Caught (2019)

10 September 2019 – 6 October 2019 @ Miaja Gallery


The real "Lin Bo" and "Wang Min" are fugitives who create work from undisclosed locations to safeguard their identities and minimize exposure in a global climate when every border crossing is an opportunity for capture. As artistic leaders of the Xiong Collective (which has also never maintained a physical presence), they follow the teachings of their mentor, legendary dissident artist Yu Rong, who initiated a collaborative process they call "Embodiment."

Collaborating with SRT, playwright (Christopher Chen), and director (Ed Sylvanus Iskandar), they train actors to "embody" them as the real artists. By rigorously translating Lin Bo and Wang Min's actual rhetoric and speech patterns into physical behaviour, the actors transform into the original artists, playing them as real people until exposed by the play. This process allows the real actors to be authentically themselves, as well as the characters they play.

Caught is part of a body of work interpreting prompts words, phrases and sentences smuggled out of prison by Yu Rong, before his recent disappearance under mysterious circumstances.

Playwright: Christopher Chen
Conceptualiser/Director: Ed Sylvanus Iskandar

Set Designer: Andy Lim - ARTFACTORY
Lighting Designer: Gabriel Chan
Composer/Sound Artist: Ng Jing
Multimedia Designer: Yusri Shaggy Sapari
Costume Stylist: Lani Chan
Vocal Coach: Petrina Kow

Cast: Serene Chen, Chelsea Curto, William Landsman, Timothy Nga

Jon Cancio
Taran Franck
Heleena Panicker
Kim Tan
Bradley Waters
Rachel Chin
Annie Low
Liz Sergeant Tan
Shannen Tan
Luke Yu

Stage Manager: Keira Lee
Assistant Stage Manager: Fae Tan
Production Assistants: Alfred Ang, Michelle Lee

(Source: Singapore Repertory Theatre Programme)


Ed Sylvanus Iskandar
Conceptualizer, Director
Andy Lim
Set Designer
Gabriel Chan
Lighting Designer
Ng Jing
Composer, Sound Artist
Yusri Shaggy Sapari
Multimedia Designer
Lani Chan
Costume Stylist
Petrina Kow
Vocal Coach


Caught (2019), Programme
Programme for Caught (2019).
Singapore Repertory Theatre
Recorded: 10 September 2019
Caught (2019), Brochure
Brochure for Caught (2019).
Singapore Repertory Theatre
Recorded: 10 September 2019