The Transition Room (2019)

21 February 2019 – 2 March 2019 @ Drama Centre Black Box, National Library building

Synopsis

Life’s greatest questions have always been:

Who am I?

Where did I come from?

Why am I here?

Where am I going?

The Transition Room is a one-hour-of-power play exploring the fundamental questions that have bugged humanity since the dawn of time. Utilizing absurdist elements and pushing the boundaries of theatre’s conventional rules, The Transition Room will take the audience on a journey towards the great unknown with fevered bravery.

Mike finds himself in a room surrounded by other people who are not him. He could be waiting to see his dentist, or he could be waiting to renew his passport. Mike could be anywhere, but the only thing that he’s certain of is that he’s not sure where he is. Does Mike end up in another room? Are there several other rooms? Could he stay in the same room for the next hour?

Creative Team

Director/Playwright: Stanley Seah

Set Designer/Costume Stylist: Vivien Lau
Lighting Designer: Tai Zi Feng
Sound Designer: Vick Low

Cast 

Christer Jon Aplin
Marc Valentine Chia
Kaykay Nizam
Tan Hui Er
Victoria Chen
Jazmine Monaz

(Source: Toy Factory Productions Eventbrite)


credits

Stanley Seah
Director, Playwright
Vivien Lau
Set Designer, Costume Stylist
Tai Zi Feng
Lighting Designer
Vick Low
Sound Designer

artefacts

The Transition Room (2019), Review
To Transition or to Transit? A translucent ellipse gazes like a cloud from the sky of the room. Then a mechanical buzz asks the actors to come onstage. This is playwright-director Stanley Seah’s idea of purgatory, as billed, although the first 15 minutes of the play feel open-ended enough to suggest some sort of conceit around the idea of ‘transitioning’. Perhaps this is a play hinting at the instability of youth (as suggested by the young actors), or the idea of gender transitioning (says the clinica
Edward Eng
Reviewed: 21 February 2019