Devised and performed by: The Community Theatre, Beyond Social Services
Directed by: Rizman Putra
Assistant Director: Izzaty Ishak
What makes a party happening?
Do we need food, music, people and space?
What if we don’t have any of them?
Can we still party?
The Block Party is a docu-performance that unravels issues often blindsided and misrepresented. Assemble with the tribe and embrace the discomfort as we celebrate small joys among our struggles. Ready to party?
This performance is part of the M1 Peer Pleasure Website. Click here for the full programme line-up.
M1 Peer Pleasure is a celebration of youth theatre. It is a platform for young people aged 13-25 to stage productions at professional theatre venues, under the mentorship of theatre professionals, for audiences young and old. These collaborations let youths engage with their peers and with issues that concern them, culminating in creative and open exchanges through drama and dialogue.
A key goal of the festival is to develop and showcase more original works by young people so that they can communicate their unique perspectives on relevant social issues and contribute to a richer understanding of the world we live in.
FESTIVAL THEME: POVERTY
Poverty exists, but is often invisible. Are we aware of its presence in our lives – the low wage cleaner we brush past at lunchtime, the teenager who studies at the common corridor because home is a two-room flat shared with a family of five, the single mum who works two jobs yet struggles to put food on the table? Stories of individuals who overcome great odds to succeed may be inspiring, but does it make it fair? What is the face of poverty in Singapore? And after we see it, what do we do about it? Join us as we imagine change together at the M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival.
Credits: Esplanade Co Ltd
1 – 3 August
Thu – Fri: 8 PM
Sat: 3 PM & 8 PM
1 hr 15 mins (with no intermission)
Note: There will be a 30min post-show dialogue.