Checkpoint creates vibrant and important contemporary Asian plays that speak to both local and international audiences. Our work is varied in theme and form: socio-political satire, explorations of history and memory, verse texts, chamber opera, collaborations with regional artists, rapid-fire comedy, powerful music and arresting imagery. All united by an attention to detail and integrity of performance.
Checkpoint Theatre is committed to nurturing Singapore’s new generation of theatre practitioners. Joint Artistic Director Huzir Sulaiman conceived, and continues to teach, the first undergraduate playwriting course at the National University of Singapore. Both Claire and Huzir also serve as Principal Tutors for NUS Stage, the only university-wide English language theatre company at NUS.
In 2012, Checkpoint marks ten years of theatre-making. We celebrate the joy and magic of theatre. We celebrate our past work – from large-scale arts festival commissions to theatre in the intimate setting of an art gallery – and we celebrate our future, as we continue to create theatre that connects, challenges and inspires. Our 2012 Season celebrates the many facets of our work at Checkpoint: we stage 3 new productions – A Flamenco Life, City Night Songs and Occupation; we publish the inaugural collection of plays written by young playwrights mentored by Huzir; we collaborate with a Japanese theatre company who will translate and stage Huzir’s play, Cogito, in Tokyo. 2012 will also see the Australian premiere of Cogito in Melbourne by an Australian theatre company.