Can a divorce ever be amicable? How does disease become the catalyst for healing? Is it possible for death to shine a light on a life well-lived? Method Productions is proud to present Spectacle, an original stage production about defining moments in our lives. Told through three acts in an intimate setting, these stories are inspired by the written works of Singapore’s female authors.
What can these women tell us about the human experience? Spectacle will explore how people make decisions, navigate conflict, and experience the joy that is woven into the struggles of life. From the momentous to the mundane, the critical to the quotidian, and the humorous to the infuriating, these stories put a spotlight on the drama of family relationships.
Charlene Shepherdson is a Singaporean poet and community organiser focused on language in written, performative and visual forms. She is interested in heritage, technology and creative education. Her poems have been published in From Walden to Woodlands and UnFree Verse (Ethos Books), A Luxury We Cannot Afford and The Straits Times. Her visual poetry has been displayed in The Arts House, The Substation and in Singapore libraries under National Art Council’s Project LAVA. She is the Station Control of Sing Lit Station.
Crispin Rodrigues is the author of Pantomime and The Nomad Principle, published by Math Paper Press. He is the co-editor of Crazy Little Pyromaniacs, an anthology of poems by young Singapore poets. He also helps to run Head-2-Head, an online interview show featuring home-grown writers with the National Library Board.
Gwee Li Sui
Gwee Li Sui has six volumes of poetry to date, the most recent being Death Wish. His other works include Myth of the Stone, Singapore’s first long-form graphic novel in English; Spiaking Singlish: A Companion to How Singaporeans Communicate; and The Leeter Tunku, a Singlish translation of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s The Little Prince. A familiar name in Singapore’s cultural scene, Gwee has also edited several acclaimed literary anthologies and written and lectured on a range of subjects.
Marylyn Tan is a linguistics graduate, poet, and artist interested in conditions of alienation and marginalisation. She has performed at the Singapore Biennale, the Singapore Writers Festival, SPEAK., and she has also been featured in various print anthologies, such as Rollercoasters and Bedsheets, A Luxury We Must Afford and Inheritance | The Anthology. Gaze Back is her first published book.