Little Mournings (2021)

4 July 2021 – 7 March 2021 @ Studio Theatre, NAFA Campus 3

Synopsis

A new day, a new light. 

A maker goes about fixing theatre objects meant for forever archival, every object a glint of his self and of time. Life finds its way through his hands into these objects and back into him again, and little mournings come on like waves – gentle, subdued, but never crushing. His time in the workshop is marked by the sounds of drills starting up, of sandpaper smoothening rough edges, of mallet against surfaces, of bird calls outside the window, of wind, of rain. 

As he counts down to the last of the objects, the maker wonders - if what he’s doing is easing the way for dead things to come back to life, or if he never had a part to play. 

This performance is created in response to the puppet developed by Sim Xin Feng, during The Maker’s Lab 2020 cycle.

Director: Myra Loke
Playwright: Ellison Tan
Puppet Designer & Maker: Sim Xin Feng
Sound Design: Ctrl Fre@k
Lighting Designer: Lim Woan Wen
Set Designer: Grace Lin
Costume Designer: Yeo Fu Bi

Performers: Tan Beng Tian, Darren Guo, Sindhura Kalidas
Stage Manager: Victoria Wong
Assistant Stage Manager: Shannon Ong
Production Supervisor - The Maker's Project: Lam Dan Fong
Production Manager - The Maker's Project: Ang Hwee Leng
Programme Manager - The Maker's Lab: Daniel Sim
Arduino Programming Consultant (The Maker's Lab 2020 Cycle): Lin Xiang

(Source: The Finger Players)


credits

Myra Loke
Director
Sim Xin Feng
Puppet Designer, Puppet Maker
Lim Woan Wen
Lighting Designer
Grace Lin
Set Designer
Yeo Fu Bi
Costume Designer

artefacts

The Maker's Project (2021), Programme
Programme for The Maker's Project (2021). 
The Finger Players
Recorded: 4 March 2021