Remember When: From Memories to Monologues #2
Presented by The Arts House
WORKSHOP, LITERARY ARTS
What do we remember? How do we capture our memories? If you’re a senior, come free your imagination in Remember When: From Memories to Monologues, a creative writing workshop guiding you to remember, reflect and map your memories.
Conceptualised and facilitated by theatre director and drama educator Jeffrey Tan, no prior experience is required for this workshop and it is suitable for seniors from all walks of life. Through a series of six practical workshops, Remember When will guide you to capture precious moments and aspirations, and transform these life memories to monologues.
In six sessions, you will learn:
Session 1: Introduction to creative writing / How to capture your memories
16 Jul 2018 | 2pm – 5pm | Living Room *Taster Session tickets available
Session 2: Stories about my name
30 Jul 2018 | 2pm – 5pm | Play Den
Session 3: Tensions in drama / Writing dialogues in monologues
31 Jul 2018 | 2pm – 5pm | Living Room
Session 4: Visualising the stage / Sound and lights in the scene
7 Aug 2018 | 2pm – 5pm | Play Den
Session 5: Reading of the first draft
21 Aug 2018 | 2pm – 5pm | Living Room *Optional
Session 6: Editing and rehearsal
27 Aug 2018 | 2pm – 5pm | Play Den
Session 7: Site rehearsal
28 Aug 2018 | 2pm – 5pm | Play Den *Optional
Session 8: Show and tell
28 Aug 2018 | 7pm – 10pm | Play Den
*Taster session tickets available at $10 - $12. Participants who have enjoyed the taster session and wish to purchase tickets for the remaining sessions may do so by cash only after the taster session. The prices are $40 (PG) and $48 (Standard). Pioneer Generation card must be produced for verification purposes when purchasing Pioneer Generation tickets.
*Sessions 5 and 7 are optional.
*Limited number of physical tickets will be available for sale at the Visitor Services Counter.
TESTIMONIALS FROM PREVIOUS PARTICIPANTS
Writing monologues helped me to frame my thoughts evoked from an emotional experience and transform it into a verbal expression. - Elizabeth
Remember When helped me to see my life journey and make positive resolutions for the future. - Ellyn
Most grateful am I to Jeffrey Tan for opening up my writing to include the Monologue. I discovered a way to tap into my memories with imagination, bringing to life people and events that have impacted my life. - Anne
The programme was fun and it helped us think on the spot and be creative. The facilitator was supportive and helpful. The ambiance of The Arts House helped evoke memories. - Fauziah
ABOUT THE TRAINER - JEFFREY TAN
An experienced theatre director and drama educator for more than twenty-five years, Jeffrey has worked as Resident Director with The Theatre Practice (1997 - 1998), Drama Lecturer and Acting Head of Drama with LASALLE SIA (1999 - 2001) and as Associate Artistic Director with TheatreWorks (S) Ltd (2002 - 2006). Jeffrey was Assistant Director, National Arts Council for the Singapore Arts Festival (2007 to 2012), Assistant Director, Community Arts and Culture Division, People’s Association (2012 to 2015) and Assistant Director, Centre For the Arts, National University of Singapore (2015 to 2016).
Jeffrey holds an MA (Drama and Theatre Education) from the University of Warwick. He has taught creative writing for St Patricks School, St Joseph's Institution, Serangoon Junior Collogue, the Creative Arts Programme; Ministry of Education, National Institute of Education; Nanyang Technological University, the Queensland University of Technology and the University of Warwick, Faculty of Early Childhood.