In post-COVID-19 times, a group of millennial comedy content creators hopes to seriously review and revamp their brand image to take on more social issues. Staggering teams in their rented office space, they pitch content ideas for a new series called The Essential Playlist, combining human feature vignettes, thought experiments and fictionalisations of real-world encounters of and with essential workers in Singapore.
In unravelling these (un)filtered stories, creative conflicts surface within the group: pandering to political correctness; recycling their established comic, satirical approach with insensitive portrayals; criticising intentions and blind spots of privilege. What edits and revisions will be accepted or rejected? Why does this advocacy matter to the team? How does any essential worker even stand to benefit from this entire exercise?
Playwrights: Zulfiqar Izzudin, Adeeb Fazah
Director: Adeeb Fazah
Lighting Designer: Ian Pereira
Sound Designer: Mark Benedict Cheong
Producers: Denise Dolendo, Kristine Ng
PSM: Abel Chong
Misha Paule Tan
Rino Junior John
Siti Zara Sophia
(Source: The Second Breakfast Company)