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2019 - Singapore

We Were So Hopeful Then

Updated on: 29 Aug 2019
  • Photo Credit: Karmen Wong

  • Photo Credit: Karmen Wong

  • Photo Credit: Karmen Wong

  • Photo Credit: Gabriel Chia

  • Photo Credit: Gabriel Chia

  • Photo Credit: Gabriel Chia

  • Photo Credit: Gabriel Chia

  • Photo Credit: Gabriel Chia

SYNOPSIS

Synopsis

Welcome to the 2025 Singapore Theatre Icon Awards, where we want to pay tribute to YOU! Celebrate with us and witness the unveiling of our industry icon of the year. Would it be the cleaner we pretend was invisible, or the driver we ignore? Or could the accolade be given to the rigger we never see on stage, or the transcriber who’s not even acknowledged?

Who are these people beyond their job descriptions—and do we even care?

Written by Ellison Tan and directed by Alvin Tan, We Were So Hopeful Then looks at invisibility in our working environment, and invites us to question the rationale and implicit biases of public accolades and garlands.

PRODUCTION CREDITS

Playwright
Ellison Tan
Director
Alvin Tan
Dramaturg
Melissa Lim
Multimedia Designer
Yusri Sapari
Cast
Henrik Cheng
Myra Loke
Sindhura Kalidas
Zaaki Nasir
Stage Manager
Brenda Lum Jia Yi
Multimedia Operator
Jovyn Loh
Lighting Programmer
Fiona Lim
Lighting Technician
Syahrudin Pasha Dasa
Chloe
Production Interns
Tan Aik Young
Andrea Tan
Janessa Renee Leong
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