Are you an actor who always challenges your craft?
Emotions are a universal tool that can touch all beings as long as they are genuine.
This 3-day workshop will explore how you can draw from your own life experiences to just “be”, and not “act”.
No prior acting experience is required. Participants should have the desire to challenge yourselves.
Please note that this workshop will be conducted in English and Mandarin.
Note: This workshop is only opened to participants who have completed Phase 1 of Seeding Lab.
Dear Participants of Phase 1,
Singaporeans often do not have the time to slow down, observe and feel the pulse of life beyond “making a living”. The same could be said for arts practitioners, so busy with projects that we forget how it’s like to create something not knowing what it might lead to.
I hope that Seeding Lab provided a good environment for you to rediscover your inner voice and unearth the creative energy in you that is not bounded by norms and standards. I’d like to thank Noise Movement, which made Seeding Lab possible with their partial funding.
With the conclusion of our 5-day workshop of Phase 1, I would like to invite you to take part in Phase 2 of Seeding Lab, which will see you collaborate with professional artists in April and May 2016. This is not just a continuation of the bonds you’ve formed with fellow artists, but also to foster the exchange of different art forms, which I believe will add much vibrancy to the local arts scene.
If you’re interested to join Phase 2, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org by 31 March 2016.
Meanwhile, keep your mind curious!
In support of youth arts participation
Most of the time, people get together only when a project is about to take place. In Seeding Lab, we do the reverse – explore from ‘nothing’, with nobody knowing where or what our union of ideas will lead to. And we invite all curious minds – anyone who has the desire to break away from routine and try something new – to join us on this journey of discovery.
Continue reading “Seeding Lab for Artist(e)s – Phase 1 (2nd run)”
Extracted from the review by Lee Mun Wai of The Straits Times:
Guest performer Jalyn Han gave an arresting performance as an elderly ma jie reminiscing about her younger days as she sat stoic at a table eating a bowl of rice. Her contemplative presence pervaded the entire space.
This is a Chinese drama based on 5 short stories written by Singaporean writer, Ai Yu. The stories will be presented with a humorous twist. The average age of the 20 actors is 65 and they will be acting in their own dialects.
- Friday, 30 Oct, 7.45pm
- Saturday, 31 Oct, 7.45pm
Venue: Kallang Community Club, 45 Boon Keng Road, Singapore 339771
Language: Cantonese and Hokkien with English surtitles
Tickets: $20 each from SISTIC (discounts apply)
Directed by Jalyn Han
As with most comedy, it is the witty servant that carries the show and this one is no different. Jalyn Han as Dorine brings on the laughs with her keen comic timing and energy. She also strikes a balance between the exaggeration needed in the comedy and the quieter moments when she is a keen observer.
Darius Tan’s Orgon, is a wonderful foil to Dorine. They play off each other well and the actors’ energies are well-matched.
Extracted from the review by Isaac Tan on Centre42.sg
Directed by Royston Tan
Starring Jalyn Han
This film was inspired by the poems Two Mothers in a HDB Playground by Arthur Yap and Two Mothers Over a Wall in Queen Astrid Park by Foo Chen Loong
A housewife sits alone at home. She seems to have difficulty differentiating the past or present. Going about her daily chores, things take a sharp turn when she is forced to face the issues in her present life.
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“Everything that I saw as problematic before is now deliberately and interestingly problematic.”
As reviewed by Ng Yi-Sheng on The Flying Inkpot
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Extracted from the review by Ng Yi-Sheng on The Flying Inkpot:
Directors Kuo Jian Hong and Alvin Chiam Hwee Chin bond with choreographers Jalyn Han and Kuo Jing Hong to create some memorable stage play, such as a rippling ring of pizza boxes in the toe-tapping One Step at a Time/Yi Bu Yi Bu Lai.
…it stands out with a charm, freshness and dedication to high production values that distinctly shows off the conviction of its creators.
Extracted from the review by Naeem Kapadia, on The Flying Inkpot:
Director Jalyn Han does a good job in manipulating the small space of the Play Den, creating entertaining little scenes that segue neatly into each other with minimal props.
Firecrackers & Bombshells is a competent and hugely enjoyable debut from a new player in the local theatre scene. Suffice to say, most of the audience members left with a smile on their faces – thinking, no doubt, of the idiosyncrasies of their own families in the annual rush up to the festive season.