Mentorship & Education
These mentoring efforts have culminated in professional stage productions which have received critical and popular acclaim. Two plays written under Huzir’s tutelage – Faith Ng’s wo(men) and Shiv Tandan’s The Good, The Bad, and the Sholay – were staged by Checkpoint Theatre with NUS Stage, and both were selected as among the Top 5 Best Plays of 2010 and 2011 respectively by The Flying Inkpot. Checkpoint commissions and produces new plays by young playwrights – six short plays were recently staged by Checkpoint in The Power of Notions/Notions of Power. Plays written under Huzir’s mentorship are also regularly produced by other professional theatre companies in Singapore, such as Buds Theatre Company and Wild Rice.
Checkpoint Theatre continues to celebrate new theatrical talent through thoughtful and rigourous collaboration, forging a close relationship with young artists and taking them through the creative process.