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Theatre Design & Singapore Storytelling. New Hampshire International Arts Seminar Szu-Feng Chen [email protected] www.szufengchen.ent. Theatre Design Process. Commitment Read the play Script and Character Analysis Research and Inspiration Communication and Collaboration

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theatre design singapore storytelling

Theatre Design &Singapore Storytelling

New Hampshire International Arts Seminar

Szu-Feng Chen

[email protected]


theatre design process
Theatre Design Process
  • Commitment
  • Read the play
  • Script and Character Analysis
  • Research and Inspiration
  • Communication and Collaboration
  • Design Development
  • Organization
  • Execution
  • Diverse and Young
  • 1965 declared independence from United Kingdom.
  • Most citizens root from China, Malaysia, and India.
  • Singlish: An unofficial mixed language of English, Malay, and Chinese dialects.
chinese in singapore
Chinese in Singapore
  • Chinese constitutes 80% population.
  • Languages Spoken: English, Singlish, Singadarin, Mandarin, Hokkien, Teochew, Cantonese, and Hakka.
  • English becomes primary language to unify the Chinese Singaporeans from different dialects group.
kuo pao kun 1939 2002
KuoPao Kun郭宝崑1939–2002

An iconic dramatist, playwright, director, educator, activist and public intellectual in Singapore.

From the 1960s to 1990s during Singapore’s independence., His works served as social commentaries, distinctly emphasizing on multiculturalism and focusing on man’s struggle and search for cultural identity.

kuo pao kun 1939 20021
KuoPao Kun1939–2002


National Culture Medallion


The Culture Award


Asean Cultural Award


The Excellence for Singapore Award

2012 kuo pao kun festival in search of kuo pao kun
2012 Kuo Pao Kun FestivalIn search of Kuo pao kun

Hosted by The Theatre Practice

Supported by Singapore National Arts Council

lao jiu the musical
A Musical adapted from KuoPao Kun’s original play Lao Jiu

Script Adaptation: Liu Xiaoyi | Composer: Eric Ng | Lyricist: Xiaohan

Director: KuoJian Hong | Associate Director & Choreographer: George Chan

Lao Jiu: The Musical
set and costume design
Set and Costume Design

Focus : 80’s life sketch with contemporary silhouette

set design research
Set Design Research

80’s Daily Life in Singapore