Ever had the urge, during a play, to yell out to the characters what you think they should do? You’ll get your chance in Scenes Festival, put together by Drama Box in celebration of its 25th anniversary this year.
It’s called ‘forum theatre’, and the local troupe is something of a specialist in the form, having staged such productions – even in the heartlands – since its inception. Forum theatre usually involves a cast of oppressed characters who cause a series of conflicts. Audience members are encouraged to stop the play at a point at which they think a character could’ve handled a situation differently, and are given the chance to change it.
Find out more in our interview with artistic director of the Scenes Festival and associate artistic director of Drama Box, Koh Hui Ling.