No disaster or global pandemic is getting Pangdemonium down. Over the past few months, the local theatre company has come up with various initiatives to keep its spirit alive, such as streaming many of its award-winning plays and working with Wild Rice and Singapore Repertory Theatre on 20-minute short film The Pitch.
Now, Pangdemonium has announced its first online play, Waiting for the Host, a Zoom-inspired play by New York-based Marc Palmieri. The play stars local actors Mina Kaye, Neo Swee Lin, Petrina Kow, Adrian Pang, Gavin Yap, Keagan Kang and Zachary Pang. Written specifically to be performed and enjoyed online and revolving around the pandemic, it sheds light on how some people are making the best out of the situation instead of merely surviving and "waiting".
There's a plot twist, though: the play will be filmed in actors' homes, directed remotely by Tracie Pang, and streamed entirely online – similar to Singapore Repertory Theatre's rehearsed reading of A Wedding, A Funeral & Lucky, the Fish.
"This play actually is about the creation of a piece of digital theatre in these socially distanced times, and we believe it will speak to us all in meaningful ways," Pangdemonium says in a press statement.
It will be streamed online via Sistic Live at 9pm Thursday to Sunday starting from October 15 to November 1. There are only 350 tickets available for each performance, so books yours To get your tickets, you can purchase them from September 23 on pangdemonium.com and SISTIC.
We're definitely stoked to see what Tracie Pang and her team has up their sleeves.