Our Space in Time is a digital exhibition about a community theatre group and its relationship with different types and forms of space over its decade-long run. The exhibition draws on artefacts and memories from the group’s history, capturing snapshots of youthful enthusiasm and spirit of a generation of theatre practitioners.
Yellow Chair Productions ran most of its programmes out of rooms and studios in Tampines Central Community Club and later, through partnerships with different organisations, were able to include other types of community spaces. Sometimes, the group found itself rehearsing in unconventional spaces, all in the spirit of making things happen. This was also where about 300 youths dabbled with drama on a weekly basis every weekend, amongst whom many were looking for opportunities to learn and develop their theatrical skills. From functioning like a drama club outside of school to various initiatives where the young and emerging were able to find their footing, Yellow Chair Productions served to create and hold space for a generation of talents.
While we aspire to keep up with the times, perhaps, there are learning lessons to be had from that which we have done before and possibly forgotten.
— Mohamad Shafulbahri, Project Lead, Our Space in Time