Updated: 05/08/2013 22:38

National Arts Council to build new centre for theatre sector



National Arts Council to build new centre for theatre sector

The National Arts Council (NAC) has announced plans to build a new centre for the theatre sector in Singapore, primarily focused on the development of original text-based works. 

NAC says the aims of this centre are to nurture and develop established and emerging playwrights in Singapore, as well as facilitate the growth of new and original text-based works that will enrich and enhance Singapore's canon of theatre works. 

NAC hopes the Centre for Text-Based Works will provide an avenue for both aspiring and established playwrights and theatre practitioners to collaborate, create and present new writing for the stage. 

The success of similar institutions in other countries also gvae NAC the confidence that such a centre can do the same to drive the growth of theatre in Singapore. 

NAC is currently conducting an open call, to seek a suitable partner for this project. 

Commenting on the centre, Ms Yvonne Tham, Deputy Chief Executive Officer, NAC says, 

"We hope this Centre for Text-Based Works will complement and bring greater focus to current efforts by providing an avenue for both aspiring and established playwrights and theatre practitioners to collaborate, create, critique and present new writing for the stage. We have seen the success of similar institutions in other countries, and hope that this centre can do the same to drive the growth of theatre in Singapore. NAC is not seeking an operator to just run this centre - we want a strong partner who shares our vision and will help expand the artistic capabilities of Singapore's theatre scene."

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