Productions

2016 - Singapore

Manifesto

Updated on: 03 Jan 2019
  • Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

  • Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

  • Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

  • Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

  • Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

  • Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

  • Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

  • Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

  • Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

  • Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

  • Photo credit: Caleb Ming / SURROUND

SYNOPSIS

Synopsis

1963. A young painter is forced to abandon his family and his art when he is embroiled in the tumultuous politics of the era. 

1987. Three writers are detained by the Internal Security Bureau, each making different choices that will leave indelible marks on their lives.

2016. Artists occupy a derelict building in a bid to present their works free from state intervention, but find themselves entangled in market and personal politics instead.

2024. Successors of a theatre company discover that it has a hidden history, and grapple with the reasons behind the rewriting of the past.

Through the lens of events stretching across 70 years, Manifesto, a brand new multilingual collaboration by Drama Box and The Necessary Stage, investigates the role of artists in history and politics:

Can Artists be alternative voices for the marginalized or will they be silenced, subdued and ultimately, erased?

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Created by
Alvin Tan
Bani Haykal
Ellison Tan
Goh Guat Kian
Haresh Sharma
Koh Wan Ching
Kok Heng Leun
Loo Zihan
Max Tan & Yuan Zhiying (MAX.TAN)
Petrina Dawn Tan
Sani Hussin
Sharda Harrison
Siti Khalijah Zainal
Production Stage Manager
Ng Siaw Hui
Assistant Stage Manager
Azyyati Alias
Technical Manager
Hu Chun Lai
Draughtsman
Chan Silei
Wardrobe Coordinator
Loo An Ni
Lighting Operator
Fiona Lim
Multimedia Operator
Loo Zihan
Surtitlist
Melissa Chin
Photographer
Tan Ngiap Heng
Makeup Artist
Haslina Ismail
Riggers
Darren Lee
Mish'aal
Mohd Rahmat
Muhammad Isyraf Bin Sabtu Syahrudin
Tai Zi Feng
Translator
Irma Ruslan
Melissa Lim
Transcribers
Muhammad Muazzam Amanah
Sim Yan Ying
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PREVIEWS

18 Feb 2016
The Straits Times Life! - Exploring lives of artists
28 Feb 2016
Sin Ming Daily - ‘必要剧场’ ‘戏剧盒‘ 联合呈现《宣言》
28 Feb 2016
The Business Times - Mining a dark past for a new play
07 Mar 2016
Lianhe Zaobao - Fukan - 必要剧场与戏剧盒合创多语言舞台剧《宣言》。艺术家能为”边缘人“说话吗?

REVIEWS

13 Mar 2016
The Business Times - Heartbreaking look at the struggles of artists
13 Mar 2016
The Straits Times Life! - Should artists be political
14 Mar 2016
The Straits Times Life! - Mailbag - Why an R18 rating for Manifesto
20 Dec 2016
The Straits Times Life! - Best and worst 2016
14 Dec 2016
The Business Times - Deep, diverse and distinct
30 Mar 2017
The Straits Times Life! - From Teochew script to cafe chatter_ M1-The Straits Times Life Theatre Awards 2017 nominees for Best Original Script

REMARKS

Remarks

Collaboration with Drama Box

COMMENTS