International Friendship Day (2016)

13 July 2016 – 28 July 2016 @ The Necessary Stage Black Box, Marine Parade Community Building


It’s International Friendship Day at MPSS but friendship seems to be the last thing on the students’ minds.

While the foreign students Adi, Anton and Liqin are questioning what to showcase at their booths and why there isn’t one for the local students, the Drama Club boys are unhappy about them not putting any effort towards the much anticipated SYF.

Meanwhile, Carys is facing pressure at home for losing her spot as the school’s top Maths student.

Will she lose her top spot to an international scholar?
Will the Drama Club boys get the foreigners to join in the chorus?
Will Adi get the booth of his choice?

Join us at International Friendship Day with the MPSS students as we discuss cross-cultural differences in this interactive theatre piece!

Director: Alvin Tan
Playwright: Haresh Sharma

Cast: Adib Kosnan, Audrey Luo, Lian Sutton, Karen Tan

Facilitator: Chong Gua Khee
Co-Facilitator: Gloria Tan

Production Stage Manager: Mohamed Uzair bin Mohamed Daud
Crew: Koh Xiyang Abel

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International Friendship Day (2016), Review
We Do Not Fight Hate with Hate International Friendship Day is an interactive theatre piece by The Necessary Stage, presented as part of the M1 Peer Pleasure Youth Theatre Festival by ArtsWok Collaborative. Peer Pleasure seeks to engage youths in the process of theatre-making, recognising their points of view as valuable within the larger arts scene. International Friendship Day is one of the standalone “Engagement Programmes”, but only one performance is open to the public (the
Jocelyn Chng
Reviewed: 28 July 2016
International Friendship Day (2016), Review
A Taste of Forum Theatre International Friendship Day (IFD) is an interactive drama targeted at primary and secondary school students by The Necessary Stage. The programme booklet even comes with an educational kit and study guide. IFD takes the form of Forum Theatre. Forum Theatre was created by Augusto Boal with the intentions of bringing about social and political change. Usually audiences would watch actors passively and leave when the play ends. Boal prefers “spect-actors” where audiences are inv
Lee Min Jie
Reviewed: 28 July 2016