singaporean and international works staged in Singapore, India, Hong Kong and The United Kingdom. Read more