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Remember When: From Memories to Monologues #3

Presented by The Arts House



What do we remember? How do we capture our memories? 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.

This programme is open to the general public and is recommended for seniors aged 55 and above.

*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 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 6 are optional.

In six sessions, you will learn:

Session 1: Introduction to creative writing / How to capture your memories
9 Apr 2019 | 2pm – 5pm | Living Room * Taster Session tickets available 

Session 2: Stories about my name
15 Apr 2019 | 2pm – 5pm | Play Den

Session 3: Tensions in drama / Writing dialogues in monologues
16 Apr 2019 | 2pm – 5pm | Living Room

Session 4: Visualising the stage / Sound and lights in the scene
23 Apr 2019 | 2pm – 5pm | Play Den

Session 5: Reading of the first draft
29 Apr 2019 | 2pm – 5pm | Living Room *Optional 

Session 6: Editing and rehearsal
30 Apr 2019 | 2pm – 5pm | Play Den *Optional 

Session 7: Site rehearsal
6 May 2019 | 2pm – 5pm | Play Den 

Session 8: Show and tell
6 May 2019 | 7pm – 10pm | Play Den

Remember When: From Memories to Monologues #2


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


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.


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