Copyright © 2020 Emergency Stairs
Presented by the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival
Date: 29–30 January 2021, 8pm
Venue: NAFA Studio Theatre
Ticket Price: $27
Video on demand
Date: 1–7 February 2021
Ticket Price: $15
Accessibility feature(s) available: Closed captioning
Venue support by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
With the support of Binjai Tree.
It always begins with a question. A provocation.
Q: Can we change the way we make theatre in the future?
Offstage by Emergency Shelter—the training and research platform of Emergency Stairs—is a long-term research and experimental project. It seeks to understand, engage in dialogue with, and challenge the systems under which we make art. In Offstage 1.0, Emergency Shelter reimagined offstage roles as characters. In Offstage 2.0, the entire creation process was opened up to our audiences and the performance was staged behind closed doors, with no audience.
In Offstage 3.0, we will continue to question the value of theatre.
The value of theatre tends to be measured by models that are: quantitative instead of qualitative, product-centric instead of process-centric, short-term instead of long-term, and market-oriented instead of focusing on artistic development. However, we believe that this is unsatisfactory since the long-term process of artistic development is not for an absolute quantitative end.
Let’s question Stage on the stage, and provoke Theatre in the theatre.
Artistic Director & Director: Liu Xiaoyi
Performer / Producer: Liew Jia YI
Performer / Production Manager: Chng Xin Xuan
Performer / Research: Sng Ya-Li Sabrina, Ng Mun Poh
Performer / Closed Captioning: Khoo Zirui Grace
Performer / Sound: Xie Hui Lin
Performer / Marketing: Guo Chengwei Darren, Chong Woon Yong, Chan Hui Yin Chanel
Performer / Crew: Toh Kwee Kee