In 2012, Checkpoint Theatre launched Voices Clear and True: New Singapore Plays Volume 1 which is the first in a series of play collections that showcase the exciting work of a new generation of Singapore playwrights.
Voices Clear and True: New Singapore Plays Volume 1 comprises eight plays that were written under the mentorship of Huzir Sulaiman. This anthology includes critically-acclaimed plays such as Faith Ng’s wo(men) and Shiv Tandan’s The Good, The Bad, and The Sholay – both of which were nominated for Best Original Script in the Straits Times Life! Theatre Awards.
Find out more on the book here.
Photo credits to Sean Poon.
- The Artist Who by Lucas Ho
- wo(men) by Faith Ng
- A Malay Romance by Christine Chong
- Staying Over by Dan Koh
- Bus Driver Bring Me to Die by Kenneth Chong
- Radio Silence by Laremy Lee
- The Good, the Bad and the Sholay by Shiv Tandan
- Framed by Cheryl Lee
Even from the short readings, one could immediately see the quality and tantalising potential in many of the plays ... It is wonderful to see Checkpoint Theatre taking such an active step in promoting the works of new playwriting talent.Buttons in the Bread (Singapore)
Promising young playwrights deliver in spades ... there are some true gems here that attest to the writing gifts of young Singaporeans and Huzir [Sulaiman]'s talents as a teacher.The Business Times (Singapore)