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M1 Singapore Fringe Festival 2018:
Attempts: Singapore by Rei Poh
Synopsis

Corporate conglomerate ARC has reached out to the public in a bid to decipher a mysterious databank that has surfaced on their Artificial Intelligence (AI) system named J.O.A.N.. Your profiling skills are urgently required to halt this potential international crisis.

Attempts: Singapore is an immersive theatrical experience that draws inspiration from Martin Crimp's Attempts on Her Life. It takes audience-participants through a non-linear narrative pieced together through the accounts of various witnesses who attempt to describe a missing character named Anneand in doing so, may incriminate her in the ARC incident. As we collectively try to define her, are we closer to understandingor destroyingher?

Attempts: Singapore will be performed by Farez Najid, Farhana M Noor, Henrik Cheng, Julie Wee and Sabrina Sng.

''… a very successful performance, which allows the audience to be spectators and participators in this thought-provoking piece. The team’s effort in creating such a spectacular performance is commendable.''
- Pandaren Peng, Union House Theatre Chinese Reviews Melbourne, on an earlier version of Attempts in Melbourne (translated from Chinese)

Due to the nature of this work, only 22 audience-participants will be admitted per show.

Developed in residence at Centre 42.

Rei Poh is a theatre practitioner, director and actor interested in the use of gaming narratives within participatory theatre. As a citizen of "meritocratic", achievement-obsessed Singapore, Rei believes in embracing and celebrating failures.

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10 Oct 2017, 9am

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10 Oct 2017, 10am

Language

English

Duration

Approximately 105 minutes

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DIRECTOR/ CONCEPT & GAME DESIGNER – REI POH

Rei Poh is a theatre practitioner, director and actor interested in the use of gaming narratives within participatory theatre. As a citizen of "meritocratic", achievement-obsessed Singapore, Rei believes in embracing and celebrating failures.

KEY FAILURES
1995 - Moved from Express stream (average) to Normal stream (sub-par)
1997 - GCSE O-level score of 26 (the lower, the better. 6 = perfect score)
1998 - Failed to complete Manufacturing Diploma
2001 - Applied for Police Academy, but gave up on multiple entry exams
2008 - Unemployed and living with parents
2016 - In debt upon completion of VCA Masters programme

DRAMATURG – ZEE WONG

Zee is an actor, singer, playwright and theatre maker. Her acting credits include ITSY – The Musical (The Finger Players); Café; (The Twenty-Something Theatre Festival); and Normal (Checkpoint Theatre). She is currently writing a play about gender issues and sexual violence, as part of the Centre 42 Boiler Room 2016 cycle. She is also an Apprentice (2016-2018) with The Finger Players.

PRODUCTION STAGE MANAGER – IZZATUL FIA

Izz started out in the industry as a dresser which later sparked her passion in the performing arts doing production and backstage work. She has worked for various stage productions and major events such as the M1 Singapore Fringe Festival and Esplanade Presents festivals. A graduate of Victorian College of the Arts, Izz developed versatility engaging in productions of different genres and being part of the collaborative creative process. When not busy working, she would be cuddling with her two cats at home.

SOUND DESIGNER – JING NG

Awarded with a National Arts Council scholarship, Jing graduated with first class honours from Rose Bruford College (UK) specialising in Performance Sound. He has a keen interest for sound design in theatre and dance; and enjoys collaborative, devised and experimental works. His Singapore credits are: Silly Little Girl and The Funny Old Tree; Titoudao; A Fleeting Moment; Grind; Lord of The Flies; Red Sky; PRISM; Fundamentally Happy; Dragonflies. Jing was nominated for Best Sound Design in the 2014 Off West End Theatre Awards for Outfox Productions’ Corpus Christi (UK).

PROJECTION DESIGNER – GENEVIEVE PECK

Genevieve graduated from The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, London in 2012 with a BA(Hons) in Theatre Practice, specialising in Lighting and Projection/ Video Design. She has worked with companies such as Pangdemonium, The Theatre Practice, Toy Factory, Frontier Danceland, Sing’Theatre, Drama Box, The Arts Fission Company, Siong Leng Musical Association, Singapore Repertory Theatre, Apsaras Arts and Sightlines Productions. Genevieve has also worked on events such as the ASEAN Para Games 2015's Opening and Closing Ceremonies and Kit Chan’s Spellbound concert.

PERFORMER – FAREZ NAJID

Farez Najid was trained in BA (Acting) at LASALLE College of the Arts for two years. His works include PRISM (Toy Factory Productions, 2017), Geylang (W!LD RICE, 2016), and Tan Tarn How’s The Lady of Soul and the Ultimate “S” Machine (Esplanade’s The Studios 2015). Farez aspires to be a competent educator in the realm of theatre education.

PERFORMER – FARHANA M NOOR

Farhana graduated from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Degree in Theatre Arts with First Class Honours. She has worked with Teater Kami, Buds Theatre Company, Singapore Repertory Theatre and Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay, and in the Malay TV industry with shows including Bunga Tanjong. Farhana clinched awards for Best Supporting Actress and Most Promising Actress at Suria’s Pesta Perdana 2015, and was also recently nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role at the Asian Television Awards.

PERFORMER – HENRIK CHENG

A native of New York City, Henrik has worked in a gamut of theatre roles. A chance encounter with Singaporean artists at a La MaMa symposium led him to question the American-centric approach and limits of his practice. From there, it has been a 9,521 mile journey to Singapore. While at the Intercultural Theatre Institute (ITI), Henrik has worked on Speak Cryptic’s The Tribe (The O.P.E.N.), Wright Assembly’s Alamat Bahru, and Tan Liting’s Pretty Butch (M1 Singapore Fringe Festival). Henrik gravitates towards performing work that provides hope, is healing, or encourages positive, proactive change.

PERFORMER – JULIE WEE

Julie Wee trained as an actor at the Victorian College of the Arts. Her stage credits include Normal (Checkpoint Theatre), Mosaic (Take Off Productions), Juliet in Romeo and Juliet (W!LD RICE), Portia in The Merchant of Venice (Singapore Repertory Theatre) and Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible (Toy Factory). She is a professional voiceover artist who runs her own home studio. Companies that use her voice include Visa, SK-II and Olay. Julie’s showreels can be found on her YouTube channel: JulieWeeVO.

PERFORMER – SABRINA SNG

Sabrina Sng is an artist from Singapore. Her work learns from the body—its memories and its truth. A National Arts Council Undergraduate Arts Scholarship recipient, she graduated from NYU Tisch (Experimental Theatre Wing) and holds a BFA with honours in Theatre Arts. She is a graduate of the inaugural SITI Conservatory Program, an immersion program for international artists. Her recent work includes: Lobsters (Lucy-Margaux Marinkovich), Adam and Evie (SITI Conservatory) and Salomé; (Kevin Kuhlke, ETW Mainstage).

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